RUSSIAN 347 - Survey of Russian Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
A knowledge of Russian is not required. No knowledge of Russian literature or history is presupposed.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on the masterpieces of Russian fiction written between 1820 and 1870, including such classics of world literature as Tolstoy's War and Peace and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Evolving fast from Romanticism to High Realism, this period marks a blossoming of Russian culture, despite strained relations with political authorities. We will trace how writers treated the political, social, intellectual, and religious issues dividing their contemporaries, creating a unique kind of literature that claimed authority over society in settling these problems. Topics include romantic self-fashioning and posturing (including such risky aristocratic games as dueling and gambling), gender relations, the fate of the educated in society, violence and repentance, reform and stagnation, history and the private self, Russia and the West. No knowledge of Russian literature or history is presupposed. Participation in class discussion, two short papers, and a final exam.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • Aleksandr Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (Dana Point: Ardis, 1993)
  • Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time (Dana Point: Ardis, 1988)
  • Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons (New York: Norton, 1994)
  • Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (Oxford: World's Classics Ser., Oxford UP, 1991)
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (New York: Norton, 1989)
  • Course pack from Accu-Copy.

RUSSIAN 347 - Survey of Russian Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
16061
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Coursepack Location:
Accu-Copy (518 E. William St., 769-8338)
ISBN: 9780192838995
Eugene Onegin, Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin., Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780140447958
A hero of our time, Author: Mikhail Lermontov ; translated by Paul Foote., Publisher: Penguin Rev. ed. 2001
Required
ISBN: 9780393967524
Fathers and sons, Author: Ivan Turgenev ; translated and edited by Michael R. Katz., Publisher: W.W. Norton 1st ed. 1995
Required
ISBN: 9780393956238
Crime and punishment : the Coulson translation, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism, Author: Dostoevskij, Fedor M., 1821-1881., Publisher: Norton 1989
Required
ISBN: 0192833987
War and peace, Author: Leo Tolstoy ; translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude ; edited with an introduction and notes by Henry Gifford., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1998
Required
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