POLISH 325 - Polish Literature in English to 1890
Section: 001 Appetite for Destruction
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Polish (POLISH)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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May not be repeated for credit.
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The story of Poland from the Middle Ages to the dawn of the twentieth century reads more strangely than fiction: in the first six hundred years since its Christianization, Poland grew to be one of the most expansive and powerful states in Europe; two hundred years later, it was no longer a state at all. This course will trace these dramatic transformations through Poland’s extraordinary contributions to European literature. Drawing on concurrent developments in the visual arts, politics, and the sciences, we will consider a range of texts that remain as relevant today as they were at the time of their composition. Authors will include Renaissance poet Jan Kochanowski, Baroque wit Jan Andrzej Morsztyn, enlightened satirist Ignacy Krasicki, Romantic poet-prophet Adam Mickiewicz, and others.

No knowledge of Polish is required. All readings and lectures will be conducted in English.

Students registered for graduate credit will attend an additional discussion hour.

POLISH 325 - Polish Literature in English to 1890
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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A small selection of supplementary readings will be available as PDF files for you to download or print from the CTools website.
ISBN: 0930042689
Monumenta Polonica : the first four centuries of Polish poetry : a bilingual anthology, Author: Bogdana Carpenter., Publisher: Michigan Slavic Publ. 1989
ISBN: 0810110393
The adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom, Author: Ignacy Krasicki ; translated by Thomas H. Hoisington ; with an introduction by Helena Goscilo., Publisher: Northwestern University Press 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1858660653
The Doll, Author: Boleslaw Prus ; translated by David Welsh ; introduction by Stanislaw Baranczak., Publisher: Central European University Press 1st ed. 1996
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780781800334
Pan Tadeusz, Author: Mickiewicz, Adam, 1798-1855., Publisher: Hippocrene Books 1992
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