VV027 Postmodern culture

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Wed 14:00–15:50 C511
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 46/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: orientation in postmodern culture. It is based on not-only-Czech philosophical and culturally historical background. It endeavors after the critique of the consumer conception of life as well as comprehension of racist and xenophobic pathology via new art and multimedia means. A part of the course is the observation of current cultural events. At the end of the course students should be able to understand and explain postmodern culture; interpret actual artistic activity.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
to define the philosophical basis of postmodern culture;
to distinguish kitsch and consumer culture;
to evaluate new arts and multimedia means of expression;
clarifying vision as empowering the world - loss of gnoseological concept, interactive understanding of our position in the world, offensive nature of visual perception, character functionality, language functionality, language of media, social value of virtual reality, world of visual characters, new concept of reality.
  • Laws of the development of styles in cultural and social epochs
  • Modern and modernization
  • Cultural outsiders vs. oficial production
  • About nature of our culture
  • The philosophical bases of postmodern culture
  • Postmodern as a self-criticism of modern
  • Psychological bases of culture
  • Modern vs. postmodern culture
  • Postmodern culture in literature, music, fine arts, architecture and popular culture
  • Junk art and consumer culture
  • Alternative and new culture
  • Underground, videos, commercials apparent and hidden, interdomain works, one artistic branch melting into another, the so-called new arts and multimedia modes of expression
  • Postmodern culture in a sociological approach
  • Human personality in postmodern times
  • Feminism and sexual harassment
  • The pathology of man's efficiency, racism and xenophobia, the myth of supermen and androgyns
    required literature
  • PROKEŠ, Josef and Petr NEDOMA. Pod jednou střechou - fenomén postmoderny v českém výtvarném umění. První. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1994. 197 pp. ISBN 80-210-0872-5. info
    not specified
  • LYOTARD, Jean François. O postmodernismu :postmoderno vysvětlované dětem : postmoderní situace. Translated by Jiří Pechar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1993. 206 s. ISBN 80-7007-047-1. info
  • ECO, Umberto. Skeptikové a těšitelé. Translated by Zdeněk Frýbort. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1995. 417 s. ISBN 8020504729. info
  • ČERNÝ, Václav. O povaze naší kultury. 1. vyd. Brno: Atlantis, 1991. 71 s. ISBN 8071080144. info
Teaching methods
lecture, explanation and demonstration, class discussion, essay, presentation, project and its defence, dialogue method, guided exploration, excursion, brainstorming, critical thinking
Assessment methods
written test, group project, final essay on examined issues, recension on student theater performance which takes place on FI as a part of Dies Academicus Brunensis - stress of the article put on postmodern aspects of the inscenation
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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