RUSS 6662

Individual & State in Russ Lit

Face to Face with the Leviathan: Individual and State in Russian Literature

Harrowing or even tragic relationships between the individual and the state exemplify one of the main topics of Russian culture. The course will focus on examining prose and poetry texts of the 19th and 20th centuries. The reading list will include writers from Imperial Russia through the post-Soviet era: Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Zamyatin, Akhmatova, Solzhenitsyn, Pelevin, and Tolstaya.

Required Texts:
Александр Пушкин. Медный всадник. Капитанская дочка.
Николай Гоголь. Петербургские повести.
Лев Толстой. Хаджи Мурат. Суеверие государства (фрагменты трактата).
Евгений Замятин. Мы.
Анна Ахматова. Избранные стихотворения.
Александр Солженицын. Один день Ивана Денисовича.
Виктор Пелевин. Девятый сон Веры Павловны. Джон Фаулз и трагедия русского либерализма.
Татьяна Толстая. На малом огне.
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections in Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session I

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

RUSS6662A-L15 Lecture (Proskurin)