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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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German and Russian: Russian

RUSS 150 (IT) Tolstoy's War and Peace (1)

This course is devoted to a close reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace -- for many, one of the world's greatest novels. Topics include Tolstoy's use of language and literary innovation; Tolstoy's representations of consciousness and knowledge, human intentions and responsibility; Tolstoy's views on history and historiography; his depictions of life and his comments on the meaning of life; and, the role and meaning of war. Taught in English.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting texts

  • Offering: Alternate years in fall
  • Instructor: Conliffe