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April 4, 2021 / Irene2468

Teen Literature Course for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022: 19th Century Russian Literature and Film Adaptations

Tatiana Samoilova as Anna in Anna Karenina directed by Alexander Zarkhi. Mosfilm (1967)

19th Century Russian Literature and Film Adaptations

This online course will introduce students to the amazing world of Russian fiction of the 19th century. We will read and discuss some of the most celebrated masterpieces by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Lev Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov. The first semester focuses on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, White Nights, and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man; the second semester explores Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Chekhov’s “Anna on the Neck” and “Lady with a Little Dog.” You are welcome to register for both semesters or one.

Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov on screen will become our special discussion topics. We will explore a variety of film adaptations of the novels and talk about the art of film adaptations: what are their goals? How do they interpret the Russian writers?

For the complete course description and how to apply, click here.