Scandanavian 590

Autumn Quarter

Special Topics in Scandanavian Literature
Guntis Smidchens
M/W 1:30-3:20
SLN: 19832

This course explores the history of singing traditions in the Baltic. We aim to reconstruct a historical and cultural context for the “Singing Revolution,” the nonviolent movement for the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1988-1991.

Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Scandanavian Literature
Guntis Smidchens
M/T/W/Th 11:30-12:20
SLN: 18662

This course explores the history of singing traditions in the Baltic. We aim to reconstruct a historical and cultural context for the “Singing Revolution,” the nonviolent movement for the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1988-1991. Learn about the history of singing traditions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Learn about 150 songs that shaped the Baltic national cultures Write three short essays about the relation between songs and politics