Slavic Languages and Literatures | Literatures and Cultures of the South Slavs, II
S364 | 3725 | Cooper


DEPARTMENT OF SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Indiana University, BH 502
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S364/S564 (3722/3725) H. Cooper (cooper@indiana.edu)
1:00-2:15 TR, WH 114 Office: BH 502, 5-9906


Literatures and Cultures of the South Slavs, II


Unit I:   Introduction: The Historical Context

08  Jan	Southeastern Europe Through World War I
10  Jan	Yugoslavia From Founding to Foundering (1918-1991)
15  Jan	Bulgaria, Romania and Albania in the Twentieth Century


Unit II:Serbian Literature (17 Jan-12 Feb)

Šantić, Dučić*, Rakić*, Stanković*, Kočić, Crnjanski*, Nastasijević*,
Andrić*, Maksimović*, Ćopić**, M. Lalić**, Ćosić**, Selimović**,
Popa**, Pavlović**, Raičković**, I. Lalić**, Bulatović**, Bećković**,
Kiš**, Pavić**, Unit Quiz; IW Paper I


Unit III: Croatian Literature (14 Feb-7 March)

Kranjčević*, Vojnović*, Matoš*, Nazor*, Šimić, Krleža*, Ujević*,
Tadijanović, Krklec, I.G. Kovačić, Marinković*, Kaleb**, Desnica**,
Šegedin**, Kaštelan, Parun**, Mihalić**, Unit Quiz; IW Paper II


Unit IV: Slovene Literature (19-28 Mar)

Cankar*, Župančič*, Gradnik, Pregelj, Prežihov Voranc*, Hartman,
Kosovel*, Kocbek*, Kosmač**, Zupan**, Balantič, Zajc**, Strniša**,
Kovič**, Šalamun**, Jančar**, Gradišnik, Debeljak, Unit Quiz; IW
Paper III


Unit V:	Bulgarian Literature (2-11 Apr)

Jovkov*, Konstantinov*, Elin Pelin*, Milev, Bagrjana*, Vapcarov,
Dimitrova**, Unit Quiz; IW Paper IV


Unit VI: Macedonian Literature (15-23 Apr)

Racin*, Janevski**, Koneski**, Šopov**, Solev, Ivanovski, Čingo**,
Čašule**, Todorovski, Matevski**, Pavlovski, Stefanovski


Conclusions (25 Apr)


Final Examination (Unit Quiz): 2 May, 12:30-2:30 PM; Course papers
due.


The readings in the course will be delivered electronically from a
work in progress, An Anthology of South Slavic Literatures, edited by
Vasa D. Mihailovich, Henry R. Cooper, Jr., et al.

Writers marked with a single asterisk (*) have biographies in:

Vasa D. Mihailovich, ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 147,
South Slavic Writers Before World War II (New York: Gale, 1995).

Those with a double asterisk (**) are in:

Vasa D. Mihailovich, ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 181,
South Slavic Writers Since World War II (New York: Gale, 1997).

These should be read along with the literary excepts from the
anthology; students will be assigned to make oral reports on
approximately two writers each. Grades are based on class attendance
and participation (30%), five Unit Quizzes (30%), oral reports (20%),
and  (for non-IW students) a written book report or (for graduates) a
research paper (20%). Intensive Writing students’ grades are based on
class attendance and participation (25%), five Unit Quizzes (25%),
and oral reports (10%), and four brief papers (40%).


General background information can be gleaned from the following
works:


For history and politics:

Robert Lee Wolff, The Balkans in Our Times (New York:  Norton, 1967)
Dusko Doder, The Yugoslavs (New York:  Random House, 1978)
Fred Singleton, A Short History of the Yugoslav Peoples (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1985)
Misha Glenny, The Fall of Yugoslavia:  The Third Balkan War (London,
NY:  Penguin, 1992)
Mark Thompson, A Paper House:  The Ending of Yugoslavia (New York:
Pantheon Books, 1992)
Noel Malcolm, Bosnia: A Short History (New York: NYU Press, 1994).
Susan Woodward, Balkan Tragedy (Washington DC: The Brookings
Institution, 1995).
John R. Lampe, Yugoslavia As History (Cambridge and New York:
Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Marcus Tanner, Croatia (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997)
Tim Judah, The Serbs (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997)
Mariia N. Todorova, Imagining the Balkans (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1997)
Noel Malcolm, Kosovo: A Short History (New York: Harper, 1999).

For literature:

Antun Barac, A History of Yugoslav Literature (Ann Arbor:  University
of Michigan, 1978)
Thomas Eekman, Thirty Years of Yugoslav Literature (Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan, 1978)
Charles A. Moser, A History of Bulgarian Literature (The Hague:
Mouton, 1972)
Charles A. Moser, “Bulgarian Literature, 1944-69,” Literary Review 16
(1973):  149-60.
Vasa D. Mihailovich and Mateja Matejić, A Comprehensive Bibliography
of Yugoslav Literature in English, 1593-1980  (Columbus, OH:  Slavica
Press, 1984), plus first, second, and third supplements, which bring
the listing up to 1995.
Andrew Wachtel, Making a Nation, Breaking a Nation: Literature and
Cultural Politics in Yugoslavia (Stanford: Stanford University Press,
1998)
David A. Norris, In the Wake of the Balkan Myth: Questions of
Identity and Modernity (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999)