AJL15101 Americká literatura 1: počátky do 1890

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2024
Rozsah
0/2/0. 6 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučující
doc. Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Garance
doc. Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
Rozvrh
Po 12:00–13:40 D22, kromě Po 15. 4.
Předpoklady
( AJL01002 Anglický jazyk II || AJ01002 Anglický jazyk II ) && AJL04003 Úvod do literatury II
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je nabízen i studentům mimo mateřské obory.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 50 stud.
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Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
A survey of American literature from the colonial period to about 1890. The course prepares students to identify key authors, developments and movements in early and 19th-century American literature and culture and to explain their significance and interrelationships. It also lays the basis for further study of American literature and culture, both in the subsequent courses in the American literature sequence and in other courses and thesis work.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to identify important authors, issues, developments and movements in early American literature and culture and to explain their significance and interrelationships. They will be better able to analyze particular literary works in their cultural context, and will be prepared for further study of American literature and culture, both in the subsequent courses of the American literature sequence and in other courses and thesis work.
Osnova
  • This is a tentative list of topics to be covered. Assigned readings have in most cases been excerpted and arranged specifically for the course, and therefore should be accessed on the course ELF site in the folder indicated for each week.
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  • WEEK 1
  • BACKGROUND AND CONCEPTS FOR STUDYING EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
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  • WEEK 2
  • ENVISIONING THE “NEW-FOUND-LAND”
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  • WEEK 3
  • THE AMERICAN FOUNDING
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  • WEEK 4
  • NEOCLASSICISM AND CHANGING STYLES
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  • WEEK 5
  • INVERSIONS AND SATIRES
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  • WEEK 6
  • RACE AND SLAVERY
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  • WEEK 7
  • THE HAUNTED PAST
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  • WEEK 8
  • THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE I -- TRANSCENDENTALISM
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  • WEEK 9
  • READING WEEK: NO CLASS MEETING
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  • WEEK 10
  • THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE II -- REVOLUTIONARY WRITERS OF THE 1850s
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  • WEEK 11
  • OPPRESSION, PROTEST, AND CIVIL WAR
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  • WEEK 12
  • THE POSTWAR ERA AND LINCOLN MYTHOLOGY
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  • WEEK 13
  • THE "GILDED AGE," UTOPIANISM, REALISM AND REGIONALISM
Literatura
    doporučená literatura
  • The Cambridge introduction to early American literature. Edited by Emory Elliott. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, viii, 198. ISBN 052152041X. info
Výukové metody
Class presentations and discussions; readings, film/video viewings; postings on ELF.
Metody hodnocení
Final exam, one week after the final class meeting: 85%
Optional "supplemental" assignment to raise the final exam grade
Three ungraded but required "Short Response" postings (following instructions on ELF): 15%
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
See the course page on ELF.
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