Units of Study

EUST2605 - Europe: Literature and Dictatorship

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Morgan


Europe: Literature and Dictatorship focuses on aspects of literature, culture, and the public sphere in the twentieth-century socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe. Literature played an important role - both clandestinely and as a public institution - under socialism. However literary texts cannot be separated from wider issues of politics, culture, and society. Hence attention will be paid to the role of the intelligentsias, to censorship, and to problems of dissidence and free expression in authoritarian, closed, and totalitarian societies.


1x500wd assignment (15%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1-hr exam (20%), class participation (15%)


1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


18 Junior credit points from Part A of the Table of Units of Study

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