Course: English Literature to the 18th Century

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Course title English Literature to the 18th Century
Course code KAJ/AL18
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Suggested Lecture Topics: 1. Anglo-Saxon literature 2. Middle English Literature 3. Renaissance English Literature 4. Renaissance English Poetry 5. Elizabethan prose: Sir Thomas More 6. Literature of the English Revolution: John Milton, John Bunyan 7. Literature of the post-Restoration Era 8. Classicism and Enlightenment 9. The Beginnings of the English Novel 10.The Enlightenment Novel 11.Samuel Johnson and his "Club" 12.Pre-Romanticism 13.The New Generation of Poets: William Cowper, Robert Burns, William Blake and George Crabbe

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 38 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No prerequisite courses.
learning outcomes
Students will be 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 literature, - analyze and interpret selected works, or excerpts from selected works.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Abrams M. H. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. The Major Authors.. New York, London: W. Norton and Company, 1996.
  • Barnard, Robert. Stručné dějiny anglické literatury. Praha : Brána, 1997. ISBN 80-85946-83-1.
  • Daiches, D. A Critical History of English Literature. 2 sv. New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1960.
  • Evans, B. I. A Short History of English Literature. London: Penguin Books, 1990.
  • Grmela, J.; Hilský, M.; Oliveriusová, E.; Marek, J. Dějiny anglické literatury. Praha: SPN, 1988.
  • Oliveriusová, E. A Survey of English Literature. Patr 2, Anthology. Praha: SPN, 1983.
  • Procházka M.; Stříbrný Z. Slovník spisovatelů. Praha: Libri, 1996.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Praha : Academia, 1987.
  • Škanderová I. Vrcholná recepce her Williama Shakespeara na plzeňských scénách. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o., 2005.
  • Wellek, René; Warren, Austin. Teorie literatury. Olomouc : Votobia, 1996. ISBN 80-7198-150-8.

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