UCJANGBP41 Contemporary Anglophone Literatures

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Veronika Nogolová, PhD. (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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJANGBP41/A: Thu 8:55–9:40 M12, V. Nogolová
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 introduces students to the main trends in contemporary Anglophone literature. They will get acquainted with the works of important contemporary English-speaking authors through their book production as well as film and serial adaptations. Students will discuss individual films, their episodes, characters and themes. The main focus will be on dystopia, which has become one of the most popular genres. The course will also include a critical comparison of film adaptations with their literary models. Two seminars will be devoted to current topics in contemporary Anglo-American popular music.
Learning outcomes
The student will be aware of trends in contemporary Anglophone literature and culture, will be able to interpret literary and song lyrics.
  • 1. Introduction to the course
  • 2. What is Utopia?
  • 3. What is Dystopia?
  • 4. English Dystopian Narratives 1
  • 5. English Dystopian Narratives 2
  • 6. American Dystopian Narratives 1
  • 7. American Dystopian Narratives 2
  • 8. Dystopia and Adaptation 1
  • 9. Dystopia and Adaptation 2
  • 10. Dystopia and Adaptation 3
  • 11. Current Trends in Music 1
  • 12. Current Trends in Music 2
  • 13. Course summary
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
seminar attendance 75% presentation oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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