UBKCJLBP36 Contemporary thinking about literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Libor Martinek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Heczko, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Libor Martinek, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
each odd Tuesday 12:15–13:50 M11, except Tue 12. 3. ; and Sun 17. 3. 11:15–13:50 M11
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UBKCJLBP36/A: Wed 8:55–10:30 H8, J. Heczko
First of all willingness, then ability to understand philosophical and literary-theoretical text.
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 present the changes in literary theory (criticism) and literary thinking from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. In addition to the diversity of approaches to literature, the changed presence of traditional issues in contemporary thinking about literature is also emphasized.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will gain an overview of the main theoretical reflections of literature from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The student will deepen his ability to understand literature and reflect on his reading experience.
  • 1. Theory of literature yesterday and today. From essential questions to cultural studies
  • 2. Psychoanalysis
  • 3. Phenomenology
  • 4. Russian formalism, New Criticism
  • 5. Semiotics, structuralism
  • 6. Bachtin
  • 7. Hermeneutics
  • 8. Poststructuralism
  • 9. Deconstruction I
  • 10. Deconstruction II
  • 11. Feminism, gender
  • 12. New historicism
  • 13. Repetition, summary
    required literature
  • BURZYŃSKA, A. Teorie literatury 20. století [online]. Dostupné z: https://wordandsense.ff.cuni.cz/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2016/02/anna-bur-zyńska_267-293.pdf.
  • MITOSEKOVÁ, Z. Teorie literatury: historický přehled. Brno, 2010. info
  • NÜNNING, A. (ed.). Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury. Brno, 2006. info
    recommended literature
  • PEPRNÍK, M. Směry literární interpretace XX. století. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2000.
  • MATONOHA, J. et al. Za (de)konstruktivismem. Kritické koncepty (post)poststrukturální literární a kulturní teorie. Praha: Academia, 2018.
  • JEDLIČKOVÁ, A., MACURA, V. et al. Průvodce po světové literární teorii 20. století. Brno: Host, 2013.
  • MÜLLER, R. ? ŠIDÁK, P. (eds.). Slovník novější literární teorie: glosář pojmů. Praha, 2012. info
  • PECHLIVANOS, M. - RIEGER, S. - STRUCK, W. - WELTZ, M. Úvod do literární vědy. Praha, 1999. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, joint commentated reading of theoretical texts in the seminar.
Assessment methods
Presentation of a paper on a given topic. 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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