Dostoevsky: Insatiable Compassion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Dostoevsky: Compassion
Fall 2024
Taught By: Val Vinokur
Section: AX

CRN: 17491

Credits: 4

Fyodor Dostoevsky called his fiction a type of “fantastic realism,” while others have described his work as a display of “cruel talent” or of “the most that can happen.” This seminar will examine the first few decades of Fyodor Dostoevsky's career, starting with his 1846 debut. Readings may include: Poor Folk, The Double, House of the Dead, Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Idiot. We will also read short stories by Nikolai Gogol that form the immediate literary context for Dostoevsky’s earliest work. Students who have previously taken NLIT 3531 cannot take this course for credit.

This course fulfills the Single Author/Text requirement in Literary Studies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:12am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024