C LIT 362 A: Topics in Modern Literature

Autumn 2024
Meeting:
WF 10:30am - 12:20pm / SMI 309
SLN:
12145
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
DRAMA 494 A , RUSS 430 A
Instructor:
CHEKHOV SAME AS RUSS 430 A
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

CHEKHOV: PAGE, STAGE, SCREEN

Though he began as a writer of crime and suspense yarns for various popular journals in 19th-century Russia, we remember Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) for revolutionizing literature (with such short stories as “Lady With a Lapdog”) and drama (with “Uncle Vanya” and other plays). Together with Konstantin Stanislavski, he reinvented the craft of acting, investing it with a daring naturalism. His innovations came to define much of what we mean by “modern” in fiction and theater arts. They even named a Star Trek character after him! This course takes a multi-media approach to Chekhov. We will sample fiction, nonfiction and drama from throughout his career; examine his influence on theater and cinema; and explore how his short life intersected with a tumultuous period in late Czarist Russia on the cusp of the 20th century. Maybe we’ll even act out some scenes! All materials and readings in English.    

 

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Catalog Description:
Explores topics in literature and cultures of the modern world (approximately 1800-present) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.
Department Requirements Met:
Literature Core
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
July 12, 2024 - 6:34 pm