Course: A History of Czech Literature of the 19th Century I

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Course title A History of Czech Literature of the 19th Century I
Course code KBO/4007
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Koten Jiří, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. National revival as a living problem of literary science. Literary inheritance of history as one of the solution of literary science. 2. Beginnings of revivalist literature, its character and possibilities of its development. Revivalist science. 3. Problems of the enlightened classicism in Bohemia. Czech poetry in 1780-1805. 4. Changes in Czech prose and drama in 1780-1805. 5. Searching for a new course of Czech literature in the era after the Napoleonic Wars. Programme of Josef Jungmann. 6. Folklore as one of the sources of searching for national specificity. 7. Searching for sources of national specificity in history and wider Slavonic scope. 8. Classicism with Romanticism ideas or Pre-Romanticism? 9. Czech Romanticism in the world literary context as a living problem of literary science. 10. Works of K. H. Mácha. 11.-12. K. H. Mácha and Czech literary context of the thirties. 13. Specific features of the Czech Romanticism. 14. Final lesson, student assessment, giving credits.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The interpretation is focused on watching developmental changes in Czech letters as a part of process of formation modern Czech culture within multiethnic culture type from the Enlightenment era to the end of the forties in the 19th century considering the world literary context. In this context are monitored relations between Czech and Czech-German literature and its changes. The seminar continues on the topics of lectures and analyses problems of development of the literature of this period and specific literary texts will be interpreted as well. Passing a written test is required to get credits.
After finishing the course, students gain the ability of orientation in bearing developmental changes of the Czech literature of the first half of the 19th century and its place in the living cultural inheritance and have the ability of interpretation of appropriate literary texts.
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Haman, A. Česká literatura 19. století a evropský kontext. Plzeň: ZU, 1998.
  • Hanzal, J. Od baroka k romantismu. Praha: Academia, 1997.
  • Hrbata, Z. Romantismus a Čechy. Praha: Ursus, 1999.
  • Janáčková, J. Přehled dějin české literatury 19. století I, II. Praha: KU, 1990.
  • Krejčí, K. Česká literatura a kulturní proudy evropské.
  • Macura, Vl.:. Znamení zrodu. České obrození jako kulturní typ. Praha: ČSS, 1983.
  • Mukařovský, J. a kol. Dějiny české literatury II. III. Praha: ČSAV; dostupné i on-line, 1960.
  • Novák, A.- Novák, J. V. Přehledné dějiny literatury české. Praha: Atlantis, 1995.
  • Peřina, J. Přehledné dějiny vztahů české a německo-české literatury v 19. století I. Ústí n.L.: UJEP, 1995.
  • Štěpánek, V. K. H. Mácha. Praha: Melantrich, 1984.

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): Czech Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter