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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 summary

The 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%).


To 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.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars,

Methods of assessment

Two essays of approximately 1500 words each (50% each).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/12/2007


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