Literature of a selected Slavic or East European country or countries in cultural and historical context; may include film, drama, art, music, and other media. Taught in English. May be repeated with topic change. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 245 except by permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs. GE lit course, GE diversity global studies course. Class Notes: Modern Polish culture is a product of the traditional division between high and `low? culture. Therefore, we shall read classics of Polish literature, on the one hand, and delve into popular culture, on the other. What do the two have in common? A key question posed by the course is that of Polishness?a Polish identity that persists throughout the centuries and across genres. The course examines not only literature, but also art, classical music, film, posters, rock music, and other forms of today?s pop culture. Authors in the readings list include Szymborska, Milosz, Prus, Sienkiewicz, Schulz, and others.