Instructor: Vjeran Pavlakovic Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Smith 103A Office Phone:
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30-11:20,
The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the history Yugoslavia through a variety of readings, including monographs, fiction, primary source documents, and travel accounts by westerners. In the last decade dozens of books have been written on the history of this turbulent region in south eastern Europe, and it would be impossible to comprehensively cover the literature now available. Nevertheless, the primary focus of the course will be on readings, and this is reflected by the rather heavy reading load for each week. I understand that a careful reading of all of the material will be difficult, so I have listed the readings in the order of greatest priority first; in other words, you should focus most of your attention on the articles in the course packet (CP), while skimming over sections of the Lampe book (Yugoslavia as History), which should serve as a reference source.
One of the skills which should be developed in this class is skimming a book to discover the author's main argument without getting bogged down in the details. Another skill which will be emphasized in the course is the analysis of documents, specifically the motives of the author and the main arguments. The war in the former Yugoslavia revealed how history could be manipulated in order to mobilize a society for war, and the readings in this course highlight some of the controversies in Yugoslav history. Another goal of the course is to encourage discussion among the students, and I have included optional and alternate readings in the syllabus in order that as much material as possible can be covered in class and shared with the other students. If you wish do any of the alternate readings, or have interests about a specific region (Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, etc.), let me know for which week you will be doing readings other than the required ones.
Since this course is being taught as more of a seminar than a lecture, attendance and participation are vital for the successful completion of the course requirements. I will provide a historical overview in brief lectures, but I want to encourage as much discussion of the texts as possible among the students. I think that creating an environment where everyone feels comfortable expressing their opinions, and while this means you should feel free to discuss any aspect of the course material, also be sure to respect the opinions and beliefs of your classmates.
Grading and Assignments
Attendance, participation in discussion, and a short (approx. 10 minute) presentation of your research paper will count for 20% of your grade. Come prepared to class, and even if you can't carefully read all of the material, at least skim over the main concepts so that discussions will be interesting for the entire class.
There will be two book reviews (3-5 pages), each worth 15%. Book reviews are a useful resource in looking at a large amount of literature in a short amount of time, especially when it is difficult to carefully read through numerous books. A book review should not be used for a detailed research paper, but is good for alerting you to an author's argument. I have included two book reviews of our primary text in the Course Packet, and feel free to look up reviews of our other books (Expanded Academic Index Database is a useful source for these, as well as scholarly journals). Book reviews also provide the opportunity for scholars to critique each others research, and learning how to write a book review is a useful skill if you intend to pursue a career in academia. I will provide more guidelines later in the quarter, but some general issues to address in a review are the author's main arguments, motives of the author, and what sort of sources are used.
A 10-15 page research paper will be worth 50% of the grade. You should have your topic chosen by Week 4, and it can cover anything dealing with Yugoslavia in the 20th century. The texts used in the class have comprehensive bibliographies which can provide research starting points, and I can also provide advice and resources for this project. A rough draft will be due on the day of presentations. The paper should document the sources you used either with endnotes, footnotes, or parenthetical citations.
Completing the readings is essential for understanding the complex history of Yugoslavia as well as providing stimulating discussions in class. I have listed the readings for each class meeting in order of priority, and all of the readings in regular type should be completed on the day they are listed. Optional readings, which I recommend if you want additional reading on a particular subject (I know, that sounds crazy, but I am sure there are some overachievers out there), and alternate readings, which can provide other perspectives on certain events, are italicized and are not required. Other books which I have not listed are also encouraged, especially if you want to share the information with the rest of the class, but make sure to clear the book with me first.
