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Instructor Info:Polina Barskova
Office Extension x6178
Jeffrey Wallen
Office Extension x5747
TA Info:Gardiner Brown
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 112
Description: What does it mean to know the city: to trace, to follow, even to be lost in it or blur with it? How does the urban landscape inform the narrative? What narratives can the city give birth to? This class will look at various texts of investigation and detection that are inalienable from their surroundings. Authors will include Poe and Baudelaire, Pushkin and Conan Doyle, Dickens and Dostoevsky, Blok and others. Cities will include St. Petersburg, London, and Paris.