Courses: Serious Play/Pushkin & Gogol (RUSSB221001)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 1239
This course explores major contributions to the modern Russian literary tradition by its two founding fathers, Aleksander Pushkin and Nikolai Gogol. Comparing short stories, plays, novels, and letters written by these pioneering artists, the course addresses Pushkin’s and Gogol’s shared concerns about human freedom, individual will, social injustice, and artistic autonomy, which each author expressed through his own distinctive filter of humor and playfulness. No knowledge of Russian is required.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI);

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1239 Div: III; CI


Russian (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, RCCON

Meeting Times

W 1:00pm-3:30pm