Explore the World of Modern Russian Literature
In this 8 week semester course, we will explore the history and evolution of Russian literature
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This 8 week, semester course will explore the interesting world of modern Russian Literature. We will begin with early, classical pieces, and trace the development on this literature through the collapse of the Soviet Union. This course will explore the historical context for each piece within the Russia, as well as the literary features of the writings. We will read a variety of genres of writing from the most significant Russian writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will be...
Students will explore the chronological development of Russian literature within the context of Russian history. Students will learn and use key literary terms needed for the analysis of each of these pieces.
Writing assignments will be offered each class for students to submit independently for feedback and assessment.
Students will need access to the following texts: Week 2- Eugene Onegin (poem) by Pushkin http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23997/23997-h/23997-h.htm Week 3- White Nights by Dosteovsky http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36034/36034-h/36034-h.htm Week 4- Fathers and Sons by Turgenev http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47935/47935-h/47935-h.htm Week 5- The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Tolstoy https://web.stanford.edu/~jsabol/existentialism/materials/tolstoy_death_ilyich.pdf Week 6- The Cherry Orchard (play) by Chekhov https://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/ac/chorch.htm Week 7- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn http://www.kkoworld.com/kitablar/aleksandr_soljenitsin_ivan_denisovichin_bir_gunu-eng.pdf Week 8- Oman Ra by Pelevin (purchase or find at the library)
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Brandy DahlenUniv. of Cambridge, M.A., History, Literature, and Writing Teacher
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