Online Russian Literature Course

Discover The Greats

an introduction to 19TH AND 20TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Course Details

2-5 Hours Per Week

1.5hr Class Per Week

8 Weeks

9th of July 2024, 

18:00 (UK time/UTC+1)

9th of July 2024,

18:00 (UK time/UTC+1)

27th of August 2024

£280

English

Beginner / Intermediate

Overview

Our 8-week summer course guides students through a wide range of Russian literature across the 19th and 20th centuries, providing insight into the historical, biographical and socio-political backgrounds of some of the most influential Russian writers in history. On this Russian literature course, you will explore a range of poetry, theatre, and prose, with each 1.5hr lesson introducing a new movement, genre, or literary epoch every week.

What’s Included

What’s Included

Course Overview

Our 8-week summer course guides students through a wide range of Russian literature across the 19th and 20th centuries, providing insight into the historical, biographical and socio-political backgrounds of some of the most influential Russian writers in history. On this Russian literature course, you will explore a range of poetry, theatre, and prose, with each 1.5hr lesson introducing a new movement, genre, or literary epoch every week.

Meet the teacher

Katya - teacher of Russian literature course

Katya is a Master’s student and Hill Scholar at the University of Oxford, specialising in Modernist Russian poetry. She holds a BA in Philology (First-Class Honours) from Petrozavodsk State University, and is certified as a teacher of Russian by Moscow State University.

Katya has many years of teaching experience, including two years teaching Russian language and Literature at Eton College. She enjoys sharing her passion for humanities with students and helping them to discover the enchanting world of Russian literature.

Free taster session signup

Still undecided? Sign up to our FREE taster session on the 28th of May at 18:00 (BST) to get more of a feel for the course!

By the end of this Russian literature course, you will have gained a comprehensive and advanced knowledge of:

CURRICULUM

Pushkin

Tyutchev

Lermontov

Turgenev

Dostoevsky

Tolstoy

Gogol

Chekhov

Bunin

Blok

Pushkin

Tyutchev

Lermontov

Turgenev

Gorky

Akhmatova

Bulgakov

Mayakovsky

Dostoevsky

Tolstoy

Gogol

Chekhov

Bunin

Blok

Gorky

Akhmatova

Bulgakov

Mayakovsky

FAQs

about our Russian literature course

This course provides an introduction to Russian literature, therefore you do not need to have studied Russian literature previously in order to take part in – and get the most out of – this course. All materials, set reading and assessments are provided in both English and Russian, so you can take the course with minimal knowledge of the Russian language. 

We will send you some reading to do before each lesson, which includes a brief synopsis of the texts that will be discussed in the next lesson, an overview of the authors’ biographies, some excerpts from their works to give you a sense of their style, and some preliminary questions to get you thinking about the authors and their works. 

A basic knowledge of Russian would be useful in taking part in the course, as we will be looking at texts in the original Russian with their English translations. However, you do not necessarily need to know any Russian in order to take part in this course, as all classes will be conducted in English, and the teacher will translate any Russian words and phrases that are discussed during the lessons. 

All of our online classes are recorded and available for students to watch or rewatch at their convenience. Therefore, if you miss a class then you will be able to catch up by watching the recorded lesson. However, we encourage students to try to attend the live classes as much as possible as this provides them with the opportunity to interact with the teacher and ask any questions they may have. 

Do you have other questions about our Russian literature course? Email us at info@linguatute.com