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From spies in Bond movies to martyrs; from fearless revolutionaries and early feminists to mail-order brides: Russian women have long captured the popular imagination by either defying gender stereotypes or embodying them in an exaggerated way. This seminar explores the “gender question” in Russia by setting the country’s seminal literature against the background of history and current events.
Six sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Nina Wieda holds a PhD in Slavic from Northwestern University and an MA in nationalism studies from Central European University. A native of Russia, she has lived in the U.S. for 17 years. She teaches at Northwestern.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
Crime and Punishment. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Vintage, 1993. ISBN: 978-0679734505
The Idiot. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Vintage, 2003. ISBN: 978-0375702242
Father Sergius. Leo Tolstoy. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. ISBN: 978-1502374998
On the Eve. Ivan Turgenev. Alma Classics, 2017. ISBN: 978-1847496324
The Three Sisters. Anton Chekhov. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. ISBN: 978-1500998882
It is not required, but it may make the discussion more interesting if you read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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