19th Century Russian Literature


Project Summary

One member of each group should describe in 25 words or less the project, provide a link or access to the project, identify all contributors and if possible indicate the major contributions of each to the final project.


  1. Ben Tabb
    May 6th, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Kaylen Baker, Brett Basarab, Matthew Lazarus, Ben Tabb

    We made a facebook page for Lermontov and some of the important people in his life and his characters.

    You should be able to friend him here:

    and once you’re friends with him, you should be able to see all of the other profiles.

    It’s hard to determine who did what, as we all contributed in researching and putting together each page, and we came up with the script and the ideas together.

  2. Elise Hanks
    May 6th, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    Tolstoi: Anna Karenina
    Hannah Wilson, Jennifer Ridder, Elise Hanks

    This blog site provides insight into the writings of Tolstoi, specifically his novel Anna Karenina. The site includes a reader’s guide with discussion questions and highlighted important quotes, images that present the themes of Russian art from Tolstoi’s era that are relfected in his works, a brief biography of Tolstoi’s life and a complilation of materials that reveal his theories, interests, and inspiration, a modern blog from a modern fictional Anna K, and links to other resources for the reader.

    Hannah compiled the Tolstoi information, Jenn compiled the media for the artwork, and Elise constructed the reader’s guide. All members contributed to the blog and formatting of the site.

  3. Team Turgenev
    May 6th, 2009 | 1:50 pm

    Corrected Version:

    We made fifteen podcasts including analytical, historical, and biographical information on Turgenev and his work and posted them to http://turgenevtalk.wordpress.com (go/turgtalk) and the iTunes store.

    and add…

    Cathy – Research/commentary on criticisms of Turgenev
    Sophie – Research/commentary on his biography
    Ashley – Research/commentary on the historical period
    Casey – Technical/web setup
    …plus we each read/researched/analyzed additional works of Turgenev’s.

  4. Hannah Wilson
    May 6th, 2009 | 8:51 pm

    Elise forgot to post our website address:


    hope you enjoy!

  5. Susanna Merrill
    May 6th, 2009 | 9:11 pm

    19th-Century Russian Literature Group:
    Harry Morgenthau, Gabriel Suarez, Natalie Komrovsky, Susanna Merrill

    We created a website with Flash animation in which various people and objects in an illustrated drinking-hole scene provide cultural and historical information. There are four difference scenes/pages, progressing chronologically.

    [double-click on the file “Russian Lit 1”]

    Harry: all technical aspects, tsars
    Gabe: maps
    Natalie: the customers, drawing the scene
    Susanna: religion, peasants, random objects in room
    Everyone: awesome drawings of peasants

  6. Kara Shurmantine
    May 6th, 2009 | 11:11 pm

    test post

  7. Stewart Moore
    May 6th, 2009 | 11:19 pm

    Gogol Group: Patrick O’Neill, Adam Levine, Alicia Wright

    We made a wiki page on wetpaint.com about Nikolai Gogol, his life, works, and influences, with text, pictures, and links to videos.

    Patrick – Gogol’s live
    Stewart – Short Stories
    Alicia – Dead Souls
    Adam – Influences

    We also met as a group several times to collaborate in general about our plans and information.


  8. 19th Century Russian group
    May 7th, 2009 | 12:38 am

    Additional work included research on historical background of each time period (1800, 1825, 1850, 1875) (basically into about 1/4 century around each time period)
    Harry: All technical aspects, political history and history of tsars
    Gabe: Military history, classical music (which couldn’t end up going on flash animation), change of borders throughout the century
    Natalie: Intellectual history (importance of landowners, students, populists, Decembrists, officials, etc)
    Susanna: history of religion and peasants, additional cultural photographs

    Each person also had to come up with a timeline of important events in their area of research, doing a general survey of 19th century Russian society, and pick out the most important information. In addition, everyone contributed to creating the actual scene (as it was created from scratch). Among the sources we used was Ronald Hingley’s “Russian Writers and Society, 1825-1904”

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