Course: British Literature Exam

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Course title British Literature Exam
Course code KAJ/4147
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Kyllar Václav, Mgr. Bc.
  • Kolinská Klára, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The students' knowledge and skills acquired in the last two semesters with be summarized in(to) 20 themes/topics by means of which the above-described competences will be proved.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This examination will prove the students´ basic knowledge in British literature of the 19th and 20th centuries
At the end of the semester (Year II) students will be able to - speak fluently about the main trends of the 19th and 20th century literary development; - interpret important works of these two centuries of British literary development -prove their knowledge and skills by their own reading; - prove, when talking about literary works and their background, that they are capable of critical thinking; - discuss and bring arguments for illustration of their opinions and critical thought; - generalize the submitted examples of literary works;
Completion of seminars in 19th and 20th century British literature in Year II

Assessment methods and criteria
-Regular attendance at lectures and seminars incl. avzive reading and participation in classroom discussions. -Reading literary works and extracts (fiction, drama, poetry) according to the assigned reading list ___________________________________________________________ The requirements are listed under the teacher´s profile on the web of the Department of English.
Recommended literature
  • Abrams, M. H. The Norton anthology of English literature. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006.
  • Alexander, M. A history of English literature. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Bloom, H. The western canon. London: Longman, 1995.
  • Carter, R., & McRae, J. The Routledge history of literature in English Britain and Ireland. London: Routledge, 2002.
  • Collie, J., & Porter Ladousse, G. Paths into poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Daiches, D. Critical history of English literature. London: Secker and Warburg, 2005.
  • Daiches, D. Critical history of English literature. Oxford: OUP, 2005.
  • Gover, R. Past into present. London: Longman, 2002.
  • Head, D. The Cambridge guide to literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Head, D. The Cambridge introduction to modern British fiction, 1950-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Hilský, M. Moderní britská próza. Praha: Nakladatelství H+H., 1993.
  • Hilský, M. Od slavíka k papouškovi. Brno: Host, 2003.
  • Leavis, F. A. The great tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad. London: Penguin Books, 1983.
  • Marcus, L. Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer