Course: Anglo-American Literature and Culture

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Course title Anglo-American Literature and Culture
Course code KAJ/1ALC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Tihelková Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Elizabethan England 2. The Enlightenment 3. Romanticism 4. Victorian England 5. Edwardian England 6.Modernism 7.Angry Young Men 8.The Era of Mass Media 9.Presentations

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Group discussion, Individual study, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 72 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 32 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
professional knowledge
C1 level according to CEFR for languages is required.
learning outcomes
Students are able to: - explain the developmental periods and characteristic features of English literature, - identify key authors of specific literary periods, - chronologically analyze the characteristic elements of English prose, poetry and drama in regards to the specific cultural, social and historic events that significantly influenced English and American literature, - analyze key aspects of contemporary Anglo-American culture - work with a wide range of cultural history sources as well as British/American press.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Group discussion
Self-study of literature
Individual study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Abrams, M. H. The Norton anthology of English literature. The Major Authors. 2 sv. New York. London: W. W. Norton and Company, 1996.
  • Baldick, Ch. The Oxford Dictionnary of Literary Terms. Oxford: Oxford University, 2008.
  • CUDDON, J.A. A Dictionary of Literary Terms.. London: Penguin Books, 2004.
  • Daiches, D. A Critical History of English Literature. 2 sv. New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1960.
  • DOBSON, A. Anglo American Relations in the Twentieth Century. London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Evans, B. I. A Short History of English Literature. London: Penguin Books, 1990.
  • FERGUSON, N. How Britain Made the Modern World. London, 2004.
  • O'DRISCOLL, J. Britain. 2. vyd.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Study plans that include the course
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