UCJANGBP18 American Literature 2

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - 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 course builds on American Literature 1. It focuses on the development of American literature from the early 20th century to the present. Great emphasis is placed on the period of premodernism and modernism. This course seeks to show the diversity of American literature, much of which is devoted to the literatures of cultures outside the "mainstream" - predominantly American Jewish and African-American literature.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to define the basic features of American literature, will know major epresentatives and works, will be able to analyze texts from different time periods and different genres, as well as apply basic literary concepts and use secondary sources.
  • 1. The founders of Anglo-American modernism
  • 2. American modernism in poetry
  • 3. Harlem Renaissance
  • 4. Southern literature
  • 5. The lost generation
  • 6. American interwar drama
  • 7. American Jewish literature
  • 8. American post-war prose
  • 9. Beat generation
  • 10. American post-war drama
  • 11. American post-war poetry
  • 12. Contemporary American literature
  • 13. Summary
    required literature
  • Procházka, Martin, Quinn, Justin. Lectures on American Literature. 2012. info
    recommended literature
  • HILSKÝ, M. Modernisté. Praha, 1995. info
  • BERCOVITCH, Sacvan. The Cambridge history of American literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 978-1-139-05469-0. info
  • HILSKÝ, M.; ZELENKA, M. (edd.). Od Poea k postmodernismu (Proměny americké prózy). Praha, 1993. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Compulsory active participation in seminars min. 75%, presentation written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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