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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUS 260 - 19th Century Russian Literature (in transl.)


Fall 2022 Topic: 19th Century Russian Literature

This course explores the great 19th-century Russian literary tradition, including works by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. We will consider the “ritualized violence” of dueling, rapidly shifting attitudes toward sexuality and love, questions of social justice around serfdom, Russia’s complicated relationship with the West, religion vs. scientific progress, and the Russian writer’s role as prophet of truth in a land of autocracy.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement
Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing and Rhetoric requirement
Counts as an elective in the English major and minor.
Satisfies a requirement in the Global Literary Theory interdisciplinary minor.

Prerequisites & Notes
No knowledge of Russian required or expected.
Course is repeatable for credit given different topic/title.