Russian Literature and Thought from the Enlightenment to Realism

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Russian Literature and Thought from the Enlightenment to Realism

The course will entail close reading of Set Texts, Pushkin’s Evgenii Onegin, and Tolstoi’s Anna Karenina. Students are expected to read these texts in Russian, to be aware of the scholarly literature that illuminates these novels, and to be prepared to write a commentary on an excerpt from one of these texts. In addition, several Topics reflect Russian literary and intellectual history from the late-18th-century Enlightenment to the early-20th-century turmoil. Each topic unfolds in the Assigned Texts (mostly short stories, pieces of poetry, or critical/philosophical essays) which will be also read in Russian. Secondary literature that is recommended for each topic will help students to master contemporary approaches to texts and history.

Primary and secondary texts are set out below, organised according to Section and Topic.

Section A, Set Texts

Александр Пушкин, Евгений Онегин (1833)

Basic Secondary Sources:

Briggs, A. D. P., Aleksandr Pushkin: ‘Eugene Onegin’, (Cambridge, 1992)

William Mills Todd III, Eugene Onegin: “Life’s Novel”, in Literature and Society in the Age of Pushkin, ed. by William Mills Todd III (Cambridge, Mass., 1986)

T.J.Binyon, Pushkin. A Biography (London 2003)

Юрий Лотман, Роман Пушкина “Евгений Онегин” (комментарии). Ленинград 1983.

Advanced Secondary Sources:

Vladimir Nabokov (transl., introd. and commentary), Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse by Aleksandr Pushkin, 4 vols. (London, 1964)

S.Dalton-Brown, Puskhin’s Evgenii Onegin (Bristol 1997).

Olga Peter Hasty, Pushkin’s Tatiana. (University of Wisconsin Press 1999)

Абрам Терц (Андрей Синявский), Прогулки с Пушкиным (Лондон 1975)

Caryl Emerson, “Tatiana,” in: A Plot of Her Own. Female Protagonist in Russian Literature, ed. Sona Hoisington (Evanston 1995) 6-20.

J. Douglas Clayton, Ice and Flame. Aleksandr Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ (Toronto 1985)

Irina Reyfman, Ritualized Violence Russian Style: The Duel in Russian Culture and Literature. Stanford 1999

Лев Толстой, Анна Каренина (1875-77)

Basic Secondary Sources:

Gary Saul Morson, Anna Karenina in Our Time. Yale University Press 2007

Vladimir Nabokov, Anna Karenin, in his: Lectures on Russian Literature (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1981)

Approaches to Teaching Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, edited by Liza Knapp and Amy Mandelker, New York 2003.

Olga Matich, Erotic Utopia. The Decadent Imagination in Russia’s Fin de Siecle (Wisconsin 2005), ch.1.

Advanced Secondary Sources:

Thorlby, Anthony, Anna Karenina (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 1987)

Barbara Lonnqvist, “Anna Karenina,” in The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy, ed. by Donna Tussing Orwin (Cambridge 2002)

Bloom, Harold (ed.), Leo Tolstoy's ‘Anna Karenina’ (New York, 1987)

Eikhenbaum, Boris, Tolstoi in the Seventies, trans. Albert Kaspin (Ardis, Ann Arbor, 1982)

Amy Mandelker, Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, the Woman Question, and the Victorian Novel (Columbus 1993)

Vladimir Alexandrov, Limits to Interpretation. The Meanings of Anna Karenina (Wisconsin 2004)

Viktor Shklovskii, Energy of Delusion: A Book on Plot, Champaign, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 2007

Irina Paperno, Suicide As a Cultural Institution in Dostoevsky's Russia (Cornell University Press 1998)

Section B. Topics in Intellectual and Literary History

Topic 1. The Self and the Other

Державин, “Фелица” (1782)

Петр Чаадаев, Философические письма (Письмо 1)

Пушкин, “Сказка о золотом петушке”

Лермонтов, “Кавказец”

Гоголь, Нос

Достоевский, Двойник

Лесков, Очарованный странник

Толстой, Утро помещика

Толстой, Хаджи Мурат


Edward Said, Orientalism (New York 1978) ch.1

Rene Girard. Deceit, Desire, and the Novel. Self and Other in Literature (Baltimore 1965), ch.1.

Stephanie Sandler, Distant pleasures: Alexander Pushkin and the Writing of Exile (Stanford 1989)

Donald Fanger, The Creation of Nikolai Gogol' (Harvard 1979)

Berlin, I., Russian Thinkers (London, 1978)

Riasanovsky, N., Nicolas I and Official Nationality in Russia 1825-1855 (Berkeley, 1952)

Etkind, A. 'The Shaved Man's Burden: The Russian Novel as a Romance of Internal Colonization', in Critical Theory in Russia and the West

Topic 2. Narrators and Characters

Лермонтов, В полдневный жар в долине Дагестана (1836)

Пушкин, “Выстрел” (1830)

Гоголь, “Шинель” (1839)

Достоевский, “Крокодил” (1864)

Достоевский, Записки из подполья (1864)

Толстой, “Холстомер” (1885)


Hans Bertens, Literary Theory. The Basics (London 2001)

Donald Fanger, Influence and Tradition in the Russian Novel, in The Russian Novel from Pushkin to Pasternak, ed. by John Garrard (Yale 1983)

Борис Эйхенбаум, “Как сделана Шинель Гоголя,”

Вольф Шмидт, “Нарратология (Москва 2003)

Topic 3. Madness after the Enlightenment

Immanuel Kant, “An Answer to the Question: 
What is Enlightenment?” (1784)

Грибоедов, “Горе от ума” (1824)

Гоголь, “Записки сумасшедшего” (1834)

Пушкин, “Не дай мне Бог сойти с ума” (1833)

Чехов, Палата номер 6


Ю.Тынянов, Сюжет «Горя от ума»

Gary Rosenshield, Pushkin and the Genres of Madness (Madison 2003)

Stephen Baehr, “Is Moscow Burning? Fire in Griboedov’s Woe from Wit,” in Russian Subjects. Empire, Nation, and the Culture of the Silver Age. Ed. By Monica Greenleaf (Northwestern 1998)

Солженицын, Протеревши глаза («Горе от ума» глазами зэка)

Topic 4. Authorship and Impostorship

Пушкин, Борис Годунов (1825)

Пушкин, Капитанская дочка (1836)

Гоголь, Ревизор (1835)


Walter Benjamin, «The Storyteller»

Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics (Minnesota 1982) Chapter 1.

David Bethea, Realizing Metaphors: Pushkin

Topic 5. Poets and Prophets

Пушкин, Пророк (1826)

Тютчев, Безумие (1829)

Лермонтов, Родина (1841)

Тютчев, Эти бедные селенья (1855)

Андрей Белый, Родина (1908)

Блок, Родина (Poetic Cycle, 1907-1916)


Эткинд, Хлыст. Секты, литература и революция (selected chapters)

Битов, Пушкинский дом (selected chapters)

Rene Girard, Violence and the Sacred

Harsha Ram, The Imperial Sublime

Topic 6. Men, Women, and Death

Карамзин, “Марфа Посадница” (1803)

Гоголь, Невский проспект

Лермонтов, “Демон” (1839)

Блок, “Незнакомка” (1907)

Чехов, «Анюта»

Тургенев, «Первая любовь»

Толстой, “Дьявол” (1889)

Федоров, Философия общего дела (selected passages)


Simon Karlinsky, The Sexual Labyrinth of Nikolai Gogol (Chicago 1992)

Barbara Heldt, “Gender”, in The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel

Gender and Russian Literature: New Perspectives (Cambridge 1996)

Stites, R. , The Womens’ Liberation Movement in Russia (Princeton, N.J., 1991

A. Etkind, Eros of the Impossible. History of Psychoanalisis in Russia (Boulder 1996) selected chapters

Allen, E. C., Beyond Realism: Turgenev's Poetics of Secular Salvation (Stanford, 1992)

Seeley, F., Turgenev: a Reading of his Fiction (Cambridge, 1991)

Topic 7. Антон Чехов, Чайка (1896) and Вишневый сад (1904)

The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov, 2000

Chekhov: New Perspectives, edited by Rene and Nonna D. Wellek, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1984


Б. Акунин, Чайка,

Janet Malcolm, Reading Chekhov. London: Granta 2003

Rosamund Bartlett, Chekhov: Scenes from a Life. London: Free Press, 2004.

Laurence Senelick, The Chekhov Theatre: A Century of the Plays in Performance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Richard Gilman, Chekhov's plays: An Opening into Eternity, Yale University Press, 1995

A Chekhov Companion, edited by Toby W. Clyman, Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1985.

R.A.Peace, Chekhov: A Study of the Four Major Plays. New Haven, 1983.

Sources on Russian Philosophy

Kelly, Aileen, Views from the other shore : essays on Herzen, Chekhov, and Bakhtin, Yale University Press, 1999.

Бердяев, Русская идея

Koyré, A., La philosophie et le problème national au début du 19 ème siecle (Paris, 1929)

Vucinich, A., Social Thought in Tsarist Russia (Chicago, 1976)

Walicki, A., The Slavophile Controversy (Oxford, 1975)

J. Edie et al. (ed.), Russian Philosophy (Chicago, 1965)

General Sources

N.Riasanovsky, History of Russia

Walter G. Moss, Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (London 2002)

M. Raeff, ed., Russian Intellectual History, an Anthology (Sussex, 1983) Leatherbarrow, W.J. and Offord, D.C., eds, A Documentary History of Russian Thought from the Enlightenment to Marxism (Ann Arbor, M.I., 1987)

Mathewson, R.W., The Positive Hero in Russian Literature (Stanford, 1975)

Paperno, I., Chernyshevsky and the Age of Realism (Stanford, 1988)

Black, J., N. Karamzin and Russian Society in the Nineteenth Century (Toronto, 1975)

E.J. Simmons, ed., Continuity and Change in Russian and Soviet Thought

Ionescu, G. and Gellner, E., eds., Populism: Its Meaning and National Charateristics (1970)

Walicki, A., A History of Russian Thought From the Enlightenment to Marxism (Oxford, 1980)

Walicki, A., The Controversy over Capitalism (Oxford, 1969)

Malia, M., Alexander Herzen and the Birth of Russian Socialism (Cambridge, Mass., 1961)

Fadner, F., Seventy Years of Panslavism in Russia: Karamzin to Dostoevsky (1961)

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, A History of Russia, 5th edition (New York 1993)

Martin Malia, Russia Through Western Eyes (Harvard 1999)

Reference Guide to Russian Literature, ed. by Neil Cornwell (London 1998)

The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel, ed. by Malcolm V. Jones and Robin Feuer Miller (Cambridge 1998)

Orlando Figes. Natasha’s Dance. A Cultural History of Russia. (London 2002)

Steven G. Marx, How Russia Shaped the Modern World (Princeton 2003)

Venturi, F., Roots of Revolution (London, 1960)


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