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

Fall 2005

SLA 324 • [Balkan] Nationalism in Lit and Film - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45305 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PAR 208

Course Description

This course will rely on literary sources and films to complement the study of Balkan national movements between 1900 and 2000. Focus will be on Romania, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia. Balkan writers and film makers offer interesting interpretations of the ethnic mix and social climate of the region before and after events that produced major political changes. Important minority groups (Roma, Vlachs, Kosovars) will also be discussed in class.

Grading Policy

(Sep 20, Oct 11, Nov 8) Three short papers (3 pages) 30% (Oct 20) Midterm 20% (Dec 6) Longer paper (7 pages) 20% Final 20% Active class participation 10%

* The first short paper will be on an article by Bernard Lewis, "I'm Right, Your Wrong, Go to Hell!" Reread it at he end of the semester to see if your thinking on the problems he touches have changed. * One short paper may be on any film reserved for the course and viewed in the UGL. * One short paper may be on any novel approved by the instructor. **The longer paper may be on a topic approved by the instructor. Students are encouraged but not required to present their final paper in class.


Misha Glenny, The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-1999 Brian Hall, The Impossible Country Additional articles will be made available for purchase (Speedway Printing)


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