Slavic Languages and Literatures | Pushkin to Dostoyevsky
R563 | ALL | --


This course will offer a survey of major works, authors, and trends in Russian literature
from the end of the eighteenth century to the latter part of the nineteenth, the golden age
of Russian literature.  Readings (all in translation) and discussion will focus primarily on
masterworks of prose fiction, but some drama and poetry may also be included. Attention
will be paid to the social and historical background of the readings, as well as to
developments in other arts in Russia and to cultural relations between Russia and other
countries. Authors whose work we will read include Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev,  Tolstoy, and
Dostoevsky, and others.