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RUSS 322 A: The Golden Age: Nineteenth Century Russian Literature And Culture

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 11:30am - 12:20pm
CMU 326
Joint Sections: 
RUSS 522 A, , , ,
Galya Diment

Syllabus Description:

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This course will focus primarily on the "big" works by the "big" authors of 19th century Russian literature - Goncharov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov - dealing with "big" themes as well as with literary nuances.  All readings and discussions are in English.  No prerequisites.


1)  Oblomov, Ivan Goncharov (Alma Classics)

2)  Goncharov's "Oblomov": A Critical Companion (Northwestern)

3)  Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky (Norton Critical Editions)

4)  Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (Norton Critical Editions)

5)  Short Stories, Anton Chekhov (Norton Critical Editions)

6)  Selected Plays, Anton Chekhov (Norton Critical Editions)

Catalog Description: 
Explores Russian literature and culture during the "Golden Age" of the nineteenth century. Authors include some of the best-known and most influential Russian writers, including Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Turgenev, Chekhov, and Goncharov. Students gain a comprehensive knowledge of major literary themes, ideas, and developments of nineteenth century Russian literature. Offered: W.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 3:37pm