Slavic Languages and Literatures | Literatures and Cultures of the Southern Slavs 1
S363 | ALL | Cooper


1-2:15 TR BH 316        H. Cooper, BH 502, 5-9906
Fall 2001 (3963/3966) E-mail: cooper@indiana.edu

Schedule of Lectures and Assignments


Unit I: Introduction

28 Aug        1. Southeastern Europe: Geography
30 Aug        2. Southeastern Europe: Peoples
04 Sep        3. Southeastern Europe: Languages
06 Sep        4. Southeastern Europe: Earliest History to 863 AD
11 Sep        5. Early Slavic Social Structures
13 Sep        6. Slavic Paganism

Reading Assignments

Required for All:

Robert Lee Wolff, The Balkans in Our Time (NY: Norton, 1967): 10-101.
Francis Dvornik, The Slavs: Their Early History and Civilization
(Boston: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1956): 1-79.
Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans, vol. 1 (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1983): 4-36.

Optional for Undergraduates, Required for Graduates:

Marija Gimbutas, The Slavs (NY: Praeger, 1971): 98-170.

Optional for All:

Misha Glenny, The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War (London,
NY: Penguin, 1992).
Tim Judah, The Serbs (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997)
Matja Kmecl, Treasures of Slovenia (Ljubljana: Cankarjeva zaloba,
1981): passim.
John R. Lampe, Yugoslavia As History (Cambridge and New York:
Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Noel Malcolm, Bosnia: A Short History (New York: NYU Press, 1994).
Noel Malcolm, Kosovo: A Short History (New York: Harper, 1999).
Franch Stelh, ed., Art on the Soil of Yugoslavia
(Belgrade: Jugoslavija, 1971): 11-21, 33-40.
Mark Thompson, A Paper House: The Ending of Yugoslavia (New York:
Pantheon Books, 1992).
Susan Woodward, Balkan Tragedy (Washington DC: The Brookings
Institution, 1995).

Unit II: Medieval South Slavic Cultures

18 Sep        7. Christianization of the South Slavic Peoples
20 Sep        8. The Bulgarian Empires
25 Sep        9. The Serbian Empire
27 Sep        10. Literature, Art, Architecture, Music
02 Oct        11. Orthodoxy and Heresy
04 Oct        12. The Turkish Conquest

Reading Assignments

Required for All:

Thomas Butler, Monumenta bulgarica (Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Slavic
Publications, 1996): xxi-xxxiv, 3-29, 47-68, 99-108,143-168, 187-200,
239-289 (abbreviated MBul).
Thomas Butler, Monumenta serbocroatica (Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan
Slavic Publications, 1980): 3-15, 37-78, 129-75 (abbreviated MSC).
Dvornik, op. cit.: 80-102.

Optional for Undergraduates, Required for Graduate Students:

Antun Barac, A History of Yugoslav Literature (Ann Arbor, MI:
Michigan Slavic Publications, 1976): 11-22.
Charles A. Moser, A History of Bulgarian Literature, 865-1944 (The
Hague: Mouton, 1972): 9-36.

Optional for All:

Stelh, op. cit.: 57-88, 171-6.
Peter Sugar, Southeastern Europe under Ottoman Rule, 1354-1804
(Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1977): 3-30, 63-
71, 251-70.
John V.A. Fine, Jr., The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey
from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century (Ann Arbor, MI: University
of Michigan Press, 1983).
Boa Aleksic et al., eds. Yugoslav Mosaic (Belgrade: Review, 1969):
17-64, 85-116.
Mateja Matejic and Dragan Milivojevic, An Anthology of Medieval
Serbian Literature in English (Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1978): 9-26 &
passim.
Cudovita Jugoslavija (Ljubljana: 1982).
J.R. Colombo and N. Roussanoff, The Balkan Range: A Bulgarian Reader
(Toronto: Hounslow Press, 1976): 41-58.

Unit III: Renaissance and Reformation

09 Oct        13. Dalmatia and Renaissance Italy
11 Oct        14. Dalmatian Renaissance Literature
16 Oct        15. Ivan Gundulic
18 Oct        16. Protestantism and the Slovene Awakening

Reading Assignments

Required for All:

Butler, MSC, op. cit.: 179-273.
Marin Dric, pp. 40-46; Ivan Gundulic, pp. 61-67; in: Vasa D.
Mihailovich, ed., South Slavic Writers Before World War II (New York:
Bruccoli, Clark, Layman, 1995) (= Dictionary of Literary Biography,
vol. 147; abbreviated DLB 147; located in Non-Circulating Reference,
PG564.S66 1995).

Optional for Undergraduates, Required for Graduate Students:

Barac, op. cit.: 23-50.
Francis Dvornik, The Slavs in European History and Civilization (New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1962): 319-22, 350-59.

