Murder and Adultery: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and the 19th-Century Russian Novel|
REES 205, RULE 205|
Some of the greatest novels of the 19th century were written by Russians. The Russian prose tradition developed rapidly; in as little as 50 years, it moved from Pushkin's brilliant, condensed novel in verse, EUGENE ONEGIN, to Tolstoy's masterpiece, ANNA KARENINA. We will trace its growth from short stories to long novels, noting the constraints of tsarist censorship. Russian writers' awareness of their belatedness in relationship to Western Europe will be examined through their dialogue with French realism.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Pushkin, EUGENE ONEGIN, THE TALES OF BELKIN, QUEEN OF SPADES
Mikhail Lermontov, HERO OF OUR TIME
Nikolai Gogol, "The Nose", "The Overcoat", "Diary of a Madman"
Fyodor Dostoevsky, POOR FOLK, TURGENER, FATHERS AND SONS, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Leo Tolstoy, ANNA KARENINA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers (5 pp.), frequent one-page papers for facilitating class discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation are required. Papers must be submitted in hard copy. Conducted in English.
|Instructor(s): Meyer,Priscilla Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK413; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 6||SO: 6||FR: 13|
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