Isaac Babel: A "Soviet Tolstoy"

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Short Story Master:Isaac Babel

Fall 2020

Taught By: Val Vinokur

Section: A

CRN: 8875

Credits: 3

“Isaac Babel writes in the same tone about the stars and gonorrhea,” Viktor Shklovsky once observed. This seminar explores the work of Odessan author Isaac Babel (1894-1940), the Jewish Russian master of the short story. The course will include close readings of his texts, with attention to his contexts and legacy beyond Russian letters. Students will also engage with an exhibit on Babel and the Odessa painter Yefim Ladyzhensky at the Center for Jewish History. Prerequisite: prior coursework in literature. This course fulfills the “single-text/author” requirement for Literary Studies majors at Eugene Lang College, and is recommended for students preparing for graduate study in Liberal Studies, Jewish Studies, or Comparative Literature..

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:26am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020