Course Details

Course offered Autumn 2015

Honors 240 A: Big Book

Honors 240 A: Big Book (A&H)

SLN 15553 (View UW registration info »)

Galya Diment (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Office: A219 Padelford Hall, Box 354335
Phone: 206-543-6848
Email: galya@uw.edu

Credits: 5
Limit: 15 students

Honors Credit Type

There is no “bigger” book than Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which we will be reading and analyzing in the Autumn Quarter of 2015. We will explore the historical times during which it was written as well as the Napoleonic Wars within which Tolstoy places his novel. The course will also examine the cultural and social milieu that produced the novel and examine critical literature that focuses on it.