Russian 3300-601 (Fall/Spring): Syllabus
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As explained in the Course Description, this independent, directed-study course does not have a pre-defined syllabus.
Week 1: Sunday 08/20/23 - Saturday 08/26/23 [show/hide]
Compare Marshak's translation of "The House That Jack Built" to the original at". See if you want to offer a different translation--perhaps a more accurate one--for some of the lines.
Week 2: Sunday 08/27/23 - Saturday 09/02/23 [show/hide]
Корней Иванович Чуковский.
1) Найдите биографию Чуковского в Википедии (по-русски или по-английски) и почитайте о его жизни.
2) Найдите звукозапись или видеозапись стихотворения Чуковского «Тараканище» и послушайте, одновременно читая текст.
3) Разберитесь со словарем, что значит каждая строка «Тараканища» и начните думать о том, как вы перевели бы некоторые строки.
Week 3: Sunday 09/03/23 - Saturday 09/09/23 [show/hide]
1) Listen and read-along Тараканище: the 7 minutes video narrated by a woman or the 16-minutes video narrated by a male actor.
2) Write a prose translation of the story in a style that can be read aloud to a child and maintains as much of the spirit of Chukovsky's story as possible.
Week 4: Sunday 09/10/23 - Saturday 09/16/23 [show/hide]
Читайте: Сергей Михалков. «А что у вас?»
Смотрите и слушайте: то же самое.
Week 5: Sunday 09/17/23 - Saturday 09/23/23 [show/hide]
Напишите стихотворение по-русски в подражание «А что у вас?». Для поисков рифмы вам может быть полезен этот словарь.
Week 6: Sunday 09/24/23 - Saturday 09/30/23 [show/hide]
Сравните любой/любые перевод(ы) стихов доктора Сьюза (Dr. Seuss) с оригиналом. (Не обязательно всем выбирать одни и те же стихи.) На занятии мы поговорим о ваших наблюдениях и мнениях.
Week 7: Sunday 10/01/23 - Saturday 10/07/23 [show/hide]
In this class, we'll finish editing Katya's poem and finish reading her Dr. Seuss choice. Would you also prepare a Russian translation (in prose) of a small portion of your Dr. Seuss selection?
Week 8: Sunday 10/08/23 - Saturday 10/14/23 [show/hide]
Unfinished business from last week.
Week 9: Sunday 10/15/23 - Saturday 10/21/23 [show/hide]
Katya will " look at a couple of the Alexander Vvedensky poems here and here, and maybe attempt to translate them into English." Lea will "translate to English some of Григорьев's poems here or here or here or here and also the hippotamus one by Рената Муха."
Week 10: Sunday 10/22/23 - Saturday 10/28/23 [show/hide]
Почитайте классическую поэму Самуила Маршака (1887-1964), известную каждому советскому школьнику, "Мистер Твистер".
Week 11: Sunday 10/29/23 - Saturday 11/04/23 [show/hide]
Week 12: Sunday 11/05/23 - Saturday 11/11/23 [show/hide]
Переведите сколько успеете из «Мистера Твистера».
Week 13: Sunday 11/12/23 - Saturday 11/18/23 [show/hide]
Читаем переводы стихов Жака Превера. Русские переводы здесь, а английские переводы и французские оригиналы скоро найдет и пришлет нам Лия. And she has! Here is what she said: "I found these two websites that have a few poems in English, but not all the ones you found in Russian. and My (Lea's) personal favorites are Barbara, breakfast or brunch (which I found in Russian here), and Paris de nuit. The red horse (in English here) and "This Love" are really nice too." So we'll do what Lea says.
Week 14: Sunday 11/19/23 - Saturday 11/25/23 [show/hide]
Опять Жак Превер.
Week 15: Sunday 11/26/23 - Saturday 12/02/23 [show/hide]
Переводим The Owl and the Pussycat
Week 16: Sunday 12/03/23 - Saturday 12/09/23 [show/hide]
Week 17: Sunday 12/10/23 - Saturday 12/16/23 [show/hide]
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