This course explores selected works by Dostoevsky in the context of the rise of the Russian novel. The course will examine in depth
several short works by the writer, as well as the novels The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Concentration is on the major literary,
philosophical, and religious issues Dostoevsky raises in his prose, as well as how these issues better enable us to understand the Russian
mind. All works are read in translation. Offered in alternate years. Scheduled for Fall 2017.