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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Fall 2008

EUS 347 • Crime/Punishment & Cz Writer CANCELLED

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36680 MWF
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
GAR 3.116
CRAVENS, C

Course Description

Fyodor Mikhail Dostoevsky is the single most influential novelist of all time, and Crime and Punishment his greatest work. His particular, morbid genius has both fascinated and repelled authors from Vladimir Nabokov to Milan Kundera to Woody Allen. This course will examine the influence of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment on the writers of a small Central European nation not normally known for its seriousness. We will compare Dostoevsky_s novel to those of Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, Karel apek and a host of other Czech writers in an attempt to come to an understanding of Dostoevsky and Czech culture.

Grading Policy

3 6-8-page papers, 20% each 2 exams, 10% each Critiques, 10% Participation, 5% Attendance, 5%

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