UCL Credits: 15
Total Learning Hours: 150
Module Coordinator: Dr Uilleam Blacker
Taught By: Dr Uilleam Blacker, Dr Katarzyna Zechenter, Dr Peter Zusi
|Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0 (2 hour seminar per week)|
Compulsory Module for:
Students taking East European languages degrees
Coursework Essay 2,000 words (25%)
2 Hour Examination (75%)
In class presentation
One of the primary functions literature serves is as a vehicle for memory. From the portrayal of national histories, to the embodiment of collective myths, to the expression of individual identities, literature has both lent authority to and constructed contentious arguments for our image of our past. The literature of central and eastern Europe is particularly rich in explorations of history and memory. While in earlier times literature was called upon to lend social and historical legitimacy to communities without nation-states, more recent literature of the region has played a major role in attempts to come to terms with the catastrophes of the 20th century.
- Cosmos of Prague and Alois Jirásek on ancient Czech legends
- Nikolai Gogol and Taras Shevchenko, selected stories and poems.
- Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles.
- Imre Kertész, Fatelessness.
- W. G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
- Dorota Masłowska, White and Red.
- Danilo Kiš, A Tomb for Boris Davidovich.
- · Dubravka Ugrešić, The Museum of Unconditional Surrender
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Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.