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February 18, 2022 / Irene2468

Tolstoy’s War and Peace – Teen Literature Class moved to Winter/Spring semester in 2023

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

Illustration of Pierre

Pierre Bezukhov – Artist Nadya Rusheva, 1960s.

This is an honors-level course. We 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.

Online classes will take place on Wednesdays. We will begin the course in 2023 shortly after New Year’s holiday instead of September of 2022, as originally planned. The time will be determined based on students’ availability.

Classes consist of a short 15 to 20-minute lecture by the teacher, students’ presentations, and group discussions. Weekly reading and writing assignments, participation in forums, and a final paper (7-10 pages) are also required. The combination of the reading and writing assignments with the class format of lecture, presentations, and discussions will help to prepare teens for the college environment.

For the complete course description, prerequisites, tuition, and syllabus, click here. To apply, click here. I look forward to hearing from you.