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as of 11/28/2020

BELGIUM: A EUROPEAN CULTURAL HISTORY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Belgium - IFE, Brussels - 'Field Research & Internship, Brussels'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Comparative Literature
Number & Suffix: 124
Full UC Title: BELGIUM: A EUROPEAN CULTURAL HISTORY 
Transcript Title: BELGIUM:EUR CULTURE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The aim of this course is to allow students to discover all the complexity inherent in Belgian culture and literature. Though difficult, if not impossible, to define, Belgian literature offers a remarkable testimony to the efforts of the greatest writers of this country to place themselves in a position to fill a lack of identity, sometimes by differentiating themselves and sometimes by assimilating in the face of French literature. However, while the issue of identity will play an important role throughout this course, another, equally crucial one will also be addressed: the “social question” in Belgium. As a result, a large part of the course will revolve around the links between socialism and literature. Ultimately, this course will approach Belgian literature from different perspectives: . Historical, literary, comparative: it is impossible to grasp the main themes of Belgian culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries without knowing the different literary movements which succeeded one another in Belgium as in France, and without studying their respective influences. . Political and ideological: although art for art’s sake has had a decisive impact on literature, it is important not to downplay the importance and influence of Socialism in the literary domain - particularly in Belgium. . Interdisciplinary: we will see how the influence of the literary landscape is reflected in other artistic fields such as Belgian comics, songs and even cinema. 
Language of Instruction: French
 
Partner Title: BELGIUM: A EUROPEAN CULTURAL HISTORY 
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