Next best thing to traveling yourself, and not just to different places but through the centuries. It will span 5 centuries — 15th-20th — and feature works by Afanasy Nikitin, Archpriest Avvakum, Alexander Radishchev, Nikolai Karamzin, Ivan Goncharov, Anton Chekhov, and Ilf and Petrov, among others. No prerequisites; all readings and discussions are in English.
Introduces important trends and movements in Russian literary and cultural history. Offered in English.