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Topics in History: Russian History in the Russian Novel

Topics in History: Russian History in the Russian Novel

Nineteenth-century Russian novels have a very particular place in Russian history. Informed by the political, social, and cultural contexts of the day, novels were both a commentary on Russian life and attempts to bring awareness and change to Russian society. This class will look at two of Russia’s most famous novels, Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, and explore the hidden historical debates on political power, social inequality, and religious values located within their pages.

Department of History, Queen's University

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