Special Topics: Galicia in History and Imagination

History 100.003

Spring 2013
Section: 
003
Instructor: 
Instructor: 
Elaine Tennant
Location: 
282 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
TuTh 930-11
CCN: 
39282
Units: 
4

This course is crosslisted with Slavic 157.001 and German 179.001.

The course looks at Galicia as the homeland of Ukrainians, Poles, Austrians, and Jews, tracing its development from the late eighteenth century, when it was a province on the map, throughout the post-communist period, when Galicia has become a site of memory for all the communities that once were neighbors there. Texts include historiography (Larry Wolff, Timothy Snyder), literature (Joseph Roth, Leopold von Sacher Masoch, Karl Emil Franzos, Stanislaw Wyspianski, Bruno Schulz, Gregor von Rezzori, Pawel Huelle, Yuri Andrukhovych), and film (István Szabó's Colonel Redl) chosen to represent the various ethnicities that have called themselves Galician and cover the period from ca. 1795 to the present.