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Russian 230: Introduction to Russian Literature in Translation

March 12, 2012

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Russian 230:  Introduction to Russian Literature in Translation

Fall ‘12, TTH 1:50-3:20 pm
Instructor:  Dr. Rebecca Pyatkevich
This course is taught in English and has no prerequisites.


Good!  Evil!  Crime!  Punishment!  God!  The Devil!

Nobody does literature quite like the Russians!


Philosophy and psychology, the sweep of history and the boredom of the everyday - it’s all in these books.

This course will introduce you to the great works and authors of the Russian tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries:  Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy; Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Bulgakov, and others.

Through developing the skills of close textual analysis, we will look at how these works function as literary works, but also touch us as works of philosophy, psychology, social commentary.


Russian 230 counts towards the International Studies requirement, the Russian minor, and the Foreign Languages major.


No final exam, but one 4-6 page paper and one longer (10-12 pages) final paper.


For more information, please contact Prof. Pyatkevich at


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