CP = Course Packet
Lampe = Yugoslavia as History
Udovicki = Burn this House
Cohen = Serbia's Secret War
Hall = The Impossible Country
Alternates: Croatia: A History (Goldstein)
The Serbs (Judah)
Croatia: Nation Forged in War (Tanner)
East Central Europe between the Two World Wars (Rothschild)
Tues 1/8 - Introduction
Thurs 1/10- Background 7th -19th centuries
CP - Book Reviews, Yugoslav Peoples 357-370
Lampe - Introduction
Udovicki - "Bonds and Fault Lines" (11-42)
Optional: Lampe - Chapters 1, 2 (9-70)
Tues 1/15 - Yugoslav idea and WWI
CP - National Ideologies 70-115
Lampe - Chapter 3 (71-100)
Alternate: Goldstein Chapter 6
Tanner Chapter 8
Judah Chapter 4
Thurs 1/17- Creation of 1st Yugoslavia and Vidovdan Constitution
Lampe - Chapter 4 (101-128)
Optional: Udovicki - "Making of Yugoslavia" (43-63)
Tues 1/22 - Interwar Kingdom
CP - West (Zagreb IV, Zagreb V, Belgrade II)
Lampe - Chapter 5 (129-162)
Alternate: Rothschild Chapter 5 (200-281)
Judah Chapter 6
Goldstein Chapter 7
Tanner Chapter 10
Thurs 1/24 - Authoritarianism and rise of radical ideology
Cohen - Foreward, Preface, Chapter 1 (xvii-27)
Lampe - Chapter 6 (163-200)
Tues 1/29 - World War II (Research paper topic due)
Cohen - Chapter 4 (85-112), Chapter 2 (28 - 62)
Thurs 1/31- World War II
Lampe - Chapter 7 (201-232)
CP - Yugoslav Peoples Document 2 (Tito 309-316)
Optional: Cohen - Chapter 3 (63-84)
Alternate: Goldstein Chapter 8
Tanner Chapter 11
Judah Chapter 7
Tues 2/5 - Myths of WWII and the new Yugoslavia (1st Review due)
Cohen - Chapter 5 and Afterword (113-136)
CP - Yugoslav Peoples Document 3 (League of Communists 316-322)
Thurs 2/7- Socialist Yugoslavia
CP - Yugoslav Peoples Document 4 (Tudjman 322-332)
Lampe - Chapters 8, 9 (233-298)
Tues 2/12 - Movie
Udovicki - "The Interlude: 1980-1990" (80-108)
Lampe - Chapter 10 (only pages 299-315)
Thurs 2/14 - Yugoslavia in Trouble
CP - Yugoslav Peoples Document 5 (Memorandum 332-346)
CP - Banac "Historiography" 39-65
Optional: Lampe - Chapter 11 (332-364)
Tues 2/19 - War in Croatia
Hall - Part I (1-60)
Udovicki - "War in Croatia" (154-174)
Thurs 2/21- War in Croatia
Hall - Part II (61-115)
Lampe - Chapter 12 (only pages 365-373)
Tues 2/26 - War in Bosnia
Lampe - Chapter 12 (only pages 373-391)
Hall - Part III (116-167)
Thurs 2/28 - War in Bosnia and Dayton (2nd Review due)
Hall - Part IV (169-233), Part VI (291-328)
Optional: Udovicki - "BiH: the Second War" (175-216)
Tues 3/5 - Movie
Thurs 3/7 - Kosovo
CP - Ramet "Whose Democracy" (139-162)
Udovicki - "Kosovo" (314-366)
Hall - Part V (235-289)
Tues 3/12 - War and Society, Short Presentations of research papers
CP - Ramet "Women and Men" (117-131)
CP - Ugresic "Because We're Just Boys (113-127)
Alternate: Udovicki - "Resistance in Serbia"
Udovicki - "Opposition in Croatia"
Thurs 3/14 - Successor States and Conclusion
Lampe - Chapter 12 (391-415)
Tues 3/19 - Research paper due
29 January (Tuesday) - Research paper topic
5 February (Tuesday) - Book review of Cohen
28 February (Thursday) - Book review of Hall
12 March (Tuesday) - 10 min. presentation and rough drafts
19 March (Tuesday) - Research paper due
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