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SLAV 1166 St. Petersburg: Dream & Reality (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great on the barely inhabited headwaters of the Neva river, St. Petersburg quickly became one of Europe’s great modern cities and the site of several artistic and political revolutions. Torn between utopian aspirations and earthly realities, heaven and earth, Petersburg fascinated several of Europe's greatest authors: among them Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Bely. This course will survey the history and culture of St. Petersburg, including its fine arts and fabulous music, while concentrating on literary expression and social and philosophical reflection about the meaning of St. Petersburg for Russian and beyond.


Instructor(s): Thomas Epstein

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal: Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only


Last Updated: 08-Mar-18