POLISH 326 - Polish Literature in English: 1890 to Present
Section: 001 No Other End of the World
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Polish (POLISH)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Poland did not exist as an independent state on any political map of Europe; at the turn of the twenty-first, it is a major force in European culture and international relations. This course provides a survey of the important literary works that track the often stunning transformations of a country the historian Norman Davies has called "God's playground." At the same time, we will examine a range of interpretive methodologies, drawing on cultural and historical critism, philosophy, and close reading, and using masterpieces of Polish literature as test subjects for the close development of our own critical perspectives. Authors will include Nobel laureates Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska, Polish-Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, conceptual novelist Witold Gombrowicz, contemporary enfant terrible Dorota Masłowska, and others.

While this course continues POLISH 325: Literature in English to 1890, it has no prerequisites. No knowledge of Polish is required. All readings and lectures will be conducted in English.

POLISH 326 - Polish Literature in English: 1890 to Present
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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