SLAVIC 470 - Topics in Cultural Studies of Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe
Section: 001 Polish Poetry in Context: The Worlding of Lyric
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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Polish poetry has enjoyed a conspicuous place in Anglophone literature, and in world letters more generally, for half a century, but its foundations in--and engagement with--international discourse reaches back to the Middle Ages, to the very beginnings of what would eventually become Polish literary language. This course reverse-engineers this astounding body of work, beginning with modern Polish poetry and moving backwards in time to reveal its deep interconnections with transnational historical and aesthetic developments. Among the questions we will ask are: What constitutes a "national" poetry, and how does that poetry become intelligible to foreign audiences? How are international influences imported and reconfigured in lyric form? What are the social functions of lyric, and how do those functions change over time? All texts for this course are available in English translation. No knowledge of Polish is required.

SLAVIC 470 - Topics in Cultural Studies of Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30750
Open
19
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
30751
Open
34
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Canvas
Note:
Additional course readings are available as PDF files on our Canvas course site.
ISBN: 9781934824320
Lodgings : selected poems, 1987-2010, Author: Sosnowski, Andrzej, 1959-, Publisher: Open Letter 2011
Required
ISBN: 9781941196526
ON MOTHER AND FATHERLAND., Author: KEFF, BOZENA., Publisher: MADHAT, INC 2017
Required
ISBN: 9780544705159
Map : collected and last poems, Author: Szymborska, Wislawa,
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781681371610
Our life grows (uncensored), Author: Krynicki, Ryszard, 1943-
Required
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