Russ 230: Introduction to Russian Literature in Translation
October 16, 2013
Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul.
This course will focus on such masterpieces of Russian literature as Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades,” Turgenev’s “Fathers and Sons,” Gogol’s “The Overcoat,” Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” and (the instructor’s favorite) “The Master and Margarita.” It will also include some poetry by Pushkin, Lermontov, Tsvetaeva, Akhmatova and others.
Through developing the skills of close textual analysis, we will look at how these works function as literary texts, philosophical inquiries, social commentary, moral statements and aesthetic assertions.
Russian 230 counts towards the International Studies requirement, the Russian minor, and the Foreign Languages major.
No final exam, but one 5-6 page analytical essay and one longer (10-12 pages) final paper.
Spring 2014, TTH 1:50-3:20 pm
Instructor: Dr. Tatiana Osipovich
This course is taught in English and has no prerequisites.
For more information, please contact Prof. Osipovich, firstname.lastname@example.org