Tuesday, November 5, 2013
DISCUSSION 1: ANNA KARENINA.
Optional Final: December 5th
MAIN THEMES IN LECTURE SO FAR:
ROMANTIC LOVE VS. FAMILY/FAMILIAL/PROSAIC/PLATONIC LOVE: romantic love = based on mystery &
excitement. without having depth of knowledge ab
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
LECTURE 7: ANNA KARENINA.
After Karenin has decided on a divorce, he runs into Stiva who invites him to come to their
house for dinner, and of course he doesnt want to but Stivas persuasiveness and oily
temptation is something h
Bestrangement? Professor Morson discussed it in the first lecture: pertinent to Anna?
Read Chapter 1-2.
Pg. 29-30? Read.
What exactly is crucial in terms of quotations?
Karenin forgives Anna: first, it is said that he simply says I forgive you a
Thursday, November 21, 2013
LECTURE 8: ANNA KARENINA.
Part 5: Anna & Vronsky go to Italy to enjoy their love. They rent an Italian Palazzo. Vronsky
looks very fetching and dashing to Anna in his outfit.
o Her complete ownership of him was of joy to her. (
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
LECTURE 9: ANNA KARENINA.
Part 7: childbirth scene when Levins son is born; Levin is surprised (makes a similar
comment about this in Part 8) because his feelings for the newborn, his son, arent what he
expected them to be (tr
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
LECTURE 6: ANNA KARENINA.
Kitty understandably wants to make her life different. She has become disenchanted with the life
shes lived before and of proper young women of her social class, which is a social world
leading to m
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
LECTURE 4: ANNA KARENINA.
Dolly doesnt know that she has been summoned by Stiva and is acting as her brothers agent.
We know that she doesnt know pg. 75: Im glad too, and trying by the expression on
Annas face The entire attem
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
LECTURE 5: ANNA KARENINA.
Part 2, Chapter 9:
Last thing Anna wants to do is have a conversation with her husband about Vronsky, precisely
because shes so involved with Vronsky.
Karenin has stayed up late to speak to Anna about
Thursday, October 31, 2013
LECTURE 2: ANNA KARENINA.
True life is not lived where great changes take place; it is lived only where these tiny, tiny,
infinitesimally small changes take places. Tolstoy explains this in his article through
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
LECTURE 3: ANNA KARENINA.
Stivas thinking is inauthentic; he doesnt follow thoughts or principles because of his own
conviction, but due to the need to belong.
o Stiva does not think through opinions; they happen within him. He
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
FINAL EXAM REVIEW.
Mention something special about the quotation: ie. this is the last line of the novel, or indirect
Each quote will ask you to talk about a different aspect related to a theme.
This theme is dev
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
DISCUSSION 4: ANNA KARENINA.
Levins agricultural reforms, Kittys reforms in the spa: encountering this force (elemental
force). No negative reaction against them, its just that they arent able to do what they want to
do. No exte
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
LECTURE 10: MIDTERM.
LECTURE 1: ANNA KARENINA.
Introduction & Tolstoys life
We study Anna Karenina after The Brothers Karamazov because nothing looks as good as
Anna Karenina if we study it after.
Tolstoy was himself one of h
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
DISCUSSION 3: ANNA KARENINA.
Anna and Vronsky.
The unknown, transcendental experience connotes romantic love.
Kitty with Vronsky: swept away by him and picks him over Levin. However, Kitty leanrs
romantic love is
Thursday, October 3, 2013
LECTURE 1: OVERVIEW & THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV.
Literature is about:
How people misrepresent themselves
How people look, act, and feel towards each other (and themselves)
Present their motivation
The nature of moral decisions