Course: Selected Literary Texts 1

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Course title Selected Literary Texts 1
Course code KAJ/LAJ1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kastnerová Martina, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course is geared to students who are interested in the nineteenth century British fiction. British poems and novels by authors such as George Gordon, lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Thomas Moore, Thomas Hood, Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, the Brontës, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde will be analyzed and discussed. This course helps students develop their reading and analytical skills by encouraging them to respond to thought-provoking original texts on a wide variety of subjects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 22 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No prerequisite courses.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - describe and explain the second Romantic wave, - differentiate the second Romantic wave from the so-called Lake School, - explain and describe the Realist novel and identify the main representatives, - 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 Neoromanticism, - analyse and identify the "decadent representations" in Oscar Wilde's works.
teaching methods
Seminar
assessment methods
Test
Recommended literature
  • Dějiny anglické literatury : Celost. vysokošk. učebnice pro stud. filozof. fakulty. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1988.
  • 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.
  • 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, I. A Short History of English Literature. Penguin Books : London, 1990.
  • 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.
  • Chudoba, F. Pod listnatým stromem. Praha, 1947.
  • Oliveriusová, Eva. Antologie anglické literatury. Praha : SPN, 1984.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Praha : Academia, 1987.
  • Wellek, René; Warren, Austin. Teorie literatury. Olomouc : Votobia, 1996. ISBN 80-7198-150-8.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter