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World Literature

english department


SLAV2173 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (in translation) (Spring:3.0)

Cross Listed with: ENGL2228

Readings and lectures in English. Undergraduate major elective. Russian major requirement.

Study of major landmarks of Russian literature in light of Russia's turbulent history in the twentieth century. Works by Akhmatova, Babel, Belyi, Berberova, Bunin, Venedikt Erofeev, Gladkov, Olesha, Platonov, Solzhenitsyn, Trifonov, and others.

Maxim D. Shrayer

GERM2239 Knights, Castles, and Dragons (Spring:3.0)
Cross Listed with: ENGL2282

Conducted in English with all texts in English translation. 

No knowledge of German is required. 

Counts toward German major, German minor, and German Studies minor.

A study of the masterpieces of the first great blossoming in German literature including The Nibelungenlied, Tristan, and Hartmann von Aue's Erec. Central to the works of this age are (1) the rise of knighthood and (2) the spreading to Germany of the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. In addition, older Germanic-heroic influences will be examined in certain of the works. The literature will be discussed in the larger context of its sociological and historical background. The literary traditions of France will be systematically linked to contemporary developments in Germany.

Michael Resler


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