IAH 241C: Eastern European Literature and Film. From time to time I teach IAH 241C: Eastern European Literature and Film. This course surveys the main themes in works from various regions of Eastern Europe between the outbreak of World War II and the fall of Communism. One area of emphasis is the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of this area; another is the experience and response of its people to the horrors of World War II and the communist regimes that followed it. Important themes include memory, history, exile, and the place of the individual in systems that demanded conformity.