UCJAJNP015 Short story in English

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJAJNP015/A: Wed 9:45–11:20 H2, L. Práger
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 course focuses on the development of English short story writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. It provides an overview of the work of influential authors of short stories and then allows students to introduce important short stories of English literature, especially in terms of analysis of texts and their cultural and social context.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to define the basic features of the short story as a literary genre and will know important representatives of British and American short stories and their major works. He will be able to analyze short literary texts, apply basic narratological concepts in this analysis and use relevant secondary sources.
  • Course Syllabus: 1. Short story as genre 2. Short story in the Commonwealth 3. Short story in the USA 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne a E. A. Poe 5. Kate Chopin a Eudora Welty 6. E. M. Forster a Joseph Conrad 7. Katherine Mansfield a D. H. Lawrence 8. Carson McCullers a Alice Walker 9. J.M. Coetzee a William Trevor 10. Isabelle Li a Peter Carey 11. A.S. Byatt a Ian McEwan 12. Margaret Atwood a L. M. Silko 13. Junot Díaz a Nathan Englander
Teaching methods
lectures and presentations
Assessment methods
class participation, presentation and credit test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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