Reading List for
the Comprehensive Exams
bold are strongly recommended; other titles are suggested)
charts one possible route across the Russian literary and critical tradition
and is intended as a study tool, not as a definitive canon. The “strongly recommended” works constitute
the core of the corpus. These core works, along with other works
covered in the Slavic Department curriculum, may be specifically addressed in
the exam questions, while the “suggested” works provide a starting point for
further exploration of a particular period or author. Preparation for these exams should take many
forms, including class work, independent reading, and consultations with
faculty members about their areas of specialization.
Please click here for a link to the Reading List [.pdf]
Copies of the reading list and a sample of the exam are available from the ADA and from the Exam Coordinator.