Czech literature of the second half of the 19th century represents a significant period of the history of Czech literature. The course introduces students to the most significant personalities and works of the studied period, including also the cultural and social context. Students will further develop their literary knowledge and interpretational skills with the aim to communicate with a literary work more effectively.
1. Introduction to the studies of literature of the second half of the 19th century.
2. Basic aspects of the development of literature in the second half of the 19th century, understanding the main stages of the development.
3. Development of democratic literature.
4. Differenciation of Czech literature in the last 25 years of the 19th century.
5. The end of the 19th century.
6. The onset of realism, development of literary criticism in the second half of the 19th century.
7. Literature for children in the second half of the 19th century.
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NOVÁK, Arne. Stručné dějiny literatury české. Edited by Rudolf Havel - Antonín Grund. Olomouc: R. Promberger, 1946. info
Československá akademie věd (Praha : 1952-1992). Ústav pro česko. Dějiny české literatury. 2, Literatura národního obrození. Edited by Felix Vodička, Edited by Karel Dvořák. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1960. 684 s. info
In the form of a lecture (presentation, discussion), students will use and enhance their knowledge of literary trends and movements in Czech literature of the studied period. They will be able to identify and analyze the style of outstanding personalities of Czech poetry and prose. They will further develop their literary knowledge and interpretational skills with the aim to communicate with a literary work more effectively. They will creatively use their knowledge gained not only in contact classes but also in their individual study of recommended literature which they will be able to discuss regularly with their teacher.
Type of course: Lecture. Written assignments in the course of the term are not required. emphasis is put on students´ ability to evaluate a piece of literature, compare it within the context of Czech and world literary production and defend their views using precise terminology.
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.