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

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Course title A History of Czech Literature of the 19th Century II
Course code KBO/4016
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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. Fighting for Romanticism in the thirties in Czech literature. 2. Signs of realistic tendencies in the fourties in Czech literature. 3. Czech literature in the forties. J.K.Tyl and K. Havlíček. 4. Czech literature as an active factor of democratization movement of Czech society in the second half of the forties. B. Němcová. 5. Czech literature in the revolutionary year 1848. 6. Literary development in the fifties in the 19th century. 7. Programme of the Májovci generation. 8. Output of Májovci in the sixties, their benefits for literary criticism. 9. Entrance of the young literary generation at the turn of the sixties and the seventies, changes of literary development in this period. 10. Programme of Lumírovci, poetry in the seventies and the eighties. 11. Poetry and prose in the seventies and the eighties. 12. Prose and drama in the seventies and the eighties. 13. Literary criticism in the seventies and the eighties. 14. Final lesson, student assessment (pursuant the control of their readiness within previous lessons).

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 forties to the eighties in the 19th century. In this context are monitored relations between Czech and Czech-German literature and its changes and also relations between Czech literature and the world literary context. 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.
Students of the course gain the ability of deeper orientation in bearing developmental changes of the second half of the 19th century and in 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
  • Brabec, J. Poezie na předělu doby. Praha: ČSAV, 1964.
  • Haman, A. Česká literatura 19. století a evropský kontext. Plzeň: ZU, 1998.
  • Janáčková, J. Přehled dějin české literatury 19. století I, II. Praha: UK, 1990.
  • Janáčková, J. Stoletou alejí. O české próze minulého věku. Praha: ČSS, 1985.
  • Jeřábek, D. Česká literatura od konce národního obrození do roku 1918. Brno: MU, 1999.
  • Krejčí, K. Česká literatura a kulturní proudy evropské. Praha: ČSS, 1975.
  • Mukařovský, J. a kol. Dějiny české literatury II a III. Praha: ČSAV, 1960.
  • Novák, A. - Novák, J.V. Přehledné dějiny literatury české. Praha: Atlantis, 1995.
  • Šalda, F.X. Duše a dílo. Praha: Melantrich, 1947.

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: Summer