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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Summer 2006

E f322 • Major Works of Dostoevsky

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84253 MTWThF
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
GAR 215

Course Description

This course explores the dilemmas of homicide, suicide, patricide and redemption in the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky- Russia's greatest chronicler of human suffering and triumph. Over the course we will immerse ourselves in three of Dostoevsky's most important works- Notes From the Underground, Crime and Punishment and finally The Brothers Karamazov. At the same time we will look at the contemporary intellectual and social trends, as well as the political realities relevant to the development of Dostoevsky's career as a writer and thinker. In addition, we will view several film adaptations of these works. Classes will consist of lecture and discussion.

Grading Policy

2 short essays (3 pgs) 30%
Long Essay (10 pgs) 40%
In-Class Presentation 10%
Quizzes/Informed Participation In Class Discussion 20%


Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From Underground, tr. Michael Katz (Norton Critical Edition)
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, tr. Richard Pevear & Larissa Volkhonsky
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, tr. Richard Pevear & Larissa Volkhonsky
Coursepack (available at SPEEDWAY in DOBIE MALL)


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