CZECH REPUBLIC – GO225: Writers Against the State: Reading the Political Novel in Prague

Reveals the role of literature as a form of political protest in a city with a rich tradition of writers against the state: Prague, Czech Republic. Students will read, discuss, and write about major Czech literary artists such as Milan Kundera and Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the 1989 Velvet Revolution against communism. Classes will be combined with excursions to local sites relevant to the course material, such as the Vaclav Havel Library, Café Slavia, and Pankrac Prison.

Instructor: Milan Babik (mbabik@colby.edu)

Info Session: Friday, 9/15 @ 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Diamond 142