Course: Reading of Aristotle's Poetics

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Course title Reading of Aristotle's Poetics
Course code KFHS/B358A
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Řebíková Barbora, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Thematic plan of the course is following: 1. Introducing with Aristotle's works, division of Poetics. 2. About tragedy 3. About action 4. About characters 5. About epic poesy 6. Plato's theory of mimesis and theory mimesis of Aristotle. 7. Poetic creation and its types 8. Means and type of imitation 9. What is the artist imitating? 10. What is imitation for? 11. Tool of understanding 12. Term of look of Aristotle 13. Greek tragedies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to clarify main ideas of Aristotle's Poetics by the form of regular and focused reading of the primary text and explain the theory of mimesis on the background of broader frame both Aristotle's ant the classical Greek philosophy. The course will be focused primarily on reading of Poetics but space will be given as well to interpretation of classical dramas which enables a deeper view into studied issue.
Thanks to the course, a student will gain the ability to work individually with a philosophical text and to orientate within the issue which a text is dealing with as well in broader connections. He/she will get familiar with some Greek terms necessary for deeper understanding of philosophical issues under the examination. He/she will learn to articulate main moments of pursued issue and these further communicate with the others.

Assessment methods and criteria
Písemný test
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés. Poetika. Praha, 2008.
  • Dodds E. R. Řekové a iracionálno. Praha, 2000.
  • Osolsobě Petr. Umění a ctnost. Brno, 2013.
  • Sofoklés. Oidipus. Praha, 1996.

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