RUSS-462-01 Chekhov: Prose and Drama
Fall for 2016-2017
This course examines the prose and dramas of Chekhov, one of Russia’s renowned writers, whose vision remains modern even to this day. The course will trace Chekhov’s literary development from his early short humorous pieces to his major literary texts. Particular attention will be paid to the stylistic devices and structural organization of Chekhov’s texts and their significance for the development of the new aesthetic of Russian Modernism. Not only was Chekhov part of a broad European modernist movement, but with his plays of non-action he was among the first to break with the principles of drama set forth since the time of Aristotle.
Conducted in Russian.
Prerequisites: RUSS-211 or RUSS-213 or equivalent
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