Budapest, Hungary

Highlights of Hungarian Literature, Cinema and Art

when 24 July 2022 - 31 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 470

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to Hungarian culture through some representative literary and art works. Students will be acquainted with some of the most fascinating manifestations of Hungarian art and will be invited to look into the social and historical circumstances under which they were created. Participants of the course will read short stories and poems by renowned Hungarian authors in English translation and will watch and discuss the most influential and captivating movies of the past few decades. Representative works of Hungarian painting, photography, and music will also be integrated in the investigation to give a wide range of perspectives. While the course is designed to reveal art against the backdrop of historical and social processes, the discussions will also explore the internal world of art and the ways in which works are constructed and linked. Ethical and aesthetic questions raised by the works will be highlighted as well. Besides, placing the literary texts and films into relevant regional and European contexts will contribute to their deeper understanding. The joint examination of the autonomous yet interconnected art forms – literature, cinema, the fine arts, and music – will enable students to immerse in aspects of Hungarian culture and explore the culture of a Central European nation.

Course leader

Faculty of Humanities- SCHOOL OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES

Target group

The course is open to all who are studying or graduated in the humanities or social sciences, and also to anyone interested in the culture of the Central European region with a focus on its literature, film, and other arts.

Course aim

The joint examination of the autonomous yet interconnected art forms – literature, cinema, the fine arts, and music – will enable students to immerse in aspects of Hungarian culture and explore the culture of a Central European nation.

Credits info

3 EC
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment. The International Strategy Office will send a transcript to those who have fulfilled all the necessary course requirements and request one.

Fee info

EUR 470: The course fee - that includes tuition fee, accommodation (student residence halls with shared rooms 2-3/ room), meals (breakfast and lunch for each day), local transport and the cost of the leisure time programs - is 470 EUR