UCL Credits: 15
Total Learning Hours: 150
Module Coordinator: Dr Uilleam Blacker
Taught By: Dr Uilleam Blacker
To find out more about this module, please contact the Module Coordinator.
|Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0 (2 hour seminar per week)|
|Compulsory Module for:|
Coursework Essay 2,500 words (80%) and 500 word book review (20%)
In-class presentation, followed by oral and written feedback
With the current challenges facing the European political project, there is no better moment to reconsider what Europe means. However, instead of looking at Europe through the traditional centres of political power (Brussels, Paris, Berlin), this module looks at Europe from the perspective of cultures of east-central Europe – from Belgrade, Budapest and Brno. Through lesser-known masterpieces of contemporary European literature and film, we will examine different ‘geopoetic’ concepts of Europe (Eastern Europe? Central Europe? A ‘kidnapped West’?), challenge the ‘east-west divide’, and explore the impact of communism and its aftermath on culture. Through this, we will approach a more nuanced understanding of what Europe is.
To be confirmed
|Fall Term affiliates||As Above||7.5|
Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.