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Professor Irwin Weil, Ph.D.

Professor Irwin Weil
  • Northwestern University
  • Harvard University
Russian literature has a unique way of entering the human soul. I hope and believe that the lectures in the course show genuine love and passion for the literature and the magnificent Russian language.
Dr. Irwin Weil is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Northwestern University, where he has been teaching for more than 40 years. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Professor Weil has received several teaching awards, including the Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences Award for distinguished teaching, the University Alumni Award for excellence in teaching, and the Gold Pushkin Medal from the International Association of Teachers of Russian and Russian Literature for outstanding teaching and research. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the prestigious St. Petersburg Nevsky Institute for the Humanities. Professor Weil is published widely in the field of Russian literature and culture, with special attention to the classics of 19th-century Russian literature and the Soviet Period. His principal focus has been on the connections between Russian literature and music. One of the most popular teachers at Northwestern, his classes in Russian literature attract hundreds of students each year.
Testimonials

"Professor Weil is a memorable teacher.  His warmth and love for Russian literature quickly engaged us.  He taught so much about historical background and characters of the Russian people.  What a dear man!"

 

"I so enjoyed Professor Weil's lecture style and his passion for this subject, I was sorry to reach the end of the lecturers - I hope he has an encore series."

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7 Courses and Sets

  1. Classics of Russian Literature

    Classics of Russian Literature

    Irwin Weil
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. This course explores masterpieces at all levels—characters, plots, scenes, and sometimes even single sentences. Professor Irwin Weil, a passionate and illuminating teacher, has chosen a rich sampling of Russia’s greatest writers, based on his 50-year love affair with the language and its literature.
  2. (Set) History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev & Classics of Russian Literature  Set

    (Set) History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev & Classics of Russian Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Experience the unique history and literature of Russia in this two-course set that gets to the heart of the Russian experience. In A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev, explore the last 300 years of Russian history through the eyes of its people. In Classics of Russian Literature, read between the lines of masterpieces such as War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, and Doctor Zhivago.
  3. (Set) Classics of American Literature; Classics of British Literature; Classics of Russian Literature; & History of World Literature  Set

    (Set) Classics of American Literature; Classics of British Literature; Classics of Russian Literature; & History of World Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,099.80 Starting at $1,099.80 $2,164.80 $1,099.80$2,164.80
    Read between the lines of literary masterpieces from America and around the world and discover the fascinating ways these immortal works reflect the spirit of their respective countries in this engrossing four-course set. Classics of American Literature covers some of the greatest works in the American literary canon. Classics of British Literature is a rare chance for you to step beyond the surface of British...
  4. (Set) Classics of Russian Literature & Classics of American Literature  Set

    (Set) Classics of Russian Literature & Classics of American Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
  5. (Set) Classics of British Literature & Classics of Russian Literature  Set

    (Set) Classics of British Literature & Classics of Russian Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Explore the history and spirit of two great nations through their literary masterpieces. Classics of British Literature reveals the times and conditions behind unforgettable works such as Paradise Lost, Robinson Crusoe, Wuthering Heights, and Heart of Darkness. Classics of Russian Literature is an equally penetrating look at how Russia is reflected in the literature of authors including Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol,...
  6. (Set) Classics of Russian Literature & History of World Literature  Set

    (Set) Classics of Russian Literature & History of World Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Read between the lines of some of the world's richest literary masterpieces in this two-course set taught by award-winning professors. Start with Classics of Russian Literature, which introduces you to works such as Dostoevsky's Crime and Broaden your literary horizons with this two-course set in which literary scholars and engaging professors introduce you to masterpieces from all around the world. Experience how...
  7. History of World Literature; C Set

    History of World Literature; C

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,249.65 Starting at $2,249.65 $3,169.65 $2,249.65$3,169.65
    With this engrossing seven-course set, develop an extraordinary familiarity with the authors and works that have defined human civilization—all without reading hundreds of thousands of pages! Explore literary masterpieces from around the world with Classics of American Literature, Classics of Russian Literature, Classics of British Literature, and The History of World Literature. Then delve into iconic works...