Slavic Languages and Literatures | Literatures and Cultures of the South Slavs, II
S364 | 25929 | Cooper, Henry


Also taught with S564

Unit I: Introduction: The Historical Context

11  Jan	Southeastern Europe Through World War I
13  Jan	Yugoslavia From Founding to Foundering (1918-1991), and Beyond
18  Jan	Bulgaria, Romania, Albania in the Twentieth Century



Unit II: Serbian Literature (20 Jan-10 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 III: Croatian Literature (15 Feb-8 March)

Vojnović*, Matoš*, Nazor*, Šimić, Krleža*, Ujević*, Tadijanović,
Krklec, I.G. Kovačić, Marinković*, Kaleb**, Desnica**, Šegedin**,
Kaštelan, Parun**, Mihalić**



Midterm Examination: 10 March



Unit IV: Slovene Literature (22-31 Mar)

Cankar*, Župančič*, Gradnik, Pregelj, Prežihov Voranc*, Hartman,
Kosovel*, Kocbek*, Kosmač**, Zupan**, Balantič, Zajc**, Strniša**,
Kovič**, Šalamun**, Jančar**, Gradišnik, Debeljak



Unit V: Macedonian Literature (5-14 Apr)

Racin*, Janevski**, Koneski**, Šopov**, Solev, Ivanovski, Čingo**,
Čašule**, Todorovski, Matevski**, Pavlovski, Stefanovski
Unit VI:	Bulgarian Literature (19-28 Apr)

Jovkov*, Elin Pelin*, Milev, Bagrjana* (aka: Belčeva), Vapcarov,
Dimitrova**



Conclusions (28 Apr)



Final Examination: 3 May, 1:00-3:00 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 can be found on line at:

http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitRC?finalAuth=true


These may be read along with the literary excepts from the anthology;
students will be assigned to make oral reports on individual writers.
Grades are based on class attendance and participation, including oral
reports (50%), midterm and final examinations (30%), and for
undergraduates a written book report and for graduates a research
paper (20%). Books for reports and topics for papers should be cleared
with the instructor beforehand.

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).
Dennis P. Hupchik, The Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism (New
York: Palgrave, 2002)


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. Mihail¬ovich 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)