The course is designed to identify, analyze and research the crisis represented in virtual and non-virtual literature. Using online tools and accessible texts created during the crisis and as a result of crisis awareness, the participants of the course explore the potential and main sources of the crisis, selecting the most prevailing forms of critical social conditions.

Having successfully completed the course, you will be able to:  

  • define the main sources of the crisis affecting the literary environment 

  • identify causes of alterations in the sphere of literature evoked by certain types of crisis 

  • identify new literary phenomena in virtual and non-virtual literature 

  • select the most distinctive features of crisis virtual and non-virtual literature 

  • create a map of crisis literature including certain trends and characteristics of crisis literature 

  • share your research outcomes during an online debate organised by the course participants  


Second, this course is prepared using flipped classroom methodology, which means that it requires your preparation for each in-class (online or face-to-face) meeting. This study guide presents you with the main topics, preparation activities and assignments. However, all learning materials and more coherent descriptions are provided in Moodle. Flipped class methodology focus on your learning of main concepts, ideas or basic, introductory information before our meeting, where in-class activities guide you in deeper learning and understanding of more complex concepts, topics, examples, etc. 

Learning material is prepared to acquire these skills learning. It consists of:  

  • literature for pre-class and in-class studies 

  • descriptions of pre- and in-class activities; 

  • records of presentations and online consultations in virtual learning environment;  

  • practical tasks;  

  • real-time chat, discussion forums;  

  • additional interesting and useful literature.