Course: Introduction to Intermedia Studies

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Course title Introduction to Intermedia Studies
Course code KBO/4018
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
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
  • Tlustý Jan, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Intermediality, history and present of the discipline 2. Literature in intermedia perspective 3. Semiotics starting-points 4. Poetics in intermedia point of view, space and perspective 5. Poetics in intermedia point of view, time and subject 6. Intermedia poetics of a story 7. Text as a performance 8. Literature and fine arts, ecphrasis case 9. Literature and film 10. Film adaptations 11. Literature and music, specifics of song lyrics 12. Intermediality, intersexuality and culture theory 13. Intermedia representation of experience, reception of work of art 14. Final seminar, credit test, student assessment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Purpose of the seminar is to reflect literature in "visual" or "multimedia" cultural context. The term intermedia studies includes interdisciplinary research of mutual relations between arts with a methodological base in literary science of semiotics, it widely uses knowledge from historical arts, aesthetics and wide area of cognitive research. Intermedia approach even brings innovation into the literary science interpretation, it also allows approximate to cognition of assumptions and processes of the art perception work. After completing the subject, student will be able to think about literature in relations to other types of arts and to understand how literature works in broader cultural context.
After finishing the seminar, students are able to: reflect literature in the wider context of other types of arts and in wider cultural context; understand several functions of arts in present days and in history; understand artistic works in the communicative process; apply general theoretical (inter medial) bases in the interpretation of concrete literary works.
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
  • Gombrich, E. M. Umění a iluze. Praha: Odeon, 1985.
  • Goodman, N. Jazyky umění. Nástin teorie symbolů. Praha: Academia, 2007.
  • Chatman, S. Příběh a diskurs. Brno: Host, 2008.
  • Jedličková, A. - Fedrová, S. Intermediální poetika příběhu. Praha: Akropolis, 2011.
  • Jedličková, A. - Sládek, O. Vyprávění v kontextu. Praha: AV ČR, 2008.
  • Nünning, A. Lexikon teorie literatury a teorie kultury. Brno: Host, 2006.
  • Rajewsky, I. P. Intermedialität. Tübingen: Francke, 2002.
  • Ryan, M. L. (ed.). Narrative Across Media. Nevraská: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
  • Schneider, J. - Krausová, L. Vybrané kapitoly z intermediality. Olomouc: UP, 2008.
  • Uspenskij, B. Poetika kompozice. Brno: Host, 2008.
  • Wolf, W. Intermedialita: široké pole a výzva literární vědě, ", Česká literatura, č. 1, s. 62-85.. 2011.

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