Fedor Dostoevsky's Short Stories (in Russian)

In this course students will enter the world of Dostoevsky's short fiction and learn his explosive literary style, obsessive themes, and artistic strategies. Students will increase their passive and active vocabulary and improve their speaking, writing and reading fluency in Russian. We will discuss one work of short fiction (about 20 pages) each week of the semester. Students will translate excerpts from each work discussed. Each student will write a short essay on a story of her choosing and present it to the class. Class meets twice weekly for 75 minutes. All work will be in Russian.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 30

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

Instructor: Weiner

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: One meeting per week.