The Poor Clerk: Origins of the Petersburg Tale|
Spring 2011 not offered
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: None
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.
One class presentation, all in Russian.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This small seminar depends on active participation in class discussion, in Russian.
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