Course: Selected Literary Texts 2

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Course title Selected Literary Texts 2
Course code KAJ/LAJ2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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)
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Kastnerová Martina, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course focuses on the twentieth century British prose, poetry, and drama in a wider cultural and historical context. With its emphasis on reading and analyzing famous novels, poems, and plays by authors such as Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, David Herbert Lawrence, George Orwell, Kingsley Amis, John Braine, Alan Sillitoe, T.S. Eliot, Wystan H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Stoppard [e.g. Ulysses, Lucky Jim, Room at the Top, The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner, Waiting for Godot, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead], this course provides students with crucial strategies for approaching literary texts. Through a range of activities, this course develops students' knowledge and personal perceptions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 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 comprehensive test (10-40) - 28 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No prerequisite courses.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - explain and describe the works of the Bloomsbury group authors, - explain the important innovation of British fiction, the stream of consciousness technique, - explain and describe Modernism, the literary experiments in the work of James Joyce, the developmental tendencies of British prose (Virginia Woolf, James Joyce), - explain and describe Realism in the works of David Herbert Lawrence, - explain and describe the Angry Young Men, - explain the development of the 20th century poetry, - analyse and identify Theatre of the Absurd (Samuel Beckett), - describe and explain the literary movements in English literature of the 20th century in a broader cultural and social context.
teaching methods
Seminar
assessment methods
Combined exam
Continuous assessment
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.
  • 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.
  • Ward, A. C. Longman Companion to Twentieth Century Literature. 1970.
  • Watt, Ian. The Rise of the Novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1957.
  • 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 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer