FPF:UBKKDBK034 Contemporary World Literature - Course Information
UBKKDBK034 Towards Contemporary World LiteratureFaculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- PhDr. Hana Bednaříková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Chrobák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
- Ability to read assigned literary works in the Czech language.
- 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 aim of the course is to outline the fundamental tendencies in world literature, or selected national literatures such as Anglo-American, French, Russian, German or Latin American, from the pre-Romantic period up until aesthetic postmodernity. The course traces key trends but also broader aesthetic, generic or discursive tendencies of the given periods and epochs.
- Learning outcomes
- Students will a have a good overview of the more recent developments in world literature and will be able to think, talk and write about it in a contextual manner. The main instruments will be independent reading as well as knowledge drawn from the individual lectures of the course.
- 1. Enlightenment and pre-Romanticism (Voltaire, J. J. Rousseau, L. Sterne)
- 2. Romanticism in European literatures (England, France, Germany)
- 3. Realism (Russian, English and French realism)
- 4. Naturalism (E. Zola and Tain determinism)
- 5. Modern. Currents of the second half of the 19th century (impressionism, symbolism and the concept of fin de siècle
- 6. Avant-garde and its manifestations I. (expressionism, futurism, cubism and cubofuturism)
- 7. Avant-garde and its manifestations II. (dada and surrealism)
- 8. Prose between the two world wars I .: prose written in English (modernism, Bloomsbury aesthetics, "lost generation")
- 9. Prose between the two world wars II .: German prose written (German bourgeois culture, German Jewish and non-Jewish works in the Czech lands)
- 10. Prose of the second half of the 20th century I .: existentialism (philosophical background, A. Camus, J.-P. Sartre)
- 11. Prose of the second half of the 20th century II .: Beat Generation (J. Kerouac, A. Ginsberg et al.)
- 12. Prose of the second half of the 20th century III .: magical realism and postmodernism (G. G. Márquez, U. Eco)
- 13. Postcolonial literature
- required literature
- MACURA, V. Slovník světových literárních děl 1, 2. Praha, 1989.
- HODROVÁ, D. Hledání románu. Praha, 1989.
- POSPÍŠIL, I. Světové literatury 20. století v kostce. Praha, 1999.
- BLOOM, H. Kánon západní literatury. Praha: Prostor, 2000. info
- recommended literature
- AUERBACH, E,. Mimesis. Praha, 1886.
- HILSKÝ, M. Modernisté. Praha: Torst, 1995.
- LUKAVSKÁ, E. „Zázračné reálno“ a magický realismus. Brno: Host, 2003.
- BUTLER, Ch. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
- ASHCROFT, B., GRIFFITHS, G., TIFFIN, H. The Empire Writes Back. London: Routledge, 2001.
- NOVOTNÝ, V. Eseje o ruských spisovatelích. Praha: Cherm, 2006.
- Bertens, H. - Natoli, J. Encyklopedie postmodernismu. Brno 2005.
- GLABAZŇA, R. “National and Transnational Identities in Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh.” In Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 4, 2 (2013): 19–34.
- Teaching methods
- Assessment methods
- Reading. Essay. Written exam.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 8p/sem.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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