General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title The Power of Subversive Literature: Parodies, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in Early Modern Europe
Language English
Module lecturer prof. dr Robert A. Maryks
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Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
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Module aim (aims)

This course delves into the role of literature as a tool of resistance and persuasion in early modern Europe, highlighting the use of literary parodies, subversive texts, and propaganda in shaping public opinion against the Jesuit and Habsburg powers. Students will explore how texts circulated, influenced societal beliefs, and contributed to the broader resistance movements, with a particular focus on the strategic use of literature by the Giovani and others.

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



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Reading list

An up-to-date reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.