UCJANGBP09 English Literature 2

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Veronika Nogolová, PhD. (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Nogolová, PhD. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Veronika Nogolová, PhD.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 8:05–8:50 M8
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UCJANGBP09/A: Wed 8:55–9:40 M8, V. Nogolová
UCJANGBP09/B: Wed 9:45–10:30 M12, V. Nogolová
Knowledge gained in the course English Literature 1
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 deals with contemporary English-written literature, including its postcolonial element. In its scope, it covers all literary genres currently cultivated in Great Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth nations. Selected texts to be analysed therefore include fiction, poetry, drama and literary criticism. The goal of the course is to facilitate the skill of well-informed and erudite interpretation of literary texts to a large degree mirroring our own times.
Learning outcomes
Orientation in the contemporary English literature of various genres. The skill of critical analysis of literary texts.
  • 1. First Romantic generation 2. Second Romantic generation 3. Victorian novel: realism. 4. Victorian novel: Post-romanticism. 5. Victorian poetry. 6. Colonial literature. 7. Drama at the turn of the centuries. 8. Modernism. 9. Bloomsbury group. 10. Postwar British prose. 11. Postwar British poetry. 12. Postwar British drama. 13. Contemporary British literature.
  • Secondary literature:
  • Burgess, A.: English Litearture, Harlow: Longman, 1991.
  • Hilský, Martin: Modernisté, Praha: Torst, 1995.
  • Hilský, Martin: Současný britský román.
  • Oliveriusová, E. a kol.: Dějiny anglické literatury, Praha: SPN, 1988.
  • Sanders, A.: The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.
  • Stříbrný, Z.: Dějiny anglické literatury 2, Praha: Academia, 1988.
  • Seminar reading: see Moodle. Each topic is covered by compulsory reading of one longer text (a novel, a novella, a play) or five selected poems or three selected short stories.
  • Kastan, D. S. (2006). The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Oxford: OUP. Sanders, A. (1994). The Short Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (dostupné na http://elibrary.bsu.az/books_400/N_253.pdf)
  • Burgess, A. (1991). English Literature: A Survey for Students. London: Longman. Caserio, R. L. The Cambridge companion to the twentieth-century English novel. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0521711159
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar.
Assessment methods
presentation, written test, reading-based discussion
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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