UCJNCOBP06 Introduction to Literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Miroslav Urbanec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Miroslav Urbanec, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Thu 9:45–11:20 PrPed
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 main goal of the lecture is to acquaint students with the basic concepts of literary science and German technical terminology. Another goal is to show students on short model texts the procedure for the analysis of specific literary texts (poetry, epics, drama). An important role in this context is played by the tasks that students work out at home according to the instructions of the teacher and which follow the model analyzes performed in the full-time form of teaching.
Learning outcomes
The student is able to define the basic concepts of literary science and knows German technical terminology. The student is able to apply this terminology to a practical literary text.
  • 1. Definition of the term literature 2. Character analysis 3. Content analysis 4. Verse analysis (metrics) 5. Analysis of means of expression (rhetoric and stylistics) 6. Literary types 1 (poetry) 7. Literary Types 2 (epics) 8. Literary Types 3 (drama) 9. Literary theory and methods of literary work 10. Exercises in metrics 11. Exercises for rhetoric 12. Exercises in stylistics 13. Summary
    required literature
  • Schneider, J.: Einführung in die moderne Literaturwissenschaft. Bielefeld: Aisthesis-Verlag, 2008.
    recommended literature
  • Jeßing B. / Köhnen R.: Einführung in die Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft. Stuttgart / Weimar: Metzler, 2012.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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