While famous worldwide as a playwright, Anton Chekhov is better known and more loved in Russia for his short stories, many of which are considered masterpieces of the genre. Gain insight into some of his best stories and novellas. Discussing a wide spectrum of themes, plots, and characters, we will pay close attention to Chekhovian style and the language resources he employed to render his ideas and attitudes.
Elena Sheygal-Placzek is a retired professor of the Volgograd University, Russia, and has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology. She has taught courses in cross-cultural communication to Russian and American students and is the author of the English-Russian Dictionary of US Life and Culture. She served as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley in 2006.