Course: Literary criticism

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Course title Literary criticism
Course code KBO/4233
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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. Chmelenský's Word about criticism and Havlíček's Chapter about criticism. 2. Sabina's Task of criticism, Neruda's Modern man and art. 3. J. V. Sládek as a representative of lumír criticism (see Criticism and criticising); H. G. Schauer in the basics of CZECH MODERNISM (Our two questions). 4. F. X. Šalda and Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic (Criticism with Pathos and inspiration; Karel Hlaváček). 5. T. Vodička: Basics of art criticism; Jan Franz: Studies. 6. J. Durych: Oops, a man. 7. Štoll as a continuer of Fučík?(Coalman's faith, Thirty years of fighting...) 8. Structuralism and poststructuralism: Mukařovský's Chapters from czech poetics - and what was left of them e.g. Trávníček's poetry of last resort. 9. V. Černý: Fights and approaches of socialist culture. 10. M. Suchomel: Literature from the time of crisis; speech of M. Kundera in the 4th congress of Union of Czechoslovak wtiters (or else: Schauer still actual?) 11. J. Lopatka: Assumptions for creation, J. Kratochvil: Stories of stories. 12.-13. Czech film and criticism. Structuralism. Film criticism today.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The basic method is to work with the text and its interpretation - student should be able to discern between the historically contingent and permanently valid. This should be preparation for the students' own critical experiments, which should include knowledge of tradition and awareness about the current state of our literature (and literary criticism).
Student demonstrate knowledge of discipline.
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
  • Bordwell, D. - Thompsonová, K. Umění filmu. Praha: AMU, 2011.
  • Černý, V. Co je kritika, co není a k čemu je na světě. Praha: Čs. spisovatel, 1968.
  • Fischer, O. Slovo o kritice. Praha: F. Borový, 1947.
  • Haman, A. Nástin dějin české literární kritiky. Praha: H + H, 2000.
  • Harák, I. Básník a jeho čas. Praha: Printia, 2012.
  • Harák, I. Býýýt odněkud. Praha: Protis, 2010.
  • Přibáň, M. (ed.). Z dějin českého myšlení o literatuře sv.1 - 4. Praha:ÚČL AV, 2001.
  • Šalda, F. X. Boje o zítřek. Praha. NLN, 2000.
  • Thein, K. Rychlost a slzy. Filmové eseje. Praha: Prostor, 2002.
  • Wellek, R. - Warren, A. Teorie literatury. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996.

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