Dostoevsky’s Major Novels (LIT2332.01)

Alexandar Mihailovic

In their encounters with Dostoevsky’s fiction, readers enter into a world that is rich with the inner struggles of a wide range of individual identities. In this course, we will read Memoirs from the House of the Dead, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, three novels that represent different stages in the evolution of Dostoevsky’s portrayal of power, social injustice, and redemption in nineteenth-century Russia. We will read these novels together with Dostoevsky’s short stories and journalism, taking into consideration his innovations in narrative structure, his political and religious ideas, and his probing treatment of the legacy of serfdom and the subjugation of women.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 8:00am - 9:50am; Th 8:00am - 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, 2000, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, Four Credit, Areas of Study, Literature, Alexandar Mihailovic.