Course code LitZ3129
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
4 6 64 32 32 96
E-courses LitZ3129: History of Latvian Literature (1945-2000)
Course annotation The aim of the study subject is to privide the student with a cerain amaunt of knowledge on historical being of Latvia and its reflection in various gendres of writing. Most important questions under discussion there are: 1) creativity, writing and totalitarian regime, text and censorship, 2) the formation of two different ideologies and literary traditions: soviet and exile Latvian literatures, 3) national tradition and influences of the modern trends of world literature, 4) analyses and interpretation of most important texts written by outstanding Latvian writers living in Soviet Latvia during hegemony of Socialist realism( A. Upīts, V.Lācis, J.Sudrabkalns, A.Čaks, M.Ķempe etc.) and after the "thaw" (A.Bels, M.Zariņš, R.Ezera, I.Ziedonis, O.Vācietis); 5) literature in transition, postmodern and/or postsoviet body of Latvian literature. The course introduces to phenomenon of exil and its influence to the process of Latvian literature.
Results Knowledge of the terminology of modern/ postmodern; comprehension of regularity in the process of the development of literature in the XX century; ability to analyse Latvian literature in the context of the wetsern paradigmes.
Course plan 1. Latvian literature and the WWII L2, S2
2. Exile literature: general characterization; Exile memoirs L2, S2
3. Exile poetry L4, S4
4. Exile prose L4, S4
5. Exile drama L2, S2
6. Literature of socialistic realism L2, S2
7. Prose in Latvia, 60.-80ties L4, S4
8. Poetry in Latvia, 60.-80ties L4, S4
9. Drama in Latvia, 60.-80ties L4, S4
10. Literature, depprtation and GULAG L2, S2
11. Tendences of the literary process in 70.-90.ties L2, S2

Requirements for obtaining credit points Completion of the tasks during the seminars.
Paper - 50%.
A written exam – 50%.
Study programmes Baltic Philology