Course: British Literature

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Course title British Literature
Course code KAN/ASBL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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.
Course content
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness E.M. Forster, Passage to India D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers J. M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World James Joyce, Dubliners, Ulysses (first 10 chapters) Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion or Heartbreak House Graham Greene, one novel William Golding, Lord of the Flies Samuel Beckett, one play Philip Larkin, ?High Windows?, ?The Whitsun Wedding?, ?Church Going?, ?Annus Mirabilus?, Seamus Heaney, ?Tollund Man?, ?Seeing Things?, ?Exposure?, ?Punishment? One novel by Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, John Banville, Jeanette Winterson or Kazuo Ishiguro A selection of poems from Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison or Carol Ann Duffy

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
ability to read literature in English, knowledge of contents from ABL1, ABL2
learning outcomes
Students are capable of - defining the main trends of twentieth-century British literature - 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
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Carter, Ronald; McRae, John. The Routledge history of literature in English : Britain and Ireland. 2nd ed. London ; Routledge, 2001. ISBN 0-415-24318-1.
  • Franková, Milada. Britské spisovatelky na konci tisíciletí. Vyd. 1. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1999. ISBN 80-210-2148-9.
  • Harlan J. & McCoy K. English Literature form 1785.. London, HarperCollins, 1992.
  • Hilský, Martin. Současný britský román. Jinočany : H & H, 1992. ISBN 80-85467-00-3.
  • Lane R. J., Mengham R., Tew Ph. Contemporary British Fiction.. Polity Press, Cambridge, 2003.
  • Oliveriusová, Grmela, Hilský, Marek. Dějiny anglické literatury.. Praha, SPN Praha, 1987.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 1987.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury. Sv. 2. Praha : Academia, 1987.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer