E 322 • Major Works of Dostoevsky
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This course explores the dilemmas of homicide, suicide, patricide, and redemption in the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russias greatest chronicler of human suffering and triumph. In-class discussions will be supplemented by lectures and readings that explore contemporary ideas and trends relevant to Dostoevskys creative career.
Please direct all inquiries about the course to the instructor.
Essay 1 25%
Essay 2 25%
Essay 3 25%
Class participation & presentation 25%
You are expected to attend class meetings regularly, participate actively in discussions, do all assigned readings, and prepare written assignments. Occasionally you will be asked to give informal presentations on assigned topics either individually or in groups.
Notes from the Underground, ed. & tr. Michael Katz, New York: Norton, 1989
Crime and Punishment, tr. Larissa Volkhonsky & Richard Pevear, New York: Vintage, 1992
The Brothers Karamozov, tr. Larissa Volkhonsky & Richard Pevear, New York: Vintage, 1990