Dostoevsky or Tolstoy?

Readings, discussions, and comparative analyses of Russia’s two greatest novelists. Cast as irreconcilable geniuses already by their contemporaries, Dostoevsky as “the seer of spirit,” and Tolstoy as “the seer of flesh,” their texts continue to challenge us with their controversial artistic methods, provocative questions, and divergent statements about Russian identity, Russia’s historical mission, the West, and the nature of Christianity. (Taught in English.) Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM

1 unit — Pavlenko


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 4 Dostoevsky or Tolstoy? Alexei Pavlenko TBA 25 / 25 03/26/2023
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