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Spring 2019 Comparative Literature: South Slavic GU4101 section 001
BALKAN AS A METAPHOR

Call Number 11547
Day & Time
Location
M 6:10pm-8:00pm
507 Philosophy Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Aleksandar Boskovic
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This seminar for graduate and advanced undergraduate students has two main objectives. First, it is to critically assess competing and conflicting conceptions of the Balkans, Balkanism, and Balkanization. Second, it engages with border studies, a vast and thriving field that makes sense of widely different and constantly changing definitions of the border. The course’s case studies focus on the region of the former Yugoslavia across the disciplines currently recognized as the humanities and social sciences. We will examine what those disciplinary borders do to the different types of borders we have chosen to analyze. We will discuss the concepts of copy and imitation in relation to Balkan arts and politics in the contemporary globalized world. We will explore documentary film and performance art representations of how refugees, migrant minorities, and borderline populations counter marginalizations and trauma.
Web Site Vergil
Department Slavic Languages
Enrollment 11 students (12 max) as of 12:06AM Friday, January 18, 2019
Subject Comparative Literature: South Slavic
Number GU4101
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191CLSS4101W001

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