"Teaching Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature: Essays in Honor of Robert L. Belknap" grew out of a conference in honor of Robert Belknap, an outstanding teacher, scholar, and former director of the Russian Institute. The collected essays present concrete strategies for teaching the works of some of Russia’s best-known writers: Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. They address the teaching of these iconic works of Russian literature in different contexts and to different audiences, from undergraduate students reading Russian classics in the context of general education courses to graduate students exploring the larger context of Russian print culture. Most of the essays address teaching in English translation, a few in the original, but all offer useful strategies that can be adopted for teaching to any audience.
Edited by Deborah Martinsen, Cathy Popkin, and Irina Reyfman.