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Fall 2012-2013
* SLA 219 (LA)  

History of Russian Literature before 1860

Ellen B. Chances

A survey in English of major literary developments and fictional texts in Russian culture from the early nineteenth century to the mid-19th century. The course concentrates on these master prose writters: Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, the early Dostoevsky, and the early Tolstoy.

Sample reading list:
Pushkin, Eugene Onegin
Pushkin, "Queen of Spades"; "Bronze Horseman"
Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time
Gogol, Petersburg Tales; Dead Souls
Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students expected to read about 150 pages per week. Midterm. Choice of final exam or 10-15 page paper. Precept participation very important.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Knowledge of Russian not required..

Other information:
Open to Freshmen

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21274 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M W   McCosh Hall   64   Enrolled:11 Limit:40
P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:0 Limit:10
P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   039   Enrolled:0 Limit:10