Course: Introduction to British and Amer. Lit.

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Course title Introduction to British and Amer. Lit.
Course code KAN/LPA
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, 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)
  • Quinn Justin John, Doc.
  • Potočňáková Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Lišková Libuše, Mgr. M.A.
Course content
1. Literature, literary criticism and theory, literary analysis 2. Poetry 3.Fiction 4.Drama 5. Film and fiction as two modes of narrative 6. Complex poetry analysis ? workshop based on home assignment 7. Elements of (Anglo-Saxon) literary theory and criticism 8. Main schools and stages of British literature 9. Main schools and stages of American literature 10. Czech English Studies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 25 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
B1-B2 language level
learning outcomes
Students are able to define basic literary-theoretical terms and apply this terminology in their own literary analyses and interpretations .
teaching methods
Lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Textual studies
assessment methods
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Abrams, M. H. A glossary of literary terms. 7th ed. Fort Worth [etc.] : Harcourt Brace College, 1999. ISBN 0-15-505452-X.
  • Biddle, Arthur W.; Fulwiler, Toby. Reading, Writing, and the Study of Literature. 1. vydání. New York : Random House, 1989. ISBN 0-394-37404-5.
  • Delaney, D.; Ward, C.; Fiorina, C.R. Fields of Vision 1, Literature in the English language. London, 2003.
  • Gill, R. Mastering English Literature. Macmillan Basingstoke, 1995.
  • Jacobs, Richard. A beginner's guide to critical reading : an anthology of literary texts. 1st pub. London ; Routledge, 2001. ISBN 0-415-23468-9.
  • Meyer, M. The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Boston, 1990.
  • Montgomery, M. et al. Ways of Reading. London and New York, 1992.
  • Preminger, A.; Brogan, T.V.F. (eds.). The New Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton, 1993.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter