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Spring 2014 Russian V3222 section 001
TOLSTOY AND DOSTOEVSKY

Call Number 22544
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
717 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Liza Knapp
Type LECTURE
Course Description Two epic novels, Tolstoy's War and Peace and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, will be read along with selected shorter works. Other works by Tolstoy include his early Sebastopol Sketches, which changed the way war is represented in literature; Confession, which describes his spiritual crisis; the late stories "Kreutzer Sonata" and "Hadji Murad"; and essays on capital punishment and a visit to a slaughterhouse. Other works by Dostoevsky include his fictionalized account of life in Siberian prison camp, The House of the Dead; Notes from the Underground, his philosophical novella on free will, determinism, and love; "A Gentle Creature," a short story on the same themes; and selected essays from Diary of a Writer. The focus will be on close reading of the texts. Our aim will be to develop strategies  for appreciating the structure and form, the powerful ideas, the engaging storylines, and the human interest in the writings of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. No knowledge of Russian is required.
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Department Slavic Languages
Enrollment 46 students (86 max) as of 7:29PM Sunday, October 19, 2014
Final Exam Day/Time May 12
M 9:00am-12:00pm
Final Location 717 Hamilton Hall
Subject Russian
Number V3222
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141RUSS3222V001

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