Seminar: THREE STORIES BY CHEKHOV, “Enemies,” “Happiness,” and “The Student,” with Gary Saul Morson

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Mar 18, 2017


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 2326 (Faculty Library)
385 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 2326 (Faculty Library)

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In addition to this seminar, Gary Saul Morson will be giving a lecture entitled, “Russian Lessons from 1917: Novelists and the Intelligentsia” on March 18. For more information on this lecture, please visit the event page.


Registration for the seminar is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. This will be done primarily on a first come, first served basis. Readings will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at


Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University.


His work ranges over a variety of areas: literary theory (especially narrative); the history of ideas, both Russian and European; a variety of literary genres (especially satire, utopia, and the novel); and his favorite writers — Chekhov, Gogol, and, above all, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. He is especially interested in the relation of literature to philosophy. His many books include Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows and Time; Anna Karenina in Our Time: Seeing More Wisely; and Prosaics and Other Provocations: Empathy, Open Time, and the Novel. His “Introduction to Russian Literature” class draws hundreds of students every year and is a legend at Northwestern and beyond. He lectured on Tolstoy for CLAFI in 2011.