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SLAV 1162 Saint Petersburg: Literary-Artistic Myths and Realities (Summer: 4 )


Course Description

Readings in the “Petersburg text of Russian literature” (from Pushkin to Andrey Bely and on to Mandelshtam and Brodsky, by way of Dostoevsky and Gogol) and an intense encounter with the city and environs of St Petersburg. Twelve classroom contact hours per week plus extensive walks in the city. Visits to the Russian Museum, the Hermitage, the literary museums for Dostoevsky, Blok, and Akhmatova. Operas at the Mariinsky Theater. Weekly excursions to the palaces (Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk, Peterhof, Gatchina). Also a weekly guest lecture.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Thomas Epstein

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: A summer course, held in St Petersburg.


Last Updated: 17-Nov-15