Course: Linguistic theories

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Course title Linguistic theories
Course code KAJ/4672
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Marešová Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kolinská Klára, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Hermeneutics and Poetics 2. Tradition and Canon 3. Freud 4. Jung 5. Russian Formalism and Prague Structuralism 6. Marxist Criticism and Frankfurt School 7. Feminism 8. Post-Strukturalism and deconstruction 9. Post-Colonialism, Afroamerican criticism, Minorities discourse 10. Orality

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course further explores theoretical questions first encountered in the course "Current Literary Theories". Students learn to further understand theories of literature and culture that have emerged in the past century. Students learn to apply key theoretical concepts of the major theorists to literary texts, and also (pop)cultural phenomena. Students learn to think critically and independently.
After completing this course students will find their way through the wilderness of critical thinking about literature of the 20th century; critically evaluate specific literary works, but also broader cultural phenomena; understand the transformations of cultural development, especially the changes of Anglophone Literatures second half of the 20th century and identify the problems of modernity and also of (post) modern thought; discuss these issues in a group.
The course further discusses issues first encoutered during the course "Current Literary Issues" (Aktuální otázky oboru).

Assessment methods and criteria
Students need to comply with all three of the following requirements: 1. Regular attendance (80 percent, two missed classes are still allowed). 2. Regular preparation for the course. If unprepared for two and more classes, the student will not receive the credit for the course. 3. Cumulative test score ("Midterm" and "Final") of 70 percent and more. If scoring less, students are allowed to take an alternative credit test covering the whole term. Midterm and final tests may be repeated only after submitting a doctor's note.
Recommended literature
  • Culler, J. Literary theory. New York: Sterling, 2009.
  • Dawson, D. Literary theory. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

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): Teaching English Language and Literature for Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer