„We all come out from Gogol’s Overcoat”: Russian realistic prose I 3202-S1SLPG31z
The seminar is designed to broaden and deepen the knowledge of realistic Russian prose, as well as to encourage reflection on the realism itself. Therefore, the course will discuss meanings of this category and their transformations, as well as various ways of presenting reality in literary works. In particular, students will get acquainted with the development of realistic trends in Russian literature, which will allow them to make a more conscious choice of the topic of the BA thesis.
The seminar will also systematize students’ knowledge about the historical and cultural context of the era, in order to enable students to write a thesis devoted to the links between literature and other aspects of cultural and social life.
An important part of the course is the technical preparation to write the BA thesis and acquiring practical skills, such as analyzing literary text, summarizing academic writings, presenting different points of view, defining research problem, offering logical arguments etc.
Type of course
- has systematic knowledge about Russian realistic prose, especially on works that are the subject of their research;
- knows the most important arguments of the theoretical and historical works discussed at classes;
- knows the basic Polish and Russian literary terminology;
- knows and understands basic categories and research methods used to analyze, interpret and evaluate a literary work;
- knows basic rules of writing and editing an academic paper.
- is able to prepare plan and bibliography of his paper;
- is able to make notes of academic works they read and to use them in the proper way in his thesis;
- has adequate research skills in analyzing and interpreting a literary work at the level of topics and problems, genre, composition and style;
- is able to use proper literary terminology when talking and writing about literary phenomena and processes.
- is aware of the level of their knowledge and skills, can complete and master them;
- is able to plan his work and work systematically;
- respects the rules of copyright.
Preparation for the classes; activity; presenting the plan, bibliography and one chapter of the BA thesis
The student has the right to 2 unexcused absences, each subsequent one requires justification. The lecturer decides on the recognition of absence.
Exceeding excused and unexcused absences by 50% of classes may be grounds to fail the course.
The conditions for passing the course on the resit exam are the same as on the ordinary of exam.
1. A guide to writing a diploma theses (e.g. A. Dudziak, A. Żejmo, Redagowanie prac dyplomowych. Wskazówki metodologiczne dla studentów, Warszawa 2008; U. Eco, Jak napisać pracę dyplomową. Poradnik dla humanisty, Warszawa 2007).
2. E. Auerbach, Mimesis. Rzeczywistość przedstwiona w literaturze Zachodu (any edition)
3. A. Esin, Principy i priemy analiza literaturnogo proizvedenia, Moskva 2000.
4. M. Głowiński, T. Kostkiewiczowa, A. Okopień-Sławińska, J. Sławiński, Słownik terminów literackich, Warszawa 1976 i nast.
5. Z. Mitosek, Mimesis: zjawisko i problem, Warszawa 1997.
6. Individual reading proposals, depending on the needs and interests of students.
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