Course: British Literature 1

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Course title British Literature 1
Course code KAN/ABL1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Quinn Justin John, Doc.
  • Potočňáková Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Old English literature: heroic narratives (Beowulf), alliterative verse and kenning (comparision of modern translations); Middle English literature: Langland, Chaucer, sources and types of Middle English drama; Elizabethan theatre, the characterization of Shakespeare?s plays; Jacobean drama; Renaissance poetry, Metaphysical poetry (Donne), Milton?s development in its historical context; Restoration drama; satire in the Augustan period; the rise of the novel in the 18th century.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
LPA
learning outcomes
Students are capable of - defining the main trends of British literature in this period - discussing the works of individual authors of this period, and identify the main themes and literary forms of a given writer - analysing the relation of individual writers to the period?s general literary trends
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Test
Report
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Armstrong K. & G. Atkin. Studying Shakespeare.. London, Prentice Hall Europe, 1998.
  • Campbell J. (ed.). The Anglo-Saxons.. Oxford, Phaidon, 1982.
  • Carter, Ronald; McRae, John. The Routledge history of literature in English : Britain and Ireland. 2nd ed. London ; Routledge, 2001. ISBN 0-415-24318-1.
  • Ford B.(ed.). The New Pelican Guide to English Literature 1-4.. London, Penguin Books, 1982.
  • Godden M. & M. Lapidge (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature.. Cambridge, CUP, 1991.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 1987.
  • Watt I. The Rise of the Novel.. London, Chatto & Windus, 1957.
  • Wells S. (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies.. Cambridge, CUP, 2001.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (15) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (13) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (14) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (1) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (15) Art and applied art 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (14) Art and applied art 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education History in Education (16) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education History in Education (14) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (14) Informatics courses 2 Winter