Course Details

Course offered Autumn 2016

HONORS 240 A: Russia's Big Books: Anna Karenina

HONORS 240 A: Russia’s Big Books: Anna Karenina (A&H)

SLN 15844 (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: 30 students

Honors Credit Type

One of the greatest “romances” ever written, Anna Karenina is judged by many to be an unprecedented masterpiece of not only Russian but world literature. We will explore the historical times during which it appeared and read, among other criticism, Vladimir Nabokov’s delightful take on the novel. The course will also examine the novel’s moral and ideological assumptions and how these reflected the author’s views as well as the culture and society around him.