Russian Literature

Curriculum:

  1. A general review of Early Russian literature (before Lomonosov).
  2. XVIII century: Lomonosov, Trediakovsky, Sumarokov, Derzhavin as part of European Classicism.
  3. The Early XIX century: Karamzin and Zhukovsky (Sentimentalism and early Romanticism).
  4. Pushkin: early Romantic poems, “Boris Godunov” and “Eugeny Onegin”.
  5. Pushkin’s prose, dramas and later poems.
  6. Poetry of Pushkin’s epoch: Baratynsky, Batyushkov, Delvig.
  7. Lermontov’s poetry.
  8. Lermontov’s prose.
  9. Gogol.
  10. Turgenev.
  11. Saltykov-Shchedrin and Leskov.
  12. Tutchev, Fet, Nekrasov.
  13. Early Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.
  14. Later novels by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.
  15. Chekhov and early Gorky (dramas).
  16. The poetry of “The silver age”: Blok, A. Bely, Kuzmin, Khodasevich.
  17. “The great four”: Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Mandelshtam, Pasternak.
  18. Bunin and Nabokov (Russian period).
  19. Bulgakov and Platonov.
  20. The great “split” of Russian literature into “the literature of emigration” and “Soviet literature”: general review.
  21. The main trends of the 60-s and the 70-s: Shukshin, Trifonov, Aksenov, Venechka Erofeev, Sasha Sokolov, Dovlatov.
  22. Joseph Brodsky.
  23. Modern prose.
  24. Modern poetry.