Courses: Great Questions of Russ Lit (RUSSB112001)

Fall 2010

Class Number: 1405
This course examines profound questions about the nature and purpose of human existence raised by preeminent 19th- and 20th-century Russian authors in major literary works, including Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, Chekhov’s The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Turgenev’s Sketches from a Hunter’s Album. Discussions address the definition of good and evil, the meaning of freedom, the role of rationality and the irrational in human behavior, and the relationship of art to life. No knowledge of Russian is required.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1405 Div: III


Russian (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, RCCON

Meeting Times

TH 1:00pm-3:30pm