UBKCJLNP21 Body, gender, speech, comics

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jakub Sichálek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jakub Sichálek, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UBKCJLNP21/A: Wed 14:45–16:20 310, J. Sichálek
Resolve to read chosen literary texts from 1st to 21st century; elementary knowledge of literary theory and criticism.
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 seminar develops and deepens the aim understanding of the culture history trough interpretation of selected literary texts.
Learning outcomes
The students can to analyse chosen texts/works and observe various categories of the concept of body, gender and sexuality in the legitimization of the comic or mockery as ideological and rhetorical strategy.
  • Priápeia (cca 1. stol. po Kr.).
  • Historia Apollonii.
  • Saints.
  • Monsters and monstrous bodies.
  • Woman and woman body in the religious polemics of the Hussite period.
  • Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1564).
  • Manni: Věčný pekelný žalář (1679).
  • Langer: Bohdanečský rukopis (1831).
  • Afanasjev: Russkie zavetnye skazki / Zakázané pohádky (1862/1875/ Czech transl. 2000).
  • Anonym (Felix Salten?): Josefine Mutzenbacher (1906).
  • Durych: Čert a cikánka (1927).
  • Almond: Skellig (1998 / Czech transl. 2000).
  • Roupenian: You Know You Want This (2019, also in Czech transl.).
    recommended literature
  • ŠORM, M.; BAŽANT, V. (reds.) Hranice smíchu. Praha: NLN, 2019.
  • ČINÁTLOVÁ, B. Příběh těla. Příbram: Pistorius  Olšanská, 2009.
Teaching methods
Close reading, team work.
Assessment methods
Assigned reading (as a homework) for each lesson; active participation in the seminar discussion.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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