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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3036 By the Word of Truth, by the Power of God: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia's Witness

10 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Jonathan Sutton
Email: j.f.sutton@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module is open to students in Levels 2 and 3; and there are no prerequisites. The objective of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the profound significance of Alexander Solzhenitsyn for Russian culture and letters.Syllabus: Subject to availability of texts, students will study One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cancer Ward and a selection of Solzhenitsyn's political writings. There will be seminars on The Gulag Archipelago and a seminar on Solzhenitsyn's vision of post Soviet Russia.Teaching will take the form of seminars.Assessment comprises two essays of approximately 1,500 words, one by the end of week 7 and the other by the end of the semester (50% each).

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to understand the profound significance of Alexander Solzhenitsyn for Russian culture and letters.

Syllabus

Subject to the availability of texts, students will study "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", "Cancer Ward", "First Circle" and a selection of Solzhenitsyn's political writings. In the final part of the module, there will be seminars on "The Gulag Archipelago" and Solzhenitsyn's vision of post Soviet Russia.

Teaching methods

Seminars

Methods of assessment

Two essays (approximately 1500 words each ), each essay worth 50% of total mark.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/12/2007

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