(in Polish) Renesans bengalski 3600-IN-RB-OW(Z)
The course is focused on the problems of literature, philosophy and religion, history and social issues of Bengal, particulary in Kolkata.The aim is to present cultural situation of 19th century Kolkata.
The course is focused on the problems of literature, philosophy and religion, history, and social issues of Bengal, particularly in Kolkata. The aim is to present the cultural situation of 19th century Kolkata.
Type of course
has in-depth and detailed knowledge (including terminology, theory and methodology) in literary studies or linguistic studies or philosophy and religion studies or history
has extended knowledge of particular problems pertaining to the cultures of the Orient or Africa (within the scope of culture and literature or language or philosophy and religion or history and socio-political issues) in a comparative perspective
has extended knowledge of particular problems pertaining to the culture of South Asia (within the scope of culture and literature or language or philosophy and religion or history and socio-political issues)
has detailed knowledge pertaining to the state of research on chosen issues related to South Asia as well as in-depth knowledge of research centres in Poland and all over the world
knows and understands advanced analysis and interpretation methods of various products of culture of South Asia, characteristic of chosen traditions, theories, research schools within the scope of linguistics or literary and cultural studies or philosophy and religion studies or history
knows and understands the local academic tradition (methods of analysis, interpretation and evaluation) in the context of South Asia
demonstrates good grasp of contemporary cultural life of South Asia
has wide and profound knowledge of the structures and social relations as well as socio-cultural behaviours of South Asia in the scope conditioning professional social and intercultural verbal communication
knows and understands the rules of copyright and intellectual property management
can search for, analyze, evaluate and use information from different sources and can form critical judgement on its basis
can read, analyze and interpret advanced literary texts and other works of culture (film, press, social writing) of South Asia and appropriately place them in their cultural context
can compare and thoroughly analyze interrelations between chosen literary texts and other works of culture (film, press, social writing) of South Asia and the issues within the scope of tradition and modern times
can evaluate, select and explain most important products of contemporary culture in South Asia
has superior skill in substantive argumentation with the use of other authors’ views
understands the need to learn all one’s life, can inspire and organize other people’s process of learning
can actively cooperate and work in a group as well as forge relationships and build social relations
can set appropriate goals and ways to achieve them in the context of academic, professional and social activity
is open to new ideas and trends as well as cultural diversity
has awareness of the differences stemming from cultural, religious and philosophical variety and their influence on shaping social and political attitudes as well as economic processes
understands responsibility and ethical issues that come with imparting knowledge of South Asia
understands and appreciates the value of tradition and cultural heritage of one’s own country and of South Asia
can see the need to enrich one’s own tradition by adding positive philosophical, social and cultural values of South Asia, treats cultural synergy as an added value
actively acts in aid of mutual understanding and effective intercultural communication, cultural and economic cooperation, domestic contacts and ones in South Asia
actively acts in aid of sharing and promoting cultural heritage and most important products of contemporary culture in South Asia
Attendance at classes (2 unexcused absences are allowed and 2 excused absences are allowed)
Activity in the classroom
Course - Grading
Seminar - Grading
A. Barua, The Brahmo Samaj and Its Vaiṣṇava Milieus.
Brian A. Hatcher, Bourgeois Hinduism, or the Faith of the Modern Vedantists.
S. Bandyopadhyay, Caste, Culture and Hegemony. Social Dominance in Colonial Bengal.
T. Bhattacharya, The Sentinels of Culture.
S. Sen, The History of Bengali Literature.
S. Sarkar, On the Bengal Renaissance.
R. Sen, Birth of a Colonial City: Calcutta.
S. Chaudhuri, Calcutta, The Living City, t. 1 i 2.
S. Banerjee, The Wicked City: Crime and Punishment in Colonial Calcutta
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