UBKCU018 Contemporary world literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Hana Bednaříková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Hana Bednaříková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Hana Bednaříková, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main tendencies and trends in the modern World literature in 20th century and on its turn.
  • Modernism and avant-gardes in the World literature in the beginning of the 20th century
    Modernist novel (e. g. J. Joyce, V. Woolf, M. Proust)
    Movements in the world literature since the 2nd world war (existencialism, neorealism, nozuveau roman, theatre of the absurd, beat generation, magic realism)
    Postmodernism in literature
    required literature
  • PECHAR, J. Dvacáté století v zrcadle literatury. Praha, 1999. info
  • HILSKÝ, M. Modernisté. Praha, 1995. info
  • HUBÍK, S. Postmoderní kultura. Olomouc, 1990. info
  • MACURA, V. Slovník světových literárních děl 1, 2. Praha, 1989. info
    recommended literature
  • BLOOM, H. Kánon západní literatury. Praha: Prostor, 2000. info
  • HILSKÝ, M.; ZELENKA, M. (edd.). Od Poea k postmodernismu (Proměny americké prózy). Praha, 1993. info
  • HODROVÁ, D. Hledání románu. Praha, 1989. info
  • de MICHELI, M. Umělecké avantgardy 20. století. Praha, 1964. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Students will get knowledge of the main tendencies of the modern World literature in the 20th century as well as competency of reading literary texts.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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