Spring 2017 - HS 303 D200

Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4)

Reflections on Civil Wars

Class Number: 8875

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SECB 1010, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The study of issues related to Hellenic Studies not offered in regular courses.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines literary works based on 20th c. European civil wars. It succinctly surveys the Spanish, Greek and Yugoslav civil wars by initially making references to the historical background in order to study literary works emerging from different national contexts with a focus on an individual’s reflection on civil war. It subsequently addresses themes that emerge from this examination, e.g. gender, identity, culture, nation, sameness/difference, memory, fact and fiction. In the process, references and comparisons are made to artistic and filmic representations of civil war in the given cultural contexts.

Grading

  • Participation 10%
  • Presentation 15%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Term Paper 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Hemingway, E. Scribner. For Whom The Bell Tolls. 1995.

Orwell, G. Penguin Books. Homage to Catalonia. 2000.

Kazantzakis, N. Faber Inc. The Fratricides. 1985. (available online)

Todorovic, D. Random House. The Book of Revenge: A Blues for Yugoslavia. 2006.

Sacco, J. Fantagraphics Books. Safe area GoraĹžde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995. 2000.

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