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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Spring 2009


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44715 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
CAL 323

Course Description

This course is a survey of nineteenth and twentieth century women's prose and poetry as well as cultural and literary theory from Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Serbia. We will place these works in conversation with those written by men from the same countries as well as with those written by "Western" women.

Grading Policy

Attendance and participation 10% Blackboard discussion 10% In-class presentation 10% Two shorter critical papers (4-6 pages) 20% each Longer research paper (8-10 pages) 30%


(BOOKS) Durova, The Cavalry Maiden Pavlova, Double Life Kovalevskaia, Nihilist Girl Kollontai, Love of Worker Bees Tolstaya, White Walls: Collected Stories Szymborska: View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems Drakulic, How we Survived Communism and Even Laughed du Plessix Gray, Soviet Women: Walking the Tightrope (COURSE PACKET) Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva, poetry Nemcova, Grandmother Maksimovic, Perun's Descendants Kristeva, Women's Time


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