Balkan Identities focuses on the development of the Balkan nations as a geopolitical space in the broader context of Europe. The social, religious, cultural, and political identities of the Balkan peninsula are studied with reference to the effects of Ottoman occupation as the primary defining influence into the 20th century. Literature and film are used as the primary means of understanding the main issues of ethnic and national identities over this period. The formation of the Republic of Yugoslavia and its disintegration in the wars of the 1990s are studied with reference to contemporary source documents.
|Academic unit||European Studies|
|12 credit points at 2000 level in the European Studies or in French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies or Italian Studies or Modern Greek or Spanish and Latin American Studies or Classical Hebrew or Modern Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation Thought and Culture or Arabic Language and Cultures or International and Comparative Literary Studies or English|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.