If you are still planning your Spring 2017 schedule, consider the exciting literature course: Contemporary Central and Eastern European Literature: from Kafka to Kundera.
Central Europe is a land of stories of different nations, cultures and people. Explore the complex developments of this region as depicted in works of its most famous writers: Kafka, Hrabal, Kundera or Havel. Individual classes will focus on questions of identity, dissent and exile, or irony and humor. The idea of this course is not to bring a full and detailed picture of modern and contemporary Central and East European literature, but rather to take advantage of the unique occasion and offer students a more focused view. The larger cultural context includes the political role of art and literature in Czech history, language, religion, social and national currents and crosscurrents, as well as its Central and East European dimension.