LITR 013R. The Russian Novel: The Classic Tradition
(Cross-listed as RUSS 013 )
This course surveys the rise of the Russian novel during the nineteenth century. We will read works by Lemontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Our examination of the literary and rhetorical strategies of these authors will be grounded in an understanding of their cultural context. We will probe issues of Russia's national identity, class system, and tendency toward authoritarianism during this paradoxical century of inertia and upheaval. As a writing course, polished academic writing and the process of revision is given particular emphasis.
Eligible for RUSS
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures
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