War & Peace

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

War & Peace

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 13357

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.

This course fulfills the Single Author/Text requirement in Literary Studies.
After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 8:14am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023