Course: American Indian Myths and Literature

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Course title American Indian Myths and Literature
Course code KAJ/MLI
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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.
Course content
Introduction to the basic aspects of traditional native American cultures: storytelling, spirituality, nature, the perception of time and space, etc. Understanding of the transition from the purely oral literature to written literature; evolution of written literature from the use of realistic style up to the discovery of the unique way of expression in the 60s of the 20th century; diversity of this expression.

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 comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No prerequisite subjects
learning outcomes
Understanding the basic aspects of native American mythology, mythical thinking, the theory of myth, and both oral and contemporary written native American literature. Ability to tell stories and discuss the texts from the area of mythology as well as contemporary literature.
teaching methods
Seminar
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Cambell, J. The Power of Myth. Anchor Books Doubleday, New York, 1985.
  • Eliade, Mircea. Mýtus o věčném návratu : (Archetypy a opakování). 1. vyd. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1993. ISBN 80-85241-51-X.
  • Erdoes, R. & Ortiz A.. American Indian Myths and Legends. Pantheon Books, New York, 1984.
  • Highwater, J. Words in the Blood. Contemporary Indian Writers of North and South America. New York: Penguin Books, 1984.
  • Silko, L. M. Ceremony. Penguin Books, New York, 1986.


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 Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (17-1) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-2) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (15-3) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 3 Winter