UBKCJLNP17 Literary theory and the context of philosophical thinking

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jan Heczko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Heczko, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jan Heczko, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 10:30–12:15 H9
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UBKCJLNP17/A: Wed 12:15–13:00 H9, J. Heczko
Basic orientation in the problems of literary theory.
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 presents the intersection of selected issues of literary theory and philosophical thinking, while the main goal is to acquaint students with more general thought contexts of theoretical concepts and schools.
Learning outcomes
The student will gain an awareness of philosophical assumptions and contexts of the main concepts of literary theory.
  • 1. Mythos, logos, kerygma - a word in Greek and Roman culture, in the Jewish and Christian tradition; N. Frye 2. Mimesis - Plato, Aristotle 3. Aesthetically - I. Kant 4. Story and metaphysics of art - G. W. F. Hegel 5. Nietzsche and art 6. After Hegel - M. M. Bachtin, W. Benjamin, Marxism, critical theory 7. Perspective of the perceiver - phenomenology, reception aesthetics 8. Ontology - poetic work as an event of being and the happening of truth (M. Heidegger); literature and weak thinking (G. Vattimo) 9. Turn to language and / as a sign - U. Eco, R. Barthes 10. Art of interpretation, hermeneutics - H.-G. Gadamer, P. Ricoeur 11. Subject - starting point, or effect of discourse? (M. Foucault); literature, subject and work of mourning (J. Derrida) 12. Institution and singularity - deconstruction 13. Gesture and oath - language and literature in the work of G. Agamben
    required literature
  • PETŘÍČEK, Miroslav. Filosofie en noir. Praha, 2019.
  • CAMPAGNON, A. Démon teorie. Brno, 2009. info
  • EAGLETON, T. Sladké násilí: idea tragična. Brno, 2007. info
  • PECHLIVANOS, M. - RIEGER, S. - STRUCK, W. - WELTZ, M. Úvod do literární vědy. Praha, 1999. info
    recommended literature
  • MAJOR, L. - PETŘÍČEK, M. jr. (ed.):. Myšlení o divadle I., II. Praha 1993. info
  • FIŠEROVÁ, M. Dekonstrukce podpisu. Praha, 2018.
  • MÜLLER, R. ? ŠIDÁK, P. (eds.). Slovník novější literární teorie: glosář pojmů. Praha, 2012. info
  • Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury. Brno, 2006. info
    not specified
  • ZIMA, P. V. Literární estetika. Olomouc, 1998. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar, group reading.
Assessment methods
Paper, oral exam.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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