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Russian literature as a whole finds itself in the odd position of being on the geographical, economic and cultural fringes of the West, while at the same time (boasting the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky) being at its spiritual core. Of course, writers themselves are often rather “marginal” figures––ethnically, socially, stylistically, psychologically. While the 19th and early 20th century Russian literary class wa...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 9634 - NLIT 0205 A
  • Vinokur, Val
Sep 03 - Dec 17
Online
Thursday
1:55 - 3:45 PM
Fall 2020
In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility, goodness versus happiness, and guilt, forgiveness, and redemption.
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 8814 - NLIT 0434 A
  • Gordon, Terri
Sep 01 - Dec 08
Online
Tuesday
1:55 - 3:45 PM
Fall 2020
In this seminar, we will read and discuss the major literary works – short stories, novellas, and plays – of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), one of the central figures of modern Russian literature and an architect of the modern short story and play. While his influence on world literature has been enormous, Chekhov was a product of Russian culture of the 19th century. Over the course of the semester, we will study the lan...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 8813 - NLIT 0121 A
  • Anemone, Anthony
Aug 31 - Dec 14
Online
Monday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Fall 2020
Russian literature as a whole finds itself in the odd position of being on the geographical, economic and cultural fringes of the West, while at the same time (boasting the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky) being at its spiritual core. Of course, writers themselves are often rather “marginal” figures––ethnically, socially, stylistically, psychologically. While the 19th and early 20th century Russian literary class wa...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 8875 - NLIT 4205 A
  • Vinokur, Val
Sep 03 - Dec 17
Online
Thursday
1:55 - 3:45 PM
Fall 2020
In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? In this course, we explore the question of evil through a study of texts ranging from biblical to modern. With Dostoevsky and Kafka, we travel on the dark side of life, examining crime, transgression, and nightmarish systems. We explore a number of theoretical perspectives, from Augusti...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 8791 - NLIT 3434 A
  • Gordon, Terri
Sep 01 - Dec 08
Online
Tuesday
1:55 - 3:45 PM
Fall 2020
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