Course: Versology II

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Course title Versology II
Course code KBO/4058
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Harák Ivo, PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Resonances of symbolism in Czech poetry of anarchism (Březina, Gellner). 2. Prose Poem as a statement about the existential experience of poetic images (Deml, Halas). 3. Creativity unwittingly breaking the bonds of ideology (early Seifert, Early Listopad). 4. The calendar cycle as an image variable context (Toman, Seifert). 5. playfulness and sadness poetism (Nezval: Abeceda, Seifert: Na vlnách TSF). 6. Czech and Slovak Surrealism superrealism - communicating vessels? (Nezval, Dilong). 7. Poetry of deep questioning and existential anxiety (Halas, Holan). 8. Closing seminar, exam test, assessment of students.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
This seminar is focused on understanding and interpreting the most important personalities of Czech poetry of the first half of the twentieth century. Students read, analyze, interpret, compare to each other and to the broader context the put collections of poems and texts generated by us, during the a certain periodof time. Students learn the basic techniques and methods of interpretation of a literary text and necessary erminology(seminar is not limited by the analysis of a the foot).
Students will learn to perceive and interpret poetic text. The will gain theoretical background for analytical and synthetic phase of the interpretive process, acquire skills for interpretation of a literary text, learn the use of secondary literature and literary criticism (in the examination of reader periodical reception of the text) and literary history (with adequate placement of art literary work into a broader historical context).
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
  • Červenka, M., Macura, V., Med, J., Pešat, Z. Slovník básnických knih. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1993.
  • Harák, I. Básník a jeho čas. Praha: Printia, 2012.
  • Kožmín, Z. Interpretace básní. Praha: SPN, 1986.
  • Macura, V. a kol.:. Slovník básnických knih. Praha: Čs. spisovatel, 1990.
  • Opelík, J. a kol. Jak číst poezii. Praha: Čs. spisovatel, 1969.
  • Putna, M. C. Česká katolická literatura v evropském kontextu 1848-1918. Praha: TORST, 1998.
  • Trávníček, J. - Kožmín, Z. Na tvrdém loži z psího vína.
  • Trávníček, J. Poezie poslední možnosti.

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 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer