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tall_bookcaseRussian Literature Courses for Adults
It is my goal to help readers understand and enjoy great works of Russian literature. All are welcome, from the first-timer to those who have dog-eared copies of Russian classics on their shelves. Our class format will usually consist of a 20 to 30 minute lecture, followed by lively group discussion for an hour or more. If you are interested in a custom seminar or book group for 5 to 15 people, I would be delighted to design one with you. If you are in the Chicago area, I am happy to meet in person.
 
Russian Language Courses
I offer one-on-one or small group instruction in Russian for children, teens, and adults. Click here for more information.

Russian Literature Courses for Teens
Designed for teens who love literature and writing, my online classes introduce students to the amazing world of Russian literature. Classes will meet weekly and last for an hour and a half. Our class format will usually consist of a 20 to 30 minute lecture, student presentations, and group discussion. In addition to weekly reading, short writing assignments about each week’s reading and a final paper will be required. The combination of lecture, presentations, discussion, and writing is designed to prepare teens for the college environment.
 

A Study
Tolstoy’s Study

 
Current and Upcoming Courses

Russian Literature for Teens – Fall 2016 through Spring 2017: War and Peace, Oblomov, and Crime and Punishment

Russian Literature for Teens – Fall 2017: Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Chekhov’s Annas, and Anna Karenina in Film

 
Previous Courses

The Government Inspector

19th Century Russian Supernatural Stories

19th Century Russian Short Fiction for Teens, Two semesters – Fall 2015: Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, and Leskov; and Winter/Spring 2016: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov

Russian and Soviet History of the First Half of the 20th Century through Literature and Film (1920-1940)

Russian and Soviet History of the First Half of the 20th Century through Literature and Film (1900-1920)

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground – Summer 2014

Tolstoy’s War and Peace – 2014

19th Century Russian Short Fiction – 2013

 

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