For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
During his lifetime, Mikhail Bulgakov, who defiantly stood up for the integrity of art and personal independence, was hardly published. Indeed, his masterpiece The Master and Margarita--a poignant blend of exuberant comedy and romance, interweaving stories about the devil’s visit to Moscow and an encounter between Jesus Christ and Pontius Pilate--was written in great secrecy in Moscow in the 1930s, then hidden for decades and only published in 1967. In this course, we will focus on a close analysis of Bulgakov’s novel, as well as his shorter satirical work, supplementing our discussion with background and contextual information
Eight sessions. Registration – $280
Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia, and teaches courses in Russian and Soviet literature at institutions throughout the Chicago area.
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita (Vintage International,1996). ISBN: 0-679-76080-6
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Fatal Eggs (Translit Publishing, 2010). ISBN: 978-0981269528
Mikhail Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog (Grove Press, 1994) ISBN: 978-0802150592.
Please read Mikhail Bulgakov's The Fatal Eggs for the first session