New Course About Post-Socialist Nationalisms


Thirty years have passed since the Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin Wall fell. It has been a period of upheaval in many ways, but one development is clear in many of the countries that constituted the former Eastern Bloc. Nationalism in different shapes has become an important part of the self-image. In the new course “Post-Socialist Nationalisms in Literature, Film and Art” you can learn more about how nationalism has taken form.

The course focuses on the cultural manifestations of nationalism in literature, film and art, how they have appeared and developed in Bulgaria, Poland, Russia and other countries in the Eastern Bloc, as well as former Yugoslavia, after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“You can see both similarities and differences between the creation of identity in these countries after the fall of the Berlin Wall” says Maria Engström, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and course tutor. “In the course, we use theories about nations, national identity and nationalism, from a transnational and global perspective, as a tool for the students to critically understand how the policies, the societies and the culture have developed in the different countries.”

The course is internet-based and composed of seminars. To enter the course you need fulfilled requirements for a bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences or 90 credits in any main field of study in humanities or social sciences, including independent work.

N.B. The course is given in Swedish. 

You can make a late application for the course from 15 December 2020.

The course “Post-Socialist Nationalisms in Literature, Film and Art” in the course catalog.


Last modified: 2021-09-14