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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

A recurring theme in 19th-century literature from Gogol to Stevenson and beyond, the idea of the ‘double’ defines Dostoevsky’s writing both in terms of character psychology and broader narrative structure. The course will consider Dostoevsky’s re-definition of the double’s traditional division in his final and most ambitious novel, The Brothers Karamazov.


Course dates

16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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