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SLAV2106 Ideology and Imagination: Prose Literature in 19th Century Russia

15 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Yuliya Kazanova
Email: y.kazanova@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is mutually exclusive with

SLAV2105Ideology and Imagination: Prose Literature in 19th Century R

Module replaces

SLAV 3025 Russian Novel 19th Century

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is intended for JH students who spend a summer term abroad. It examines via the study of major authors and their key works, the features typical of 19th century Russian prose literature, notably the challenging of generic boundaries, the exploration of the role of literature in society and debates on the value of art. Students will develop an understanding of some of the literary debates of the time, including Romanticism, realism, utilitarianism, didacticism, together with skills in understanding genre criticism.

Objectives

To examine, via the study of major authors and critics and their key works, the features typical of 19th century Russian prose literature, notably the challenging of generic boundaries and the exploration of the role of literature in society.

The debates of the time on the value of art and the ideology of writing will be discussed in the context of how they shaped the works to be studied.

This module is intended for JH students who spend a summer term abroad.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module the student will:
- have an acquaintance with the most prominent authors of the 19th century;
- have an understanding of some of the literary debates of the time, including Romanticism, realism, utilitarianism, didacticism;
- have an understanding of questions of genre criticism.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- conduct analysis of prose works, both fiction and non-fiction;
- engage in critical debate around issues of ideology, writing, and cultural value;
- demonstrate the capacity for independent thought and judgement;
- show developed research skills.


Syllabus

Through a number of introductory lectures followed by weekly seminars, students will chart the development of prose writing in Russia and the factors and ideologies influencing it.

Texts to be studied may vary from year to year but may typically include fiction and non-fiction by such authors as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar231.0023.00
Private study hours127.00
Total Contact hours23.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- Preparation per seminar: 23 x 2.27 hours = 52 hours
- Assessment preparation: 75 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Feedback on January assessment
- Participation in class discussion

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,000 words60.00
Written Work1,200 word literature review40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:44

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