General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Polish Literature in the European Context
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Katarzyna Szewczyk-Haake
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-PLE-I


Module aim (aims)

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

English skills at the B1 level


Course learning content:

Transitions in ideas, currents, trends and genres (eg. humanism, manierism, historicism, messianic, epic, irony, modernism, postmodernism…)   

Polish literature in the context of European literatures (the writer’s place in socjety, reception strategies, literary market)

Global literature in relations to the world’s history (literary works in relations to important historical events: the dusk of antiquity, Renaissance, the French Revolution and the industrial one, Napoleonic wars, the colonization and the decolonization, totalitarian regimes and the Holocaust, globalization processes…)  

The masterpieces of the world’s literaturę with their Polish translations and reception (eg. Oddysey, Hamlet, Faust, Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, The Magic Mountain)

Polish writers and their reception of foreign influences (np. Górnicki vs Castiglione; Kochanowski vs Horace; Morsztyn vs Marino; Krasicki vs Rousseau; Mickiewicz vs Goethe; Norwid vs Baudelaire; Komornicka vs Woolf; Berent vs Nietsche; Iwaszkiewicz vs Mann)

Reading list