10 am - noon
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $210
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.
Of the great 19th-century Russian writers, Nikolai Gogol was among the most enigmatic and original. In this seminar, we will perform a close analysis of his novel Dead Souls, a brilliantly imaginative and bitingly written satire of Russian society featuring a con man who buys the identities of dead serfs. Our discussions will be contextualized with supplementary historical and critical readings, and we will also view and discuss episodes from a Russian film adaptation and Marc Chagall’s etchings of scenes from the novel.
Five sessions. E - $210, L - $231
Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University and currently leads several discussion groups on Russian literature in the Chicago area.
- Nikolay Gogol, Dead Souls, Penguin Classics, 2004. ISBN: 978-0140448078
- For the first class, please read chapters 1-3 of Dead Souls.