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
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
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
M 2:30PM - 4:00PM
W 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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