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Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology

Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology

This Fall 2020, Russian Program is offering a Soviet and Russian film course. This course investigates the development of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, from their origins to the present. Beginning with the experimental masterpieces of Eisenstein, Vertov and Dovzhenko, film shaped and responded to Soviet ideology, while Russian cinema continues to direct contemporary Russian culture, even as it reveals social contradictions. World renowned filmmakers including Eisenstein and Vertov, Tarkovsky, Zvyagintsev and Todorovsky engage in active dialogue with each other and world cinema to create a uniquely rich cinematic tradition. This course will consider major film movements, directors, trends, and genres of this tradition, with attention to their innovative techniques and ideological contexts.

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CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrates its graduates in the Class of 2020 with a message from Dean Ann Ardis, a musical tribute from the Green Machine, and more.

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Mills Kelly Receives Gutenberg Teaching Award

Mills Kelly Receives Gutenberg Teaching Award

In recognition of his career-spanning work in the scholarship of teaching and learning, Mills Kelly, history professor and interim executive director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, has been awarded the Gutenberg Teaching Award.

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IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Afghanistan!

IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Afghanistan!

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is proud to announce that The Immigrant Stories Project has added Afghanistan. We now have six countries of origin. The Immigrant Stories webpage now includes a new fact sheet and analysis of immigrants from Afghanistan living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. The Afghan story also includes an interview with Nasreen, a refugee from Afghanistan and George Mason University graduate. She came to the United States following the Russian invasion in the late 1970s and arrived in California when she was 18 years old. Now she lives in the DC metro area and has written a book about her life.

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Latest University Information on COVID-19

Latest University Information on COVID-19

George Mason University is committed to protecting the health of its community. Its resources include up-to-date plans and procedures, identification of student health services clinics, and attention to its study-abroad programs.

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