RCHUMS 348 - Survey of Russian Literature
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Advisory Prerequisites:
A knowledge of Russian is not required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to the major masterpieces of Russian fiction written in the last third of the 19th century. Among the works to be studied are such classic of world literature as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Chehov’s Uncle Vanya. We also will read some of Turgenev’s and Leskov’s best novellas. Texts will be analyzed in a broad cultural framework and in the context of the monumental changes Russian society was undergoing at that time. We will trace how writers positioned themselves with regard to the social, intellectual, and religious issues dividing their contemporaries. Topics include gender relations, violence and repentance, utopia, suicide, love and modernity, the metaphysics of beauty, Russia and the West.

Two papers and final test.

No knowledge of Russian language, literature, or history is required.

RCHUMS 348 - Survey of Russian Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19439
Open
4
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
45946
Open
3
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
45947
Open
1
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
46144
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Note:
REQUIRED TEXTS  
Leo Tostoy, Anna Karenina, 2nd ed. (Norton, 1994) 
Ivan Turgenev, Spring Torrents (Penguin)  
Feodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)  
Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)  
The books are available at Ulrich's Bookstore (549 East University Avenue, Phone 662-3201). The rest of the required texts listed below will be posted on the CTools website under Resources.
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