School of Humanities

Slovene Literature III

This course is part of the programme:
Bachelor's study programme Slovene Studies (1st Level)

Objectives and competences

The students learn about the development of Slovenian literature, about the genres, themes in the period from 1919 to present time and are able to analyse and interprete the texts from this period.

Prerequisites

Succesful study is vertically connected with other subjects about literary history in the obligatory courses Slovene literature I and Slovene literature II. At the horizontal level the subject connects with other subjects considering literary history and criticism. It also connects with the subjects from the field of linguistics.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The students learn the specifics of Slovenian literature in the period from 1919 to present days. The survey includes the most important authors in this period and contextualise them in the history of European literature. The survey includes the problem of the literary periodization (expressionism, Slovene historical avantgards, social realism …), the relationship between social realism and New Objecitvity (»Neue Sachlichkeit«) in the thirties and relationship to the realism of the 19th century, socially committed literature (the problem of its artistic value) the survey of the contemporary Slovenian literature.

Intended learning outcomes

The students will also broaden their knowledge about the Slovenian authors, their works and concepts connected to Slovenian and world literature. They will be able to analyse literary works within the literary periods, currents, genres etc. and study connections between them.

Readings

  • Silvija Borovnik: Slovenska dramatika v drugi polovici 20. stoletja. Ljubljana: Slovenska matica 2005.
  • Zdislaw Darasz, Od moderne k ekspresionizmu, 1985.
  • Helga Glušič: Slovenska pripovedna proza v drugi polovici 20. stoletja. Ljubljana: SM, 2002.
  • Jože Koruza, Slovenska dramatika od začetkov do sodobnosti, 1997.
  • Janko Kos, Primerjalna zgodovina slovenske literature, 1987.
  • Janko Kos, Pregled slovenskega slovstva, 1992.
  • Matevž Kos, 2004a: Zadnji odcep na Parnasu. Matevž Kos (ur.): Mi se vrnemo zvečer: antologija mlade slovenske poezije 1990–2003. Ljubljana: Študentska založba (Knjižna zbirka Beletrina). 189–222.
  • Irena Novak Popov, 1999/2000: Slovenska poezija v devetdesetih letih. Jezik in slovstvo. 115–120.
  • Irena Novak Popov, 2003: Sprehodi po slovenski poeziji. Maribor: Študentska založba Litera.
  • Irena Novak Popov, 2010: Mlada slovenska poezija zadnjega desetletja. Alojzija Zupan Sosič (ur.): Sodobna slovenska književnost: (1980-2010). Ljubljana: Filozofska fakulteta, Oddelek za slovenistiko, Center za slovenščino kot drugi/tuji jezik. 179–185.
  • Boris Paternu, 2011: Kocbek med Pentagramom in Grozo. Edvard Kocbek: Mesec s kolobarjem. Ur. Boris Paternu idr. Ljubljana: MK. 57–74.
  • Jože Pogačnik, Slovenska književnost IV, 1998.
  • Jože Pogačnik idr., 2001: Slovenska književnost III. Ljubljana: DZS.
  • Denis Poniž: Slovenska lirika 1950–2000. Ljubljana: SM, 2001.
  • Janez Vrečko, Srečko Kosovel, slovenska zgodovinska avantgarda in zenitizem, 1986.
  • Franc Zadravec: Slovenski roman 20. stoletja. Murska Sobota: Pomurska založba – Ljubljana: ZIFF, 1997.
  • Franc Zadravec, Slovenska književnost III, 1998.
  • Slovenska književnost, Leksikoni CZ, 1996.
  • Obdobja v slovenskem jeziku, književnosti in kulturi – izbrana poglavja.
  • Slovenska književnost 1945–1965. Ljubljana: SM, 1967.
  • Slovenska književnost III. Ljubljana: DZS, 2001.

Assessment

Written exam, two colloqiums, oral presentation in the seminar. The seminar work and colloqiums are a prerequisite for students to be able to take the written exam.

Lecturer's references

IDr. Katja Mihurko Poniž is an Associate Professor in Literature and a dean of the School of Humanitis of the University of Nova Gorica. Her research interests include: new approaches in literary sciences (predominantly gender studies), intercultural contacts, literary geography, Slovenian drama. In the field of Slovenian literature research, her attention is devoted to the works of women writers.

MIHURKO PONIŽ, Katja. Labirinti ljubezni v slovenski književnosti od romantike do II. svetovne vojne, (Zbirka Sodobna družba, 2008, 20). Ljubljana: Sophia, 2008. V, 254 str. ISBN 978-961-6294-93-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 238032384]

MIHURKO PONIŽ, Katja. Nation and gender in the writings of Slovene women writers : 1848-1918. Aspasia, 2008, vol. 2, str. 28-43. [COBISS.SI-ID 931323]

MIHURKO PONIŽ, Katja. Tujci in tuje v romanih : Prišleki in Francoski testament. Dve domov.. [Tiskana izd.], 2010, [Št.] 31, str. 153-167. [COBISS.SI-ID 31567405]

MIHURKO PONIŽ, Katja. Die Macht der männlichen literarischen Eliten und ihr Einfluss auf der Kreativität der slowenischen Autorinnen. V: GIERZINGER, Georg (ur.), HÖLZL, Sylvia (ur.), RONEN, Christine (ur.). Spielformen der Macht : Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Macht im Rahmen junger slawistischer Forschung, (Conference Series). 1. Auf. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2011, str. 377-393.

MIHURKO PONIŽ, Katja. El primero al Sol reina, al otro la oscuridad : la dialogicidad como principio fundamental de la creación en Scheherezade de Ivo Svetina. V: SVETINA, Ivo. Scheherezade : una ópera occidental-oriental, 1988, (Litterae Slovenicae, 2009, 5). Ljubljana: Slovene Writers’ Association: = Društvo slovenskih pisateljev: = Asociación de Escritores Eslovenos, 2009, str. 59-68. [COBISS.SI-ID 1493499]

University course code: 1SI302

Year of study: 3

Semester: 1

Course principal:

Lecturer:

Assistant:

ECTS: 9

Workload:

  • Lectures: 45 hours
  • Exercises: 45 hours
  • Individual work: 180 hours

Course type: obligatory

Languages: slovene

Learning and teaching methods:
lectures guided discussion seminar (students interprete and analyse texts and discuss them with other participants) presentation of the seminar work and discussion reading of the selected works