Dostoevsky I: Insatiable Compassion

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Dostoevsky I
Fall 2022
Taught By: Val Vinokur
Section: A

CRN: 14399

Credits: 3

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.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:38pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022