DOSTOEVSKY - SPRING 2000

Syllabus


February 7

Monday

Whirlwind tour of Russian literary history up to Dostoevsky.

Read White Nights (pp. 147-201)

Feb. 9

Wednesday

Watch film on Dostoevsky.

Read White Nights

Feb. 11

Friday

Biographical introduction to Dostoevsky and beginning discussion of White Nights.

Read 1st half of "A Nasty Anecdote", pp 3 - 31.

Feb. 14

Monday

Conclude discussion of White Nights and begin the discussion of "A Nasty Anecdote"

Complete "A Nasty Anecdote"

Feb. 16

Wednesday

Discuss "A Nasty Anecdote"

Read the first half of Notes from Underground

Feb. 18

Friday

Discuss the role of St. Petersburg in Russian literature and begin the discussion of Notes from Underground

Finish Notes from Underground

Feb. 21

Monday

Discuss Notes from Underground

Read Part I of Crime and Punishment

Feb. 23

Wednesday

Introduction to Crime and Punishment

Read Part II of Crime and Punishment

Feb. 25

Friday

Discuss Crime and Punishment

Read Part III of Crime and Punishment

February 28

Monday

Discuss Crime and Punishment

Read Part IV and V of Crime and Punishment

March 1

Wednesday

Discuss Crime and Punishment

Finish Crime and Punishment

March 3

Friday

Watch Crimes and Misdemeanors

Mull over Crime and Punishment and begin The Idiot, Part I

March 6

Monday

Discuss Crimes and Misdemeanors and themes from Crime and Punishment

Finish Part I of The Idiot

March 8

Wednesday

Begin The Idiot

Read Part II of The Idiot

March 10

Friday

Discuss The Idiot

Keep reading The Idiot

March 13

Monday

Discuss The Idiot

Keep reading The Idiot



March 15

Wednesday

Discuss The Idiot

Study for midterm - covering White Nights,"A Nasty Story", Notes From Underground, and Crime and Punishment

March 17

Friday

Midterm - on everything up to, but NOT including The Idiot

Keep reading The Idiot

March 20

Monday

Discuss The Idiot

Keep reading The Idiot

March 22

Wednesday

Discuss The Idiot

Finish reading The Idiot

March 24

Friday

Wrap up The Idiot

Read The Brothers Karamazov





March 25-

April 2

*** SPRING BREAK***

April 3

Monday

Begin discussing The Brothers Karamazov

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 5

Wednesday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 7

Friday

Watch The Rapture

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 10

Monday

Discuss themes in The Rapture and how they relate to The Brothers Karamazov

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 12

Wednesday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov specifically, "The Grand Inquisitor"

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 14

Friday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 17

Monday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Read The Brothers Karamazov

April 19

Wednesday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Read The Brothers Karamazov







April 21-24

*** EASTER BREAK***

April 26

Wednesday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Finish The Brothers Karamazov





April 28

Friday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Work on your paper

May 1

Monday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Work on your paper

May 3

Wednesday

Discuss The Brothers Karamazov

Work on your paper and read "The Meek One"

May 5

Friday

Discuss Dostoevsky as a short story writer.

Work on your paper and read "The Meek One".

May 8

Monday

Hand in your papers

Discuss "The Meek One"

Read "Bobok"

May 10

Wednesday

Discuss "The Meek One" and begin discussing "Bobok"

Read "Dream of a Ridiculous Man"

May 12

Friday

Discuss "Bobok"

Prepare to wrap up course.



May 15

Monday

Discuss "Dream of a Ridiculous Man"

Review for final

May 17

Wednesday

Wrap up course

Review for final



FINAL EXAM: MAY 19th, FRIDAY 2:30-4:30

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