Review Comment

[UKRN W4040] 20th Century Ukrainian Prose

January 07, 2003

Chernetsky, Vitaly
Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature and [UKRN W4040] 20th Century Ukrainian Prose

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Absolutely fantastic Professor, two great classes, I'd suggest to take anything he teaches! Materpiecesof 20th Century LIterature was taught in Russian, so proficiency or native knowledge of the language is a must. Ukrainian Literature was taught in English, and the readings were available in both Ukrainian and English. The classes were mostly lecture, with a 20 minute discussion at the end, but the lectures were eye-opening. They tend to focus heavily, however, on the authors of the works themselves, so be prepared to find out interesting tid-bits about various literati! The calss itself sometimes seems to lean in the direction of historical information rather thatn discussion of the texts themselves, but the discussion that does happen is usually insighful... besides, you don't want to have this guy stop talking, because he's good at it and obviously knows a lot more than you do!

Workload:

Moderate. Heavy reading, but all of it's very good. Two papers, midterm (~6 pgs) and final(~14 pgs); for the Masterpieces of Russian lit the essay usually needs to be written in Russian, leave enough time!

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
SLAL / UKRN SLAL UKRN W4040: 20th-Century Ukrainian Prose Vitaly Chernetsky 2002 Fall MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 1