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This seminar will explore the current condition of Russia--including its conflicted relationship with the West--through the prism of its literature and popular culture. Russian thinkers have traditionally turned to literature as a vehicle for expressing, promoting, and defending their ideas on philosophy, religion, and society. As a result, Russian literature has developed into a potent vehicle for understanding the history of ideas that have shaped the country at different stages of its existence.
Six sessions. Registration – $230
Nina Wieda teaches at Northwestern University. She received her PhD in Russian literature from Northwestern University and her MA in nationalism studies from Central European University.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov. Alma Books, 2014. ISBN: 978-1847493446
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Vintage, 1994. ISBN: 978-0679734529
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Penguin Classics, 1993. ISBN: 978-0140185850
There is no required reading for this seminar.
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.