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June 3, 2019 / Irene2468

Coming Soon: Tolstoy’s War and Peace for teens – Winter/Spring 2020

Illustration for War and Peace

Illustration to War and Peace. Artist Dmitry Shmarinov, 1953-1955

Designed for teens who love literature and writing, this online course will introduce students to the amazing world of Russian fiction of the 19th century and Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

Our class will focus on close textual analysis of the material read at home, supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information introduced at each session. I will draw upon my Russian background to provide the students with a unique opportunity to appreciate some of the pleasures of the original Russian versions that are inevitably lost in translation. We will look closely, for example, at the semantics of the Russian and English words for “war” and “peace” to discover that they may have different meanings and connotations.

The class will begin in January of 2020 and run for 12 weeks. Please click here for the complete course description, including the reading list, assignments, grading criteria, and cost.

If you are interested in taking the course, I encourage you to fill out the following, brief form. I will email you before registration opens on September 15, 2019.

I look forward to hearing from you.



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