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

Fall 2005

E 322 • Major Works of Dostoevsky

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33090 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PAR 105
CRAVENS

Course Description

So great is the worth of Dostoevsky that to have produced him is sufficient justification for the existence of the Russian people in the world. -- Nicholas Berdiaev.

This course is an examination of homicide, suicide, patricide, and redemption through a study of the psychological novels of Fyodor Mikhalovich Dostoevsky. His influence on modern Western culture and civilization was enormous. Reading his works is one way to understand the many writers and thinkers who learned from him.

Grading Policy

5-7-page essay 20%
Rewrite 15%
5-7-page essay 20%
Mid-term 10%
Final 10%
Weekly critiques 15%
Attendance 5%

Texts

Notes from the Underground, ed. & tr. Michael Katz
Crime and Punishment, tr. Larissa Volkhonsky & Richard Pevear
Demons, tr. Larissa Volkhonsky & Richard Pevear
The Brothers Karamozov, tr. Larissa Volkhonsky & Richard Pevear

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