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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course gives you a rare opportunity to explore a short story by Mikhail Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog, and then see its brilliant screen adaptation which is believed to be of the best works of Russian cinema. We will study the main themes and characters, as well as historical and cultural background of the story, read some abstracts, watch the film and then discuss together how a short story written in 1925 was interpreted in more contemporary Russia. The course will be conducted mostly in English, with some commentary on the Russian language. Some knowledge of Russian would be beneficial.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

08 Apr 2017

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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