CJp202 Literary Criticism and Textology

Faculty of Education
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught partially online.
Teacher(s)
PhDr. David Kroča, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. David Kroča, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Petra Rozbořilová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CJp202/01: Mon 9:00–9:50 učebna 56, D. Kroča
CJp202/02: Mon 15:00–15:50 učebna 53, D. Kroča
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able: aquire basic concepts, methods and rules of literary criticism and textology. Students write their own mock review and use the method of critical reading to assess reviews in daily press as well as professinal journals. They will be able to analyse and interpret a literary text using the form of a review and a literary-critical study.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able: aquire basic concepts, methods and rules of literary criticism and textology. Students write their own mock review and use the method of critical reading to assess reviews in daily press as well as professinal journals. They will be able to analyse and interpret a literary text using the form of a review and a literary-critical study.
Syllabus
  • 1. The organization and conditions of the course. Introduction of course related literature. 2. What is and what isn’t criticism and why it exists. Genres and forms of literary criticism. 3. Reviews. Types of reviews. Examples of reviews, ones formally acceptable and unacceptable. 4. Typology of critical approach to text. 5. Analysis of a selected review from a professional magazine. 6. Analysis of selected reviews from daily and professional press (comparison of different responses to the same book). 7. Comments on the development of literary criticism in the 19th century (examples). 8. Czech literary criticism in the 20th century (key events). 9. Introduction into textology: relationship between textual sources. 10. Introduction into textology: publication of critical text. 11. Editing text for publishing as a final phase of editorial work. 12. Evaluation of seminar works: so-called practice reviews.
Literature
  • Editor a text : úvod do praktické textologie. Edited by Jiří Flaišman - Michal Kosák - Rudolf Havel - Břetislav Štorek. Vyd. 2. Praha: Paseka, 2006. 182 s. ISBN 8071856533. info
  • HAMAN, Aleš. Nástin dějin české literární kritiky. 1. vyd. Jinočany: H & H, 2000. 131 s. ISBN 8086022633. info
  • GALÍK, Josef. Panorama české literatury :(literární dějiny od počátků do současnosti). Edited by Lubomír Machala - Eduard Petrů. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 1994. 547 s. ISBN 80-85839-04-0. info
  • VAŠÁK, Pavel. Textologie :teorie a ediční praxe. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1993. 235 s. ISBN 80-7066-638-2. info
  • FRYE, Northrop. Anatomy of criticism. London: Penguin Books, 1990. 383 s. ISBN 0-14-012480-2. info
  • Čítanka české literární kritiky. Edited by František Buriánek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1974. 435 s. info
  • ČERNÝ, Václav. Co je kritika, co není a k čemu je na světě. Vyd. 1. V Brně: Blok, 1968. 81 s. info
  • NOVÁK, Arne. Kritika literární : metody a směry, zásady a prakse. 2. vyd. Praha: F. Topič, 1925. info
Teaching methods
Form of course: seminar, homeworks, text analysis. The seminar is linked to text analyses and a subsequent discussion of the topics presented in the course.
Assessment methods
Student must responsibly prepare for individual seminar, and successfully submit a so-called practice review (including submitting it before an agreed-upon deadline) in order to receive their credit. Students demonstrate their knowledge of genres and forms of literary criticism and their ability to write a review on the level of a national daily newspaper.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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