UBKCJLBP54 Prewar Modernism

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 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
Mon 8:05–8:50 M13
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UBKCJLBP54/A: Mon 8:55–9:40 M13, M. Tichý
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
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021.
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