Diabolic Carnival: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita and Its Contexts (RES-211-01)

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita on stage

Instructor: Peter Scotto

Taught in English

Mephistopheles in Moscow? The Gospel retold? At turns both wildly comic and metaphysically profound, Bulgakov's novel has been a cult classic since its unexpected discovery in 1967. This course will consider Bulgakov's masterpiece together with some of its literary, historical, and social contexts. Additional readings from Goethe, Gogol, E.T.A.Hoffman, Akhmatova, and others.