Russian and Russian Studies 200. Russian Literature: Icons to Revolution
A broad survey course with primary emphasis on the classics of the 19th century. The study of strong passions and clashing beliefs in 19th-century Russian literature and culture. Focus on love and social commentary in the works of Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Pavlova, Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Cultural materials include icons and Russian wooden architecture, the myths of St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia’s expansion into the Caucasus and Siberia, 19th-century music, and trends in 19th-century painting.