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The Modern Balkans through Literature and Film

HIST 356
Ferizaj Madhe Mosque and St Uros Cathedral

History of the creation and development of the independent Balkan states during the 19th and 20th centuries. Special attention is given to Balkan nationalism, its roots, evolution and various manifestations. Other topics cover the modernization of the rural societies, ethnic conflict and/or accommodation, inter-Balkan relations, and the role of the great powers. Finally, a close look will be taken on contemporary developments in the Balkans, especially the Yugoslav crisis, the fall of communism and post-communist development. By discussing fictional work and films by Balkan authors, students will be introduced to the intellectual production of the region.

11:00 am - 12:20 pm, 111 Gregory Hall

Instructor: Stefan Djordjevic