CJp510 Old Czech Literature

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Ondřej Sládek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Ondřej Sládek, 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
CJp510/01: Thu 18:00–19:50 učebna 24, O. Sládek
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
Through selected topics, the seminar covers the most important works and personalities of the earliest Czech literature. The main stages (from the 9th to the 18the century) will be characterised, as well as their genre and style specificity. Deeper insights into the literary events will be offered through a detailed analysis and interpretation of artistic texts. Students will learn about the basic secondary literature which will enable them to complete and extend the gained knowledge. They will develop their literary-hisorical knowledge and interpetational skills in order to communicate with a literary work more effectively.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to identify, analyze and interpret basic literary works and genres of the earliest Czech literature.
  • Literature of the early Middle Ages (9th -13th century) Literature of the late Middle Ages (14th century) Literature of the Husite and anti-Husite movements (from the beginning to the 1470s) Humanism, renaissance and reformation (from the 1470s to the 1620s) Barogue and antireformation (from the 1620s to the 1720s)
    required literature
  • KOPECKÝ, Milan. Dějiny starší české literatury. 1. vyd. Opava: Masarykova univerzita, 1991, 80 s.
  • KOSMAS,. Kronika Čechů. Vyd. 8., (v této úpravě a v Argu 1.). Praha: Argo, 2011, 285 s. ISBN 9788025704653.
  • KOMENSKÝ, Jan Amos. Labyrint světa a ráj srdce. V České knižnici vyd. 2. Brno: Host, 2014, 249 s. ISBN 9788074911545.
  • LEHÁR, Jan a Alexandr STICH. Čítanka české literatury. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Český spisovatel, 1997, 605 s. ISBN 8020206612.
    recommended literature
  • LE GOFF, Jacques a Jean-Claude SCHMITT. Encyklopedie středověku. Edited by Franco Alessio, Translated by Lada Bosáková. Vyd. 3. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2014. 935 s. ISBN 9788074291302.
  • PETRŮ, Eduard. Vzdálené hlasy: studie o starší české literatuře. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996, 443 s. ISBN 8071981621.
  • HRABÁK, Josef (ed.). Dějiny české literatury. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1959, 531 s.
  • KOPECKÝ, Milan. Starší česká a slovenská literatura. Dotisk 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1991. 186 s. ISBN 8021002638. info
  • HRABÁK, Josef. Starší česká literatura : úvod do studia [Hrabák, 1986]. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1986. info
  • TICHÁ, Zdeňka. Cesta starší české literatury. 1. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1984. 295 s. info
    not specified
  • Objet et méthodes de l'histoire de la culture. Edited by Jacques Le Goff - Béla Köpeczi. Paris: Éditions du CNRS, 1982. 247 s. ISBN 9630529343.
  • VELTRUSKÝ, Jarmila F. The sacred farce from medieval Bohemia, Mastičkář. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1985. ix, 396 s. ISBN 0-936534-05-2.
Teaching methods
Students will get an insight into basic literary trends and movements in Czech literature in the period concerned, as well as into its genre specifics. They will further develop their literary knowledge and interpretational skills with the aim to communicate with a literary work more efficiently. 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.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: active participation in seminars (80% attendance), satisfactory seminar paper, oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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