Course: Culture of Eastern European Countries

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Course title Culture of Eastern European Countries
Course code KAP/KUVE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šanc David, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Baštář Leichtová Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Lupták Burzová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Brozman Dušan, M.A.
Course content
1. Development of East European art and culture 2. Development of Russian culture and art 3. Development of Avant-garde in the 1910s and 1920s 4. Culture and art in propaganda and politics 5. Art in the 1960s - 1980s in Eastern Europe 6. Key figures in the 20th century coming from Eastern Europe (Brancusi, Kupka, Kandinsky) 7. Impact of East European art in the West since WW II 8. Eastern vs Western art - similarities and differences

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will have basic knowledge of the culture and art in Eastern Europe. They will be able to: - identify basic features of easter-European coltural area and to define them - identify characteristics of particular cultural areas within eastern-European area, compare them and contextualize them (cultural, linguistic, societal and political contexts) - analyze works by major figures of eastern-European cultural region, to identify their specific features and classify them
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Barghoorn, F. C. - Firedrich, P. W. Cultural Relations and Soviet Foreign Policy. World Politics, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Apr., 1956), pp. 323-344Frederick C. Barghoorn: Soviet Cultural Diplomacy since Stalin.. Russian Review, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan., 1958), pp. 41-55.
  • Deltcheva, R. New Tendencies in Post-Totalitarian Bulgaria: Mass Culture and the Media.. Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Mar., 1996), pp. 305-315.
  • Dobujinsky, M. V. The St. Petersburg Renaissance.. Russian Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Autumn, 1942), pp. 46-59.
  • Egbert, D. D. Politics and the Arts in Communist Bulgaria.. Slavic Review, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Jun., 1967), pp. 204-216.
  • Grover, S. R. The World of Art Movement in Russia.. Russian Review, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan., 1973), pp. 28-42.
  • Keller, H. H. Art and Culture.. The Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 31, Thirtieth Anniversary Issue (1987), pp. 165-175.
  • Lewin, P. Polish-Ukrainian-Russian Literary Relations of the Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries: New Approaches.. The Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Autumn, 1980), pp. 256-269.
  • Lyubimov, L. D. The Art of the Ancient Rus. Moscow, 1996.
  • Olszewski, A. K. Polish Art and Architecture 1890-1980.. The World Art Group., 1985.
  • Paikert, G. C. Hungarian Foreign Policy in Intercultural Relations, 1919-1944.. American Slavic and East European Review, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb., 1952), pp. 42-65.
  • Zachwatowicz, J. Polish Architecture. Arkady, 1967.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer