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This course invites participants to discover modern Poland from many perspectives: from historical experience to cultural tradition and artistic innovation. Topics covered include the complex memories of the Second World War, the communist period and the migratory experience, the Jewish and Turkic influences that enrich Poland’s culture, the country’s folk traditions and its cutting-edge experimental art. Along the way, it examines the work of a wide variety of internationally renowned Polish artists, from the theatrical revolutionaries Grotowski and Kantor to the Oscar-winning filmmakers Wajda and Polański. The course is intended for a wide audience with a general interest in the countries of Eastern Europe and Poland in particular. The sessions are delivered in English by staff of Trinity College and special guest lecturers.

How to Apply

Application forms are available from the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies either in hardcopy or electronic form ( The completed application form accompanied by payment in the form of a personal cheque, postal money order or bank draft, payable to Trinity College no. 1 account.

Contact Information

The Executive Officer, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Room 5045, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 896 1896, email:


10 lectures – €120, payable in advance (by 21 September 2012). The fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced.

A concession rate (€100 per term) is available to Trinity College Dublin undergraduate and postgraduate students. The number of concession rate places in any given class is restricted to twenty per cent. Payment must accompany applications.

Time and Place

Mondays, 6.30pm – 8pm, in room TBA, Trinity College, Dublin 2.


Teaching in commences on Monday, 1 October 2012 and concludes on Monday, 17 December 2012.

There is a one week break during the term (5-9 November 2012) when no classes will take place. No classes will take place on Bank Holiday, 29 October 2012.

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