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RUS 318 Leo Tolstoy and Beyond: Literatures in Eastern Europe

Prerequisite: Six credits of intermediate Russian or instructor's permission.

Course Description: A survey of works from Russian literature of the second half of the 19th century (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov) and the 20th century, as well as works of other East European literature (Shevchenko, Sienkiewicz, Hasek). Students will examine shared literary features and the roles of literature(s) in Eastern Europe in shaping national myths and identities, especially in the post-totalitarian society. The class is taught in Russian.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, even years.


3 credits


RUS 317 Minimum Grade of D