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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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German and Russian: Russian

RUSS 242 (W) Great Short Stories from Russia (1)

This course will examine masterpieces of Russian short fiction from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition to analyzing the individual stores closely, students will consider the tradition of the short story within Russian literary history and will explore the dialogue taking place among the texts. Stories will include the ridiculous tales of Gogol, the classic short prose of Chekhov, and the magical realism of Nabokov. Taught in English.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-Centered

  • Offering: Alternate falls
  • Instructor: Bishop