Course code LitZ4052
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 student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses LitZ4052: General Literature IV (XXth Century)
Course annotation
Objectives: 1) understanding of the history of the world literary t in the XX century; 2) quest or the contemporary imagery and poetics 3) interaction of philosophy, ideology, reality and literature.

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 paradigms.

Course plan
1.Creative thinking and literature in XX CenturyL2
2.Modernism and avantegarde.L2
3.Concept of human in modernism; quest for new poetics in prose and poetryL6
4.Literature in the interwar period; intelectual humanistsL2
5.Litereature of the „lost generation”L2
6.Literature and ideologies; socail responsibility of the artist; totalitarism. Antitotalitarism; utopies/antiutopiesL2
7. Sexuality and sensuality in the literature of modernismL2
8.Existencialism and literatureL2
9.Literature of absurdityL2
10.Beat generation and it’s literatureL2
11.Latin-amaerican magic realismL4
12.Literature and postmodernismL4

Requirements for obtaining credit points
1)3 written tests – each 20 % (total 60%).
3)An oral exam – 40 %.
Study programmes Baltic Philology