In the second half of the semester, each student will give a 15-20-minute (maximum) oral presentation on a historical topic of your choice, accompanied by a bibliographic handout(minimum 5 sources) distributed in class. Successful presentations will explain both the broader cultural and historical importance of the chosen topic and its significance for the Soviet/post-Soviet film industry specifically. Ideally, the presentation will move beyond general summary to offer a clearly articulated claim or thesis. You may include brief film clips.
Contact the instructor for the link to the signup spreadsheet.
Below is a list of possible presentation topics. You may also present on another topic cleared in advance by the instructor.