Optional for All:

Roger Portal, The Slavs (NY and Evanston: Harper and Row, 1969): 90-
107.
John S. Miletich, The Lute and the Lattice: Croatian Poetry of the
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, The Bridge (Zagreb) 25 (1971): 1-
80.
Stelh, op. cit.: 109-18, 143-50, 187-97.
Aleksic, op. cit.: 65-84.



23 Oct        Midterm Examination



Unit IV: Folk Culture

25 Oct        18. The Enlightenment and Folk Culture
30 Oct        19. South Slavic Folk Poetry, Tales, and Music

Reading Assignments

Required for All:

Butler, MSC, 277-318, 375-465.
Butler, MBul, 333-360, 473-593.
Vuk Karadic, pp. 68-74; Dositej Obradovic, pp. 182-189; in DLB 147.

Optional for Undergraduates, Required for Graduate Students:

Barac, op. cit.: 51-79
Albert B. Lord, The Singer of Tales (NY: Atheneum, 1978): 1-138.
Mary P. Coote, Serbocroatian Heroic Songs, in: Felix Oinas, ed.,
Heroic Epic and Saga (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,
1978): 257-85.

Optional for All:

Svetozar Koljevic, The Epic in the Making (Oxford: Clarendon Press,
1980).
Aleksic, op. cit.: 117-80, 229-44.
Klaus Roth and Gabriele Wolf, South Slavic Folk Culture: A
Bibliography (Columbus OH: Slavica, 1994).
Colombo and Roussanoff, op. cit.: 21-39, 59-65.


Unit V: Nationalism and Romanticism

01 Nov        20. Linguistics and the National Revivals
06 Nov        21. The Slovene Lands: Franch Preeren
08 Nov        22. The Croatian Lands: Ivan Mauranic
13 Nov        23. The Serbian Lands: P.P. Njego
15 Nov        24. Bulgarian Liberation: Botev and Vazov

Reading Assignments

Required for All:

Butler, MSC, 321-72.
Butler, MBul, 389-469.
Charles Ward, tr., Smail-aga Cengics Death, The Bridge (Zagreb) 17
(1969): 1-39.
Tom M.S. Priestly and Henry R. Cooper, Jr., trs., The Baptism on the
Savica, A Wreath of Sonnets, in: Franch Preeren, Pesmi/Poems
(Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Vienna: Mohorjeva druba, 1999): TBA.
Khristo Botev, pp. 18-23; Ivan Mauranic, pp. 146-50; P.P. Njego,
pp. 162-169; Franch Preeren, pp. 197-205; in DLB 147.

Optional for All:

Barac, op. cit.: 81-118.
Moser, op. cit.: 41-51.
H.R. Cooper, Jr., Franch Preeren (Boston: Twayne, 1981): 15-59.
Stelh, op. cit.: 199-202.
Jelavich, op. cit., 171-380.
John Wiles, tr., The Mountain Wreath (Belgrade: 1970)
Hristo Botev, Poems (Sofia: Sofia Press, 1974).



Unit VI: Towards Independence, 1848-1918

20 Nov        25. South Slavic Realism, I
27 Nov        26. South Slavic Realism, II
29 Nov        27. The South Slavic Moderna, I
04 Dec        28. The South Slavic Moderna, II
06 Dec        29. Conclusions

Reading Assignments

Required for All:

Xeroxed materials: 22-139.
Ivan Cankar, pp. 24-32; Aleko Konstantinov, pp. 87-91; S.S.
Kranjcevic, pp. 104-111; L. Lazarevic, pp. 122-126; A.G. Mato, pp.
139-145; B. Nuic, pp. 176-81; A. enoa, pp. 215-221; P. Slavejkov,
pp. 227-232; I. Tavcar, pp. 233-240; I. Vazov, pp. 248-256; P.
Yavorov, pp. 271-275; Y. Yovkov, pp. 276-283; O. upancic, p. 284-
292; in DLB 147.

Optional for Undergraduates, Required for Graduate Students:

Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans, vol. 2, Twentieth Century
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983): 1-105.

Optional for All:

Portal, op. cit.: 364-84.
Colombo and Roussanoff, op. cit.: 65-165.
Moser, op. cit.: 51-84, 91-180.
Barac, op. cit.: 119-235.



13 Dec Final Examination, 10:15-12:15



Graduate students will prepare a research paper on a topic chosen in
consultation with the instructor. Undergraduates will write a report
on one book chosen from a list of translated South Slavic literary
works distributed by the instructor. Deadline for submission of these
papers is 6 December. Grades are based on class preparedness and
participation (40%), examinations (midterm 20%, final 20%), and the
paper (20%).

In order to identify what is available in English translation, at
least as far as Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian are
concerned, students should use Vasa D. Mihailovich and Mateja
Matejic, A Comprehensive Bibliography of Yugoslav Literature in
English, 1593-1980 (Columbus, OH: Slavica Press, 1984), and
subsequent supplements. Students should consult with the instructor
for information on other translations.