UBKCJLBP13 Czech literature in the 19th century

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jakub Chrobák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Chrobák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Sichálek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jakub Chrobák, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 14:45–16:20 M10
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UBKCJLBP13/A: Tue 11:25–12:10 M8, J. Chrobák
No prerequisites need to be met.
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 is designed as an overview, so in addition to factual information about the main developmental movements within the Czech literature of the 19th century. students will also get acquainted with specific works of selected authors.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to be familiar with 19th century literature; characterize basic works; interpret developmental tendencies.
  • 1. Periodization of literary history of the national revival. Which are milestones and problematic points? Who determines the periodization of literature? 2. The first stage of the national revival, journalistic activity, the influence of Dobrovsky's prosody. 3. The second stage of the national revival. Dobrovsky and Jungmann's significance. 4. Disputes over Manuscripts: over the texts of the RKZ. Versological, thematic, linguistic analyzes. 5. The third stage of the national revival I: K. H. Mácha: May. Thematic and versological analysis. Interpretation of contemporary acceptance. 6. The third stage of the national revival II: K. J. Erben: Bouquet: another form of Czech romanticism. Erben or Majesty of the law. Tradition and romanticism. 7. The third stage of the national revival III: J. K. Tyl - romanticism and the national community. Tulle and theater. 8. Literature in the fourth period of the national revival: Grandmother of Božena Němcová ad. 9. Literature in the 1950s. and Neruda's poetry. 10. Literature of the 1950s. and its position among the ruchovsko-lumírovská generation. 11. Ruchovské and lumírovské křídlo české literatury, S. Čech: Lešetínský kovář a Broučkiády. J. V. Sládek - poet. 12. Lumírovské křídlo of Czech poetry and J. Vrchlický (own work and translations). 13. Realistic and naturalistic literature. Great novels of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century (T. Nováková, A. Jirásek, J. Š. Baar, J. Holeček, etc.)
    required literature
  • MUKAŘOVSKÝ, J. et al. Dějiny české literatury III. Praha: NČSAV, 1961
  • POHORSKÝ, M. (ed.): Dějiny české literatury II. Literatura národního obrození. Praha: NČSAV, 1960.
  • HAMAN, A. Trvání v proměně. Česká literatura 19. stol. Praha: ARSCI, 2010.
    recommended literature
  • TUREČEK, D., ZAJAC, P. et al. Český a slovenský literární klasicismus. Brno: Host, 2017.
  • HAMAN, A., TUREČEK, D. et al. Český a slovenský literární parnasismus. Brno: Host, 2015.
  • ŠMAHELOVÁ, H. V síti dějin literatury národního obrození. Praha: Karolinum, 2011.
  • TUREČEK, D. et al. České literární romantično. Brno: Host, 2012.
  • STICH, A. Od Karla Havlíčka k Františku Halasovi. Praha: Torst, 1996.
    not specified
  • HOLÝ, J., LEHÁR, J., JANÁČKOVÁ, J., STICH, A. Česká literatura od počátků k dnešku. Praha: NLN, 2008.
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, homework, reading.
Assessment methods
Essay, evaluated work in the seminar, oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
Consultations are possible at any time by agreement at jakub.chrobak@fpf.slu.cz.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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