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Beginning with Tolstoy's controversial novella, "The Kreutzer Sonata," this course will examine love and family in Russian literature, a problem which becomes particularly complicated in the twentieth century. Topics will include androgyny in the writings of the symbolists, the regimentation of sex in Zamiatin's anti-utopia novel We, questions of disease and sterility in Solzhenitsyn's Cancer Ward, adultery in Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and generational conflict in the writings of Tsvetaeva and Petrushevskaia. Taught in English.
Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts