Classic Russian Novels of 19th C
Analyse 19th century Russian literature from political, intellectual and cultural perspectives. Spy the connections between these works and the times in which they were published.Get lost in the written worlds of Tolstoy, Turgenev and Dostoevsky.
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- 13 Jul 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse and appreciate complex fictional works
- understand and think through a range of ethical and existential questions
- grasp the relations between literary works and the cultures in which they were produced
- put into practice advanced research skills relevant to the study of literature
- write and orally communicate effectively
- speak with some authority about the Russian novelists of the 19th Century.
- Introduction to major Russian novels of the 19th century
- Turgenev, Fathers and Sons
- Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
- Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
- Tolstoy, War and Peace
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
The principal aim of this subject is to introduce you to some of the major Russian novels of the 19th century and the political, intellectual and cultural contexts in which those novels were produced. In doing this, the subject has two secondary aims. The first is to enable you to learn something about one of the great non-Western European world cultures, a culture that in the 19th century was deeply divided over its relations with the West. The second is to provide an opportunity for you to engage closely with some of the most profound attempts in fiction to grapple with the fundamental questions about our relation to the conditions of our existence as human individuals and social beings.
- Essay 1 (20%)
- Essay 2 (40%)
- Essay 3 (40%)
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