Nineteenth Century Russian Novel A

Centre for Russian and East European Studies, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences

Details

Code 16755

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules Where students take this course as a 10 credit unit they will be expected to undertake self directed study of the material not covered from the readin

Module description

In the first Semester students study Russian novels written in the period 1825-1862. They learn about the contexts in which the novels were written and study the specific literary characteristics of each work and its contribution to development of the genre. Students give presentations on specific aspects of the novels. In the second Semester, students study Russian novels written in the period 1863-1900.
In the first Semester students study Russian novels written in the period 1825-1862. They learn about the contexts in which the novels were written and study the specific literary characteristics of each work and its contribution to the development of the genre. Students give presentations on specific aspects of the novels. In the second Semester, students study Russian novels written in the period 1863-1900.

Individual works are considered in the context of key themes including the superfluous man, the Westerniser/Slavophile debate, social reform, the "woman question". Works in other genres are considered where appropriate.

Individual works are considered in the context of key themes including the superfluous man, the Westerniser/Slavophile debate, social reform, the "woman question". Works in other genres are considered where appropriate.

Teaching and learning methods

This module is available alternate years – it will be available again in September 2012-13
These courses are taught by a combination of lectures, classes and directed reading.

This module is available as:
Autumn term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Spring term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Whole Year 20 credit unit – 2 x 2,000 summative essay (45%) each plus presentation (10%).