AN INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN LITERATURE
Instructor: Thomas Banks
Tuesday, July 5th - Friday, July 15th, 2022 (Weekdays)
12:00 PM EASTERN
REQUIRED TEXTS (WITH LINKS)
2/14/22 - Pre-Registration for Current Families Begins
2/21/22 - Pre-Registration Ends
3/1/22 - Registration for New Families Begins
5/31/22 - Last Day to Request Full Refund (Minus Deposit)
6/1/22 - Full Tuition Due
6/1/22 - Payment Plan: 1st Payment Due
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8/5/22 - Class Canvas Login Information Sent Out
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The writings of the great 19th century Russian masters are among the richest in the literature of the world. The personal and political dramas, the skepticisms and struggles, beliefs and fanaticisms that gave life to the Russian world of that era are all richly presented in the works of Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Gogol and their peers. This course will begin with a brief history of the growth of Russian literature in the last full century of Tsarist rule, including a descriptive sketch of Russian society itself, before we open up the works of three of the period’s greatest authors of fiction: Gogol, the Ukrainian-born surreal humorist turned monkish ascetic; Turgenev, the progressive and forward-looking man of the world; and perhaps the greatest of all, Dostoevsky, the onetime revolutionary who would become the voice of traditionalist Russia, Tsarist and Orthodox, and a prophet of the coming century, with its new ideals and hatreds, and its new and frightening gods.
This summer class will meet July 5th-15th (Weekdays Only) at 12:00 PM Noon Eastern. Available Live or Self-Paced.
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