Class meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM online in Quercus.
|Instructor:||Maxim Tarnawsky||121 St. Joseph St.||Alumni Hall 403|
|Schedule of Class Meetings|
|Week 1. Tue||Sept 15||Introduction. History, Myth, Fiction. Visual images. History of Galicia||Norman Davies. "Galicia: Kingdom of the Naked and Starving (1773–1918)." Excerpt from Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe, New York: Penguin Books, 2011, pp. 449–81.|
|Week 2. Tue||Sept 22||Industry comes to the provinces||Ivan. Franko. Boa Constrictor|
|Week 3. Tue||Sept 29||Sex, Women, and strange geography||Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. “Don Juan of Kolomea,” and “The Man Who Re-Enlisted.” (Love. The Legacy of Cain. pp. 16–117)|
|Week 4. Tue||Oct 6||The unusual people who live here. Hutsuls and others|
Assignment 1 due.
|Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi, “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”; Vasyl Stefanyk, “The Stone Cross,” “The Recruit's Farewell,” and “Maple Leaves.” (The Stone Cross, pp. 19–32; 89–97)|
|Week 5. Tue||Oct 13||How does Galicia fit into Austria?||Karl Emil Franzos, “The Shylok of Barnow”; Joseph Roth. “Strawberries,” “The Bust of the Emperor” chapter 9 and 11 from The Radetzky March.|
|Week 6. Tue||Oct 20||If it's strange, it must be art!||Bruno Shulz. Collected Stories. Read all the stories in Cinnamon Shops pp. 1–80 as well as the story “The Sanatorium Under the Hourglass”, pp. 185–204.|
|Week 7. Tue||Oct 27||Were Jews in Galicia modern or old fashioned?|
Assignment 2 due.
|S.Y Agnon. A Simple Tale Read at least chapters 1–20.|
|Week 8. Tue||Nov 3||Western Galicia is a product of Polish history.||Stanislaw Wyspianski, "The Wedding"|
|Nov 10||No Class!||November pause!|
|Week 9. Tue||Nov 17||An unusual place means a complex society.||Ivan Franko. “The Cutthroats,” “The Involuntary Hero.”|
|Week 10. Tue||Nov 24||Complexity begins in the minds of individuals|
Assignment 3 due.
|Yuri Vynnychuk. Tango of Death|
|Week 11. Tue||Dec 1||How is western Galicia different today?||Andrzej Stasiuk. Tales of Galicia|
|Week 12. Tue||Dec 8||It's all about remembering!|
|Stanislaw Lem. Highcastle. Józef Wittlin. My Lwów. excerpts. Johann Georg Kohl. “Lemberg”
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