UBKKDBP038 Seminar of Cultural Journalism

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Pavla Bergmannová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavla Bergmannová
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UBKKDBP038/A: Tue 11:25–13:00 310, P. Bergmannová
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
Main aim is to form student's critical thinking by giving practical tasks, introduce basic theatre-critics genres and develope student's analytic, discussion and polemic abilities.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should have better understanding of contemporary Czech theatre and film criticism. Students will get to know different forms of criticism in profesisonal journals, daily press and on the internet. Moreover, they will get to know specifics, problems and major figures of contemporary criticism. Students will also create their own critics.
  • 1. Situation of contemporary culture critique. Relationship between culture nad critique.
  • 2. Functions and roles of theatre critique. Who is a cultural journalist?
  • 3. Mass media – theatre and broadcast: printed media, internet, radio and TV.
  • 4. Personalities of contemporary Czech theatre and broadcast critique.
  • 5. Analysis and interpretation of text.
  • 6. Mass media – film and TV journalism: printed media, internet, radio and TV.
  • 7. Personalities of contemporary Czech film and TV critique.
  • 8. Analysis and interpretation of text.
  • 9. Journalistic genres and formats: critical reflexions, newspaper critique, critical portrait, conversation.
  • 10. The cultural journalism: review, critique.
  • 11. The cultural journalism: conversation as part of critical reflection.
  • 12. The concept of a periodic culture magazine 1.
  • 13. The concept of a periodic culture magazine 2.
    required literature
  • SODOMKOVÁ, M. Jak psát žurnalistický text. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2015.
  • ČUŘÍK, J. a kol. Nové trendy v médiích. I, Online a tištěná média. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012.
  • CIESLAR, J. Hlas deníku. Praha: Torst, 2002.
  • BARTHES, R. Kritika a pravda. Praha: Dauphin, 1997.
  • Černý, V. Co je kritika, co není a k čemu je na světě. Brno: Blok, 1968. info
    recommended literature
  • BERGMANNOVÁ, P. et al. Almanach Ost-ra-var 1997-2016. Ostrava: Národní divadlo moravskoslezské, 2016.
  • MACHONIN, S. Šance divadla. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2005.
  • MONACO, J. Jak číst film. Praha: Albatros, 2004. info
  • FRYE, N. Anatomie kritiky. Brno, 2003. info
    not specified
  • Machalická, J. Kdokoliv může psát cokoliv. Literární noviny 1998, č. 44. Literární noviny 1998, č. 44. info
Teaching methods
Class discussion, individual reading, submitting tasks. The emphasis is on active work (critical analysis).
Assessment methods
1. Participation in seminars (max. two absences are permitted).
2. Active participation in class discussions and analysis, based on the knowledge of prescribed literature.
3. Well-timed implementation of partial tasks.
4. Completion of the course paper - review. Unsatisfactory papers will be returned for revision.
5. Credits are awarded based on the submission of the course paper with respect to the student´s participation in course discussions during the semester.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2023, Summer 2024.
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