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SLAV3026 Russian Novel: 20th Century

10 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Dr Vlad Strukov

Taught: Semester 2 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 twentieth century. 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 one essay of approximately 1,500 words (50%) by the end of week 20, and a further essay of approximately 1,500 words (50%) by the last teaching Friday of the semester.


To acquaint students with a small sample of works written by some of the masters of Russian prose.


Against a background of twentieth-century Russian literature and society, attention will be focused on examples of major fiction of the period.

Teaching methods


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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