Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

9.8.2016 at 09:00 - 13.9.2016 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 20.9.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 22.9.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Tue 27.9.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 29.9.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Tue 4.10.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 6.10.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Tue 11.10.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 13.10.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Tue 18.10.2016
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 20.10.2016
12:15 - 13:45


The East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB) is a multidisciplinary subject founded on the cooperation of several departments and units of the University of Helsinki coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. ECEBB studies are open to all University of Helsinki degree students and exchange students.

NB 1: Teaching programme might be subject to changes and additions, so please check course-specific information before the start of the course.

NB 2: Registration is binding. In case you cannot participate, please cancel your participation in WebOodi. After end of registration time, contact the planning officer (see contact information below) for cancellation. On this course we have a requirement of minimum seven students by the registration deadline.

This course aims to introduce Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav film to students with a background in South Slavonic languages, area studies or other philological studies.

In socialist Yugoslavia films of iconic events, films criticising society, romantic films and animations are renowned and loved by generations. After the wars in the 1990s a new generation of fascinating film makers have made films, with descriptions of war and societies after war - and films with no connection to the war at all.

On this course Black wave, animational schools, partisan films and national films are discussed. Students will be required to watch at least two full-length films outside class, read about 200 pages of relevant literature (for instance a selection of the course readings) and the course work will be a written and oral presentation of a theme relevant to the course.


1. Introduction and background: what is film? And Yugoslavia?

2. Partisan film

3. Black wave

4. Animation

5. Slovene and Macedonian cinema

6. War films: old and new

7. Love and films

8. Male and female themes in cinema

16 h lectures, reading, and essay

Reading and other eventual material will be posted to Moodle (a virtual learning environment used at the University of Helsinki). ECEBB/Ukrainian Studies Planning Officer will send instructions how to log in for those who have registered to the course. NB: Moodle instructions will be sent to your University of Helsinki email address (Helsinki.fi).

Opintojakson hyväksyttyyn suoritukseen edellytetään aktiivista osallistumista luentokursseille ja niillä vaadittujen tehtävien suorittamista tai vaihtoehtoisesti kirjallisten tenttien hyväksyttävää suorittamista. Opintojakson arviointi riippuu suoritustavasta.

Contact person: ECEBB Planning Officer

ECEBB teaching programme 2016-2017

Responsible teacher: Johanna Virkkula, FT, tutkija, Helsingin yliopisto/Nykykielten laitos/Länsi- ja eteläslaavilaiset kielet ja kulttuurit