Course: 19th and 20th Centuries British Literature

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Course title 19th and 20th Centuries British Literature
Course code KAJ/BL19
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Suggested Lecture Topics: 1. Romanticism (1800 - 1837); birth, development Based on cultural and historical events, the first segment of the course will be devoted to the approaches, development, and characteristic aspects of Romanticism in the works the famous poets of the so-called Lake School (W. Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge, R. Southey) and poets of the second Romantic wave (G.G. Byron, P.B. Shelley, J. Keats). 2. The characteristics and development of Victorian literature will be examined, including essay works and novels (Ch. Dickens, W.M. Thackeray) 3. Victorian female authors will also be included. The Bronte sisters, George Eliot. The Victorian novel. Thomas Hardy. 4. Victorian writers. The influence of Henry James on the development of the British novel. Anthony Trollope, George Meredith, R.L. Stevenson 5. Victorian poetry 6. Victorian drama. Oscar Wilde 7. The British realistic novel and short story of the first half of the 20th century

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No prerequisite courses.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - describe and explain the literary movements in English literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, e.g. the approaches, development, and characteristic aspects of Romanticism in the works the famous poets of the so-called Lake School and poets of the second Romantic wave, - explain the term "fin de siecle" and its reflection in literature, - 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, - explain and describe the Realist novel and short story, - explain and describe Modernism, the literary experiments in the work of James Joyce, the developmental tendencies of British prose, drama and poetry, - systematically develop interpretational and analytical abilities.
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Abrams, M. H. The Norton anthology of English literature ; M.H. Abrams,general editor. 6th ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. ISBN 0-393-96808-1.
  • Hilský M., Nagy L. (eds.). Od slavíka k papouškovi. Brno: Host, 2002.
  • Hilský, Martin. Modernisté : Eliot, Joyce, Woolfová, Lawrence. Vyd. 1. Praha : Torst, 1995. ISBN 80-85639-40-8.
  • Hilský, Martin. Současný britský román. Jinočany : H & H, 1992. ISBN 80-85467-00-3.
  • HRBATA, Z., PROCHÁZKA, M. Romantismus a romantismy: pojmy, proudy, kontexty. Praha: Karolinum, 2005.
  • Oliveriusová, Eva. Antologie anglické literatury. Praha : SPN, 1984.
  • Procházka M.; Stříbrný Z. Slovník spisovatelů. Praha: Libri, 1996.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 1987.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Praha : Academia, 1987.


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