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368. Russian Literature in the Humanities: Perspectives on Teaching

Tuesday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Ravenna C, Sheraton

Program arranged by the International Dostoevsky Society

Presiding: Susan McReynolds, Northwestern Univ.

Speakers: Paul Joseph Contino, Pepperdine Univ.; Robin Feuer Miller, Brandeis Univ.; Seamas O'Driscoll, Northwestern Univ.; Cathy L. Popkin, Columbia Univ.; Lina L. Steiner, Univ. of Chicago; Bruce Ward, Laurentian Univ.; Ralph Wood, Baylor Univ.

Session Description:

The Russian canon belongs to world literature; it also belongs to a specific faith tradition. In this roundtable, we address questions such as, What are the challenges and rewards of teaching works by Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov outside Slavic departments? What happens to their writings, and to our understanding of literature and Christianity, when we teach their works in contexts such as humanities courses or as elements of a Christian heritage?


Subjects:

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

  • Slavic and East European Literatures

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