Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUS 430 - Dostoevsky Brothers (in translation)


This course is devoted to reading Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, which includes the inserted narrative of “The Grand Inquisitor,” which is too often read in isolation from the novel as a whole. We will engage the text from theological, historical, philosophical, and narratological perspectives. Along the way, we will engage in the fascinating socio-historical context of the novel - a period of great reforms, active quests for social justice, and revolutionary movements that would lead to the assassination of the tsar the year after the novel was published, and to the Bolshevik Revolution less than forty years later.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement
Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement
Satisfies an ENG seminar requirement.
Satisfies a requirement in the Global Literary Theory interdisciplinary minor
Satisfies a requirement toward the Russian minor
Satisfies a requirement toward the major in Russian Studies
Satisfies a requirement toward the major in Russian Language & Literature