2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SLAV3025 Russian Novel: 19th Century
10 creditsClass Size: 25
Module manager: Dr Sarah Hudspith
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2006/07
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryThe study of Russian literature is one of the best means of coming to understand Russian society and the forces which shape that society. This module introduces you to three massively influential literary works of the nineteenth century: Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, and Lev Tolstoy's Resurrection. The module is open to students in Levels 2 and 3; and there are no prerequisites. No knowledge of Russian language is required. Texts will be studied in English translation. Teaching will take the form of lectures and seminars.Assessment comprises two essays of approximately 1,500 words (each essay 50%).
ObjectivesTo acquaint students with a small sample of works written by some of the masters of Russian prose.
Against a background of nineteenth-century Russian literature and society, attention will be focused on examples of major fiction of the period.
Lectures and seminars,
Methods of assessment
Two essays of approximately 1500 words each (50% each).
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 14/12/2007
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