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ROMN 420 A: Romanian Literature, Art, And Film: One Century Of Cultural Transformations

Peles Castle in Romania
Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
LOW 101
Joint Sections: 
C LIT 371 A, CHID 498 C
Otilia Baraboi
Otilia Baraboi
Ileana Marin
Ileana Marin

Additional Details:

Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this course focuses on Romania's major contributions to world cultural heritage in literature, arts, and film, while providing social, political, and ideological background for the works and authors discussed. No knowledge of Romanian is required.

Initiated by two dedicated scholars, Otilia Baraboi and Ileana Marin, Romania Transformed is funded by the American Romanian Cultural Society, a nonprofit that promotes Romanian language and culture in the Pacific Northwest. The tuition fees from the Romanian in the High School program and part of the campaign for the Romanian Film Festival, alongside private donors, make this course possible.

Catalog Description: 
Situated at the border between the East and West, Romania embodies the co-existence of cultural paradoxes informing major artistic trends and ideologies during the last 100 years. The course investigates the roots of surrealism, dadaism, theatre of the absurd, as well as practices of resistance against totalitarian regimes, and women's roles in forging a new democratic society. The students will learn about New Romanian Cinema and will have the unique possibility to attend the 6th edition of the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle at SIFF Cinema Uptown (November 15-17) and meet with Romanian film directors and actors. Taught in English, no knowledge of Romanian is required.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
May 26, 2020 - 6:07pm