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SLA2070 - Polish Studies 7

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Millicent Vladiv-Glover


Not offered in 2007


Language: Advanced study through literary and official texts of the nowomowa ('new speech') which characterises postwar Polish usage. Analysis of the stylistics of contemporary Polish political, economic and cultural discourses. Advanced translation. (2) Literature and society: Polish Modernism through dramatic, poetic, novelistic and artistic tests, studies against the backdrop of fin-de-siecle cultural movements in Poland and Eastern Europe. Contemporary Polish drama, fiction and film in the context of East European Postmodernism.


On completion of the course, students

  1. will be able to distinguish different types of contemporary Polish cultural discourses (political, economic, artistic);
  2. be able to translate different discourse types into English;
  3. have a command of the major trends in Polish Modernism and
  4. an acquaintance with Polish post-war cinema.


Language Test (1 hour): 30%
Written work (1000 words): 20%
Literature and society essay (2500 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures) per week


SLA1050, SLA1060