POLISH 326 - Polish Literature in English: 1890 to Present
Fall 2020, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Polish (POLISH)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in POLISH 526.
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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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 criticism, philosophy, and close reading, and using masterpieces of Polish literature as test subjects for the close development of our own critical perspectives. An important point of reference will be the experience of WWII and the Holocaust. Authors will include Nobel laureates Czeslaw Milosz and Wislawa Szymborska, Polish-Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, conceptual novelist Witold Gombrowicz, and contemporary enfant terrible Dorota Maslowska.

Intended Audience:

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
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Partial Term 8/31/20 - 12/10/20
002 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/31/20 - 12/8/20

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