RUSS 120 A: Topics in Russian Literary and Cultural History

Winter 2023
Meeting:
TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm / KNE 110
SLN:
20209
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
C LIT 252 B , HONORS 241 A , ENGL 313 A , CHID 270 A , GLITS 311 A
TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

                             Winter 2023: RUSSIAN CRIME FICTION

               (FOR THE WEEK-BY-WEEK SYLLABUS, SEE "FILES")

From czars to comrades and to new Russians, it’s all about who is good,  who is evil, who is up, who is down, and, of course, who dunnit. All readings, lectures, and discussions are in English. Optional “W.”

 

                   Instructor: Professor Galya Diment

                             galya@uw.edu Office hours: TBA

                   TA: Svetlana Ostroverkhova, PhD Student, Slavic L&L

                            svostr@uw.edu Office hours: TBA

                   TA Stefana VUKADINOVICH, PhD Student, Slavic L&L

                        vukadino@uw.edu Office hours: TBA

                       

 

                           Required Books:

  1. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (Norton edition)
  2. Vladimir Nabokov, Despair
  3. Boris Akunin, Winter Queen
  4. Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin

(Shorter works, including Anton Chekhov’s “Murder,” are available online)

 

                     FORMAT: LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS            

Catalog Description:
Introduces important trends and movements in Russian literary and cultural history. Offered in English.
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
April 12, 2024 - 11:10 am