Course: Selected chapters from foreign literature II

« Back
Course title Selected chapters from foreign literature II
Course code KBO/4116
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
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. English Gothic novel; 2. Fantastic literature in Nineteenth century; Fantastic story 3. Russian Sentimental literature; Realism and Fantasy in Russia 4. F. M. Dostoyevsky 5. Expressionism; Poetry of Trakl, Benn and Heym 6. Russian literature of the "Silver age" 7. Manifestations of European modernism; 8. American modernism; The lost generation 9. Existentialism: Malraux, Camus, Sartre; 10. Theatre of the Absurd; Anti-novel and new novel 11. Magical realism and its tradition; 12. Postmodern novel-writers: Borges, Nabokov, Eco, Pynchon 13. American Jewish literature (Singer, Bellow, P. Roth) 14. Contemporary novel (DeLillo, Coetzee, Franzen)

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Lectures continue in "Selected chapters from foreign literature I" and because of that fact, they are kind of extension subject. We focus our attention to selected Writer´s poetics, to structures of art movements, groups of artists and genres. Selection of topics orients mostly to writers and literary pieces of school canon, but it does not reject an extended content, that deepens context of previous knowledge. Central point of the subject is "newer" literature. During seminar lessons teacher completes explications with interpretations of selected literary pieces. There is a final written revision at the end of the semester and oral examination (that stands on list of books read by a student).
Student is sectionally oriented in the selected problems of development and changes of european and american literature; he is able to understand the genre traditions, move of the themes and creative processes characteristic for each period. He is being acquainted with the most significant works of world literature and with interpretation of theit meaning; he gains intepretative competency.
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
  • Bachtin, M. Dostojevskij umělec. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1971.
  • Hilský, M. Modernisté. Praha: Torst, 1995.
  • Hodrová, D. Hledání románu. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1989.
  • Hrbata, Z. - Procházka, M. Romantismus a romantismy. Praha: Karolinum, 2005.
  • Kol. Slovník světových literárních děl. Praha: Odeon, 1988.
  • Pechar, J. Dvacáté století v zrcadle literatury. Praha: Filosofia, 1999.
  • Todorov, T. Úvod do literární fantastiky. Praha: Karolinum, 2010.
  • Trávníček, J. Příběh je mrtev?. Brno: Host, 2003.

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): Teaching of Czech Language and Literature for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools and for Secondary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter