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The Poor Clerk: Origins of the Petersburg Tale
RUSS 209
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: REES 209

We will follow the evolution of realism in the first half of the 19th century from E. T. A. Hoffmann's effect on Pushkin's and Gogol's Petersburg stories to Dostoevsky's first tales of the poor clerk. Through close reading, we will see how Russian authors of the naturalist school reworked the devices of German literature to create their own tradition. Taught in Russian, the course is designed for both advanced students of Russian and native speakers.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Reading a culture's literary texts in the original language allows entry into its modes of discourse through its frame of reference, its tropes, linguistic play; interpretation of how these literary devices construct meaning will be the work of this course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: RUSS302
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-Lang/Lit/C)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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