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Polish Studies at Connecticut College
Founded in 1911, Connecticut College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college which offers more than 1000 courses in 27 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs, and 65 traditional majors, plus opportunities for self-designed courses of study. Approximately 50 percent of the student body studies abroad at some point during their four years. Average enrollment is 1,600 undergraduates.
- GOV 000 The Politics of
- COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will examine the diverse social and political responses to communist oppression across Eastern Europe (1948-89), and the impact of the communist legacy on attempts to move toward capitalist democracy and full membership in the community of European nations.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jane Dawson
- RUSSIAN 310 Polish Literature: Texts and Contexts @
- COURSE DESCRIPTION: (in Polish) In the course, which is taught in Polish, explores the most influential Polish literary texts from the Renaissance to the present. Authors include Kochanowski, Mickiewicz, Slowacki, Krasinski, Sienkiewicz, Tuwim, Pawlikowska, Gombrowicz, Milosz, and Szymborska. Particular emphasis is given to experimentation with language in various historical periods. (Open to students with native or near-native command of Polish.)
- RUSSIAN 360 Nabokov @
- COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course covers the most acclaimed and influential novels of Vladimir Nabokov, along with the seminal works of his Polish contemporary, Witold Gombrowicz. As artists, Nabokov and Gombrowicz were always experimental, creating literary works whose formal innovations bridge the gap between modernism and postmodernism. As thinkers, they were remarkably consistent, reiterating throughout their careers core sets of concepts and values about literature, art and life. But as Gombrowicz maintains, ideas cannot exist in a vacuum; they have meaning only in relation to other ideas. The depth of Nabokov's and Gombrowicz's views becomes evident through their contrast.
As émigré writers, both Nabokov and Gombrowicz were highly conscious of their respective (Russian and Polish) literary heritages and their own place in–and outside of–those literary traditions. Topics to be covered include emigration, bilingualism, national literary traditions, existentialism, and autobiography.
- Dawson, Jane , Virginia Eason Weinmann '51 Associate Professor of Government, Connecticut College @
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
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MAJOR INTERESTS: Comparative environmental politics; Post-Soviet and East European politics; transitions to democracy; comparative social movements; nationalism.
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
- Lanoux, Andrea , Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies, Connecticut College
- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
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MAJOR INTERESTS: Russian and Polish literature
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP: