UBKCJLBK54 Prewar Modernism

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Martin Tichý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Tichý, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martin Tichý, 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
The class pays attention to the beginnings of the avant-garde in the Czech literature, so-called prewar modernism (in the second decennium of the 20th century); the stress is given on the work with text and intermedia relations.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to:
- situate prewar modernism into the context of the Czech literature's history,
- characterize relations between literature and art in the early avant-garde,
- explain main features of prewar modernism,
- interpret important pieces of work.
  • 1. Context I – European art in the beginning of 20th century
  • 2. Context II – Czech literature in the beginning of 20th century
  • 3. Concepts: modernism, avant-garde
  • 4. Neoclassicism
  • 5. Journals
  • 6. Almanach na rok 1914 7. Generation discussion
  • 8. New modernism
  • 9. Looking for criteria
  • 10. Commented reading I – Fr. Langer: Svatý Václav
  • 11. Commented reading II – bratři Čapkové: Zářivé hlubiny a jiné prózy
  • 12. Commented reading III – S. K. Neumann: Nové zpěvy
  • 13. Repetition
Teaching methods
Lectures and interpretative seminars
Assessment methods
Paper and discussion
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4p+4s/sem.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021.
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