General information

Course type AMUPIE
Language English
Module lecturer dr Anna Roter-Bourkane
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position starszy wykładowca
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-GPC


Module aim (aims)

The 19th century was a very particular time in Polish history and literature: it was the time in which a number of best Polish books were written, both poetry and prose. Those books still have a major influence on Polish life: tradition, art, modern literature and everyday life. During this lecture students will be able to get the basic knowledge not only about those books, but also about the influence on today’s Polish life in its variety.

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


Week 1 A short outline of Polish Literature in 19th centuryWeek 2 When does romanticism start in Poland and why? – “Ballady i romanse” by A. MickiewiczWeek 3 “Pan Tadeusz” – “Polish Bible”Week 4 “Pan Tadeusz” – “Polish Bible”Week 5 An influence that man can’t predict – “Dziady” by A. MickiewiczWeek 6 What happens, when Polish poet constantly reads Shakespeare’s plays? “Balladyna” by J. SłowackiWeek 7 Tragic man in the tragic times – C. K. Norwid and his poetry.Week 8 Polish missaliance – “Nad Niemnem” by E. OrzeszkowaWeek 9 Why do Polish people love his stories so much? – selected books by H. SienkiewiczWeek 10 The greatest Polish novel: “Lalka” by B. PrusWeek 11 The greatest Polish novel: “Lalka” by B. PrusWeek 12 Polish country in 19th century – “Chłopi” by W.S. ReymontWeek 13 Three friends and a business – how growing capital ruled the Polish life in 19th century – “Ziemia obiecana” by W. S. ReymontWeek 14 Summa of Polish nature – “Wesele” by S. WyspiańskiWeek 15 Summa of Polish nature – “Wesele” by S. Wyspiański - test

Reading list

(The appropriate parts of selected books will be provided by the teacher)