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The Central and East European Novel
RUSS 255
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: REES 255

This course presents a survey of 20th-century prose fiction of Eastern and Central Europe, with an emphasis on the Czech novel. Some of the questions we will explore are the impact of World War II and its displacement and devastation on Eastern and Central European literature; the relation of Eastern and Central European writers to Communism and Soviet domination; the idea of Central Europe as a shaping force in literary identity; and the relation of Eastern and Central European literature to the Western and Russian literary traditions, especially the avant-garde.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will write papers in which they work on modes of interpreting literature. Understanding the readings will require learning the history and politics of Eastern and Central Europe from the late 19thC. through the 20thC.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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