Polish Culture Studies
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Poola kultuurilugu
Course title in English
Polish Culture Studies
ECTS credits
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Course aims
Focus subject. To give an overview of features of Polish culture, its development and modern trends.
Brief description of the course
Polish folk culture. Folklore. Folk calendar holidays. Development of Polish nationality. Origin of Slav written language. Poland in the Middle Ages. Popular awakening. Art. Polish churches and monasteries. Archaeological monuments. Social-political organisation in Poland. National symbols. Poland in the 20th century. Overview of processes of Polish literature from ancient written language to this day. Polish romanticism, the example of A.Mickiewicz. Main issues in literature of the second half of the 19th century: E.Ozeszko, H.Sienkiewicz. Modernism in polish literature. Complex understanding of modern polish literature. Main trends and genres and their historical development. Influence of world literature on the creative work of Polish writers.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Have knowledge of Polish culture;
Acquired principal knowledge of the mainest Polish writers' works.
Lekt. Natalia Sindetskaja, PhD