General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title The Canon of the Central European Literature
Language English
Module lecturer dr Urszula Kowalska-Nadolna
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-CCE


Collegium Maius
Fredry 10 Street
room 324


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Synchronous online classes - basic computer and MS Teams skills 

Basic knowledge about European culture and tradition, ability to formulate opinions and judgments on the subject of literature and culture (as well in writing as in oral presentation).


Presentation of Central European literature in chronological and typological terms; showing the most important writers and their work (e.g. F. Kafka, B. Schulz, R. Musil, D. Kiš, W. Gombrowicz, J. Hašek, B. Hrabal, M. Kundera, Cz. Miłosz. G. Konrád, P. Esterházy etc.).
Showing relations between Central European literature of 20th and 21st century and periods and trends in European literature, displaying identification and differentiation planes / fields.
The range, position and meaning of Central European literature in the context of Slavonic, European and world culture.
Presentation of discussed literary phenomena against the background of historical, political and social events; political and historical determinants of Central European literature.
Presentation of discussed literary phenomena in interdisciplinary context.
Discussion on the suggested literature in the light of critical studies.
Analysis and interpretation of texts representing the canon of Central European literature.
Presentation of the most important trends in Central European literature (genres, themes, motives).

Reading list