Course: Old Czech literature

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Course title Old Czech literature
Course code KBO/4084
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Jindráček Václav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Specific features of Slavonic literature in Great Moravian period. 2. Slavonic literature on Czech territory. 3. Genre structure of Latin literature on Czech territory in 10th - 12th century. 4. Lyrical and epical genres of Czech literature in 13th and 1st half of 14th century. 5. Genre diversification of Czech literature in the peak of gothic period. 6. Deepening process of laicization of Czech literature in the 2nd half of 14th century, first signs of reformation movement in literature. 7. Literature of Hussite period, genre structure changes of literature of this period, discussions, disputations, agitational writings. 8. Significant literary persons of literature of Hussite period till 1500. 9. Rise of renaissance and humanism in Czech literature in 15th and 16th century. 10. Period peak of Czech humanistic literature in 16th and 17th century. 11. Rise of counter-reformation after year 1620. Exile production. 12. Significant persons of local baroque production. Relation of this production to European literary context. 13. Baroque production as basis for further literary development. 14. Final lesson with evaluation of students' work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Explanation is focused on observation of basic developing changes of Czech literature from the oldest age to the end of 18th century on the background of European literary context. While special attention is devoted to the changes of supporting period genres decisively determining the direction of further literary development and meanwhile forming part of the living cultural heritage. In the seminar, which corresponds to the thematic focus of the lectures, will be more deeply analysed the problems of literature development of this period and at the same time there will be held interpretation of selected literary texts.
By absolving this course student acquires ability of deeper orientation in supporting developmental metamorphoses of old Czech literature. Simultaneously student makes himself clear about the position of old Czech literature in vital cultural heritage of the past.
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
  • Hanzal, J. Od baroka k romantismu. Praha: Academia, 1997.
  • Kolár, J. Návraty bez konce. Brno: Host, 1999.
  • Kopecký, M. Český humanismus. Praha: Odeon, 1988.
  • Králík, O. Nejstarší rodokmen české literatury. Praha: ČSS, 1971.
  • Lehár, J.-Stich, A.-Janáčková, J.- Holý, J. Česká literatura od počátků k dnešku. Praha: NLN, 2000.
  • Petrů, E. Vzdálené hlasy. Studie o starší české literatuře. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996.
  • Pražák, A. Stati o české středověké literatuře. Praha: Euroslavica, 1996.
  • Škarka, A. Půl tisíciletí českého písemnictví. Praha: 0deon, 1986.
  • Tříška, J. - Hošna, J. Z teorie starší české literatury. Praha: SPN, 1987.

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: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Czech Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter