2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SLAV3104 Fyodor Dostoevsky: Artist and Prophet
20 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Sarah Hudspith
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Module replacesSLAV3030 Dostoevsky 1, SLAV3031 Dostoevsky 2
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module studies in depth the writings and ideas of one of the greatest authors of the 19th century, in order to understand his perspective on society, morality and aesthetics both within Russia and beyond. Students will gain a thorough understanding of Dosteovsky's ideas of Russianness and of the nature of Russian culture, and become familiar with Dostoevsky's creative technique and the artistic form of his novels.
ObjectivesTo study in depth the writings and ideas of one of the greatest authors of the 19th century, in order to understand his perspective on society, morality and aesthetics both within Russia and beyond.
On completion of the module the student will:
- have a detailed knowledge of representative works by Dostoevsky
- have a thorough understanding of his ideas of Russianness and of the nature of Russian culture
- be familiar with Dostoevsky's creative technique and the artistic form of his novels.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- conduct analysis of texts
- engage in critical debate around issues of society, morality and aesthetics
- demonstrate the capacity for independent thought and judgement
- show advanced research skills.
The course will consist of a small number of introductory lectures setting the context of 19th century Russian literature and culture, followed by weekly seminars in which key works will be discussed in detail.
Texts may vary from year to year but will typically include:
- The House of the Dead
- Crime and Punishment
- The Idiot
- The Devils
- The Brothers Karamazov.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||180.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study- Preparation per class (reading set texts, background reading): 20 x 4 hours = 80 hours
- Essay preparation: 2 x 50 hours = 100 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Students' contributions in seminar discussions
- Staff are available outside class in their Office Hours for further guidance
- The first assessed essay will provide feedback on progress midway through the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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