Universität Wien FIND

480092 PS Introductory Seminar on Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Literature (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 48 - Slawistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will take place online.

Monday 04.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 11.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 18.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 08.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 22.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 29.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 06.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 13.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 10.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 17.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 24.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 31.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In order to prepare participants for writing their first individual term paper, we will repeat various methods of literary analysis and apply them to canonical texts of Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian literatures. These include narratology and structuralism, psychoanalytic text readings, concepts from postcolonial and gender studies etc. We will work together on pieces of early and newer literature, taking into account epical, lyrical and dramatic texts.

This semester we will focus on “the motif of the journey”. After an introduction to this topic the students give group presentations, applying the methods revised together to selected texts. With the help of their supervisor every student develops his/her own research question and hands in a seminary paper on the same topic.

Teaching language is German. Depending on the language level of the participants, primary sources will be read in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian or bilingually.

Assessment and permitted materials

written (term paper) and oral (presentation and participation in the discussions)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- regular attendance (not more than 3 absences) and participation in the discussions
- analytic presentation of one text (in groups)
- developing an individual research question and finalising the term paper
- submitting homework on time
- submitting the term paper until February 15

Examination topics

The course is continuously assessed taking into account the tasks listed above.

Reading list

To be announced on Moodle.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:29