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New Course for Summer: Russian Literature and Empire

Russian 25 for Summer Session A (June 25- August 03)

Russian 25

Summer Session A (June 25-August 03)

MWF 10:00-12:05

Instructor: Naomi Caffee

This course is an exploration of the Russian Empire through literature. We will be reading works by Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov, in order to study the literary, social, and political consequences of Russia's imperial expansion into the Caucasus, Central Asia, Siberia, and East Asia. We will use these works to discuss issues of personal and national identity, as well as the role of the artist in an autocratic state. This course is suitable for a variety of majors: English, comparative literature, political science, history, area studies, gender and women's studies, and globalization studies. All readings are in English translation; no previous knowledge of a foreign language is required.

This 5-credit course fulfills a GE requirement!

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