Polish Literature 1, 2

  1. General overview of the history of Polish literature from the earliest written records to contemporary literature. Review of historical events and socio-political conditions that influenced the development of literature. Influences of religion, philosophy and contemporary literary trends in Europe on Polish literature. Overview of the most prominent Polish artists and their impact on the further development of Polish literature. Comparative study of the works of authors from different eras, working mostly with Macedonian translation: selected works of Adam Mickiewicz and Juliusz Słowacki selected novels of Henryk Sienkiewicz and Boleslav Preuss, selected works of psychological prose of Witold Gombrowicz and Bruno Schulz, selected works of Jerzy Andrzejewski and Czeslaw Milosz as representatives of the modern post-war literature and the foremost modern poets: Wislawa Szymborska, Tadeusz Rozewicz and Zbigniew Herbert.
  2. Romanticism. Genres and literary types occurring in Polish art in this period. Life and poetic work of Adam Mickiewicz and  Juliusz Słowacki, their rivalries and philosophical views of life expressed their in their works. Dramatic works of Aleksander Fredro and Zygmunt Krasiński. Ciprian Camille Norvid as outcast of romanticism. The second generation of romantics, after crushing the November Uprising. Influence of Romantic poetry on the work of generations of literary writers. Prose works of J. Krashevski and prose literary form “gawęda szlachecka”.