Slavic Languages and 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.