The 19th-cenutury "realistic" novel elevated Russian literature to world literary significance. In this course we do close readings of three major Russian novels: Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. While we consider a variety of formal and thematic concerns, special emphasis is placed on the social context and on questions of Russian cultural identity. Readings and discussions are supplemented by critical articles and film. This is a Writing Intensive course: workshops are required. All readings are in English translation. No prerequisites.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; AS LCD; AS SD I; AS WI I; FA HUM; AR HUM