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480106 KO Colloquium on Regional and Cultural Studies (2020W)

Bulgaria - between the Orient and the Occident

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

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Ab dem 3. November 2020 findet der Unterricht in digitaler Form statt.

Friday 02.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 09.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 16.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 23.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 30.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 06.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 13.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 20.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 27.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 04.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 11.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 18.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 08.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 15.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 22.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26
Friday 29.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-26

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In the course of time, in fields such as history, sociology, cultural studies, and not least in literature – the sublime idea about Bulgaria has established itself as a crossroad, a cultural synthesis between East and West. As its effective counterpoint, however, the idea of division and disaffiliation, not infrequently even of the invisibility and facelessness of this geographical and cultural space is gaining the upper hand. Perhaps this explains why Bulgaria very often appears indefinable in an international context, as an intermediate or anteroom. Nowadays, despite its membership in the EU, Bulgaria is classified as part of the former Eastern Bloc or the Balkan countries, and such classifications are burdened with rather negative connotation.
The task of the course will be to explore and discuss the complete contradiction of this intermediate position, to explore and argue it geographically, historically-culturally, politically. Due to key events in the older and more recent Bulgarian history, political constraints and elections, as well as the current situation at the moment, the terms Orient and West open up their relativity and cannot always serve as reliable descriptive instruments. The course also deals with questions such as how the image of Bulgaria in public space changes over the decades, how the accents are placed on it, and how one could speculate with the different images of Bulgaria, according to the different political situations.
The course will be held on site.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation of a paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Special knowledge of Bulgaria and active participation in the discussions.

Examination topics

The problems of the presented paper.

Reading list

Georg Kunzer. Bulgarien. Gotha, 1919;
Richard Busch-Lautner. Bulgarien. Leipzig, 1943;
Weiß Helmut. Bulgarien. Köln, 1953;
Christo Ognjanov. Bulgarien. Nürnberg, 1967;
Manfred Scharf. Bulgarien. Wien, 1996;
Mirela Ivanova/Gabi Tiemann. Bulgarien. Heidelberg, 2008;

Association in the course directory

B-51-B

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