The Poor Clerk: Origins of the Petersburg Tale|
We will follow the evolution of realism in the first half of the 19th century from E. T. A. Hoffmann's effect on Pushkin's and Gogol's Petersburg stories to Dostoevsky's first tales of the poor clerk. Through close reading, we will see how Russian authors of the naturalist school reworked the devices of German literature to create their own tradition. Taught in Russian, the course is designed for both advanced students of Russian and native speakers.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-Lang/Lit/C)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
E. T. A. Hoffmann, THE GOLDEN POT, A NEW YEAR'S EVE ADVENTURE, MADEMOISELLE DE SCUDERY (in English)
Pushkin, GROBOVSHCHIK, PIKOVAYA DAMA
Gogol, NEVSKY PROSPEKT, NOS, SHINEL
Dostoevsky, GOSPODIN PROKHARCHIN, DVOINIK
Nekrasov, PETERBURGSKIE UGLY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short papers.
One term paper.
Frequent short class presentations, all in Russian.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This small seminar depends on active participation in class discussion, in Russian.
|Instructor(s): Meyer,Priscilla Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|
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