Slavic Languages & Literatures | Chekhov
R535 | ALL | Durkin


Introduction to and survey of the works of Anton
Chekhov (1860-1904).   Chekhov's biography and career
in the social context of his times; Chekhov's place in
the literary journalism of his day; literary
antecedents and parallels;  Chekhov's innovations and
contributions as one of the founders of the modern
short story and the modern drama; attention to
Chekhov's epistolary legacy.  Readings in either the
original or English translation, depending on
individual students' language abilities and
preferences.  Readings will include a representative
selection of Chekhov's early stories, the major
fiction, and both early plays and the four mature
plays (Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, Cherry
Orchard).
Requirements: two papers, presentations, discussion.