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

This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

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We examine the emergence of guilt in the novel, as both an existential condition and a psychological reality, in three literary masterpieces: Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Kafka's The Trial and Ian McEwan's Atonement. In addition to close reading of these texts, we examine the development of a cultural and literary history that led to the foregrounding of guilt as a fictional subject.


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 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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