UBKCU202 Introduction to the history of literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Libor Martinek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Tichý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Tichý, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Libor Martinek, 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
In this course, students are informed about literary historical methods and concepts with the emphasis on Czech tradition in literary criticism and actual discussion about possibilities to (re)construct history.
  • Topics of the course: emergence of literary history (as Literaturwissenschaft) and positivism, the concepts of Geisteswissenschaft a antiposivism, literary evolution in formalism, structuralistic project, Marxism a sociological approaches, hermeneutics and the Constance school, challenging literary historical essentialism: R. Barthes, H. White, historiography as narration (P. Veyne); Foucault's impulse and its importance for literary history; new historicism; contemporary Czech discussion on writing history.
    required literature
  • WIENDL, J. (ed.). Hledání literárních dějin v diskusi. Praha - Litomyšl, 2007. info
  • SLÁDEK, O., BLÁHOVÁ, K. (eds.). O psaní dějin. Praha, 2007. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, V., TUREČEK, D. Hledání literárních dějin. Praha - Litomyšl, 2005. info
    recommended literature
  • JANOUŠEK, P. Černá kočka aneb Subjekt znalce v myšlení o literatuře a jeho komunikační strategie. Praha, 2012. info
  • COSETINO, A. Vědecký realismus a literatura. Praha, 2011. info
  • WHITE, H. Tropika diskursu. Praha, 2010. info
  • BLÁHOVÁ, K. České dějepisectví v dialogu s Evropou (1890-1914). Praha, 2009. info
  • BOLTON, J. (ed.). Nový historismus / New historicism. Brno, 2007. info
  • Čtenář jako výzva. Výbor z prací kostnické školy recepční estetiky. Brno, 2001. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Active participation in the seminar (at least 80 %), presentation of an essay, analyzing a literary historical book.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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