Course: Czech literature I

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Course title Czech literature I
Course code KBO/4211
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + 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
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. Czech literature, literature in Czech speaking countries 2. Literature in era of Czech reformation 3. Czech humanistic literature 4. Baroque as ressource of modern literature 5. Classicism, or preromantism. 6. From classicism to romantism. 7. Czech romantism and its specifics. Karel Hynek Mácha 8. Beginnings of realism in Czech literature. Němcová and Havlíček 9. Generation of Máj ("May school"). Jan Neruda. 10. From May school to Ruch-Lumír generation. 11. Lumír generation and context of world literature. 12. Fighting for realism in Czech literature. 13. Czech realism in eighties of 19th century.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
This subject is focused on following of transformation in Czech language literature in case of multi-ethnical culture sort since the oldest era until eightees of 19th century. Purpose of this course is to introduce trainees with keywords of developement Czech literature of these epochs in connection with worldwide literary context. Seminars will include interpretation of chosen literary texts. Class credit awards are conditioned by written test and oral exam.
Students are able to orientate himself/herself in important developing changes of older Czech literature, even of literature of 19th centry and understand to its role in active cultural heritage.
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.
  • Hanzal, J. Od baroka k romantismu. Praha: Academia, 1997.
  • Hrbata, Z. Romantismus a Čechy. Praha: Ursus, 1999.
  • Janáčková, J. Přehled dějin české literatury 19. století I, II. Praha: KU, 1990.
  • Krejčí, K. Česká literatura a kulturní proudy evropské. Praha: ČSS, 1975.
  • Lehár, J., Stich, A., Janáčková, J., Holý, J. Česká literatura od počátků k dnešku. Praha: Nakladatelství LN, 2000.
  • Petrů, E. Vzdálené hlasy. Studie o starší české literatuře. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996.
  • Pražák, E. Stati o české středověké literatuře. Praha: Euroslavica, 1996.
  • Šalda, F. X. Duše a dílo. Praha: Melantrich, 1947.
  • Škarka, A. Půl tisíciletí českého písemnictví. Praha: 0deon, 1986.

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 for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer