War & Peace

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

War & Peace

Spring 2019

Taught By: Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Section: A

CRN: 6972

Credits: 4

This course is primarily a patient and fastidious close reading of War and Peace. It examines how complex narrative structures are conceived and evolve; how great fiction resists genre definition; and how believable fictional realms may coexist with other discourses. By considering the relationship of key philosophical and historical texts and works of art to Tolstoy's masterpiece, this “not-a-novel,” the course introduces students to various comparative perspectives on the many worlds of War and Peace (cultural-semiotic, philosophical, historical, as well as historiographic, narratological, visual, operatic, and theatrical). Work in the course is supplemented by the study of criticism and other short original works that enter into a poignant conversation with War and Peace in its time and afterlife.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 4:56am 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019