SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 003 Revolution in the Attic
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
1
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Class Misc Info:
Meets 03/05/18 - 04/17/18. (Drop/Add deadline=03/19/18.).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Rock music was the primary factor in the process of defeating totalitarianism in Poland, argued Franciszek Walicki, one of the prominent veterans of Polish pop music, during a conference on rock and politics in Gdansk in 2000.

Did Polish popular culture destroy the very foundations of Communism? Or did the decline of Communism allow the increasingly critical voices of prominent cabaret artists, pop musicians and cartoonists to express the sentiments of the population?

A study of Polish popular culture in the 1970's and 1980's, the last two decades of the Communist rule in Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries. Humor, music, political and social commentary by such icons of Polish counterculture as Młynarski, Grześkowiak, Chyła, Mleczko, Olewicz, Hołdys, Mogielnicki, Ciechowski, and others. A detailed analysis of texts, drawings, performances and films documenting the gradual collapse of the Communist control of all aspects of life.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based on attendance, participation, and short reflection papers.

Intended Audience:

No knowledge of Polish language and culture necessary.

Class Format:

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SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
20668
Open
80
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meet 1st 7 wks: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20.
003 (LEC)
P
23886
Open
80
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meet 2nd 7 wks: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.
004 (LEC)
P
33298
Open
50
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meet 2nd 7 wks: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.
005 (LEC)
P
28032
Open
30
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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