Nineteenth-Century Russian Narrative Poetry: Tales of Mystery and Adventure (in Russian)

Students will immerse themselves in the famous poems of Derzhavin, Zhukovsky, Pushkin, Lermontov, and Nekrasov, analyzing ballads and verse tales devoted to the natural and the supernatural. Exotic "Eastern" cultures as well as high and low Russian culture serve as the backdrop for these dramatic verse narratives. Russian painting, music, and history will enrich our discussions of Russian Romanticism in the poetry.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 30

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or co-requisite - RUSS 301, RUSS 302, RUSS 305, or RUSS 306.

Instructor: Hodge

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall; Every three years

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered