AJL16072 British Empire and Imperialism: Narratives

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2025

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Stephen Paul Hardy, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Stephen Paul Hardy, Ph.D.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
AJ01002 Anglický jazyk II
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Předmět je nabízen i studentům mimo mateřské obory.
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Cíle předmětu
This semester's course will focus on aspects of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its slow demise in the twentieth century, but also its residue and implications. At the same time, the initial, literary focus, will be on a series of fictions produced in the first part of the twentieth century and set in parts of the British Empire, a focus including consideration of novels by Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, George Orwell, and Graham Greene and the television series 'The Jewel in the Crown' (based on Paul Scott's 'The Raj Quartet'. By the end of the course students will have read and discussed these elements and have produced an essay analysing aspects of factual and fictional (or both) treatments of the relevant areas.Students will emerge from the course having indicated an ability to analyse and combine historical and fictional perspectives on the British Empire and imperialism having produced an essay concerned with an aspect of either or both of these perspectives.
Výstupy z učení
Students completing the course will have gained a better understanding of the nature and concerns of the British Empire, as negotiated both by historians and by major works by twentieth century novelists examining the precise values, expressions, and impact of British imperialism.
  • Week 1:Feb 23rd: Introductory Week 2:March 1st: R. Kipling:Kim (1)Ch.1-8;Plain Tales From the Hills(1)('Thrown Away'; 'Yoked With an Unbeliever';'His Chance in Life'; 'Consequences';'A Germ Destroyer; 'Kidnapped'; Lawrence James: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire: 'The Terror of Our Arms' and 'Power and Greatness'; N. Canny: The Origins of Empire; Rodger: Power and Empire Week 3: March 8th: R. Kipling: Kim (2)Ch. 9-15; Plain Tales from the Hills (2)('His Wedded Wife', 'Beyond the Pale'; 'The Daughter of the Regiment'; 'The Bisara of Pooree; 'The Story of Muhammad Din';Eric Hobsbawm : The Age of Empire: Ch.3: 'The Age of Empire' (pp. 56-83); P. O'Brien: Separable Connections; J. Horn: British Diaspora Week 4:March 15th: J.Conrad:Nostromo (1); M.Duffy: World/Wide War and British Expansion;R. Sheridan: The Formation of Caribbean Plantation Week 5: March 22nd: J. Conrad: Nostromo; Marshall:Lawrence James (2): 'The Mission of Our Race' (pp.200-234) and 'The Miracle of the World' (pp.235-249); The British D. Richardson: The British Empire and Atlantic Slavery;P. Marshall:The British in Asia Week 6: March 29th: J. Conrad: Nostromo; Lawrence James (3): 'A new Force and Power : India: 1919-42'(pp. 412-427); 'The Middle-East : 1919-42' (pp.394-411). A. Porter: Britain and Empire in the Nineteenth Century; R.Moore: Imperial India 1858-1914 Week 7: April 6th:E.M. Forster: A Passage to India:Lawrence James (4): 'Friendly Relations: India and the Liquidation of Empire' 1945-7 (pp.542-558); The World As it Is: Middle Eastern Misadventures: 1945-56 (pp.559-572);Roger Louis: Introduction Week 8: April 13th:E.M. Forster: A Passage to India:Lawrence James (5) 'Kick Their Backsides: The Suez War and Beyond' (pp.573-587); 'Unfinished Business: 1979-1998 (pp. 622-639); J. Cell: Colonial Rule Week 9: April 20th: READING WEEK: NO LESSON Week 10:April 27th: George Orwell: Burmese Days Holland: British Empire and the Great War;R.Hyam: British Empire in the Edwardian Era Week 11:May 4th: Graham Greene: The Heart of the Matter (1); G. Balfour-Paul:Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle-East; A. Knight: Latin America: L. James: 'A Great English-Speaking Country: S.Africa (pp.251-268); 'The Great Blessing That Africa Has Known' : East and West Africa (pp.268-306); Week 12: May 11th:Graham Greene: The Heart of the Matter (2);Lawrence James (6) K. Jeffery: The Second World War; W.M. Roger Louis: The Dissolution of the British Empire Week 13: May 18th: 'The Jewel in the Crown'; Lawrence James (7); R. O'Hanlon: Gender in the British Empire; F. Robinson: The British Empire and the Muslim World
    povinná literatura
  • James, Lawrence The Rise and Fall of the British Empire London Abacus (1998)
  • ORWELL, George. Burmese days. London: Penguin Books, 2002, 299 s. ISBN 0141187182. info
  • CONRAD, Joseph. Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard. Edited by Martin Seymour-Smith. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1990, 474 s. ISBN 014018371X. info
  • KIPLING, Rudyard. Kim. Edited by Alan Sandison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987, xxxviii, 3. ISBN 0192816519. info
  • GREENE, Graham. The heart of the matter. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1962, 263 s. info
  • FORSTER, E. M. A passage to India. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1961, 316 s. ISBN 0140000488. info
    doporučená literatura
  • The Oxford History of the British Empire Vols. I-IV (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998-99))
Výukové metody
The course will be taught by a combination of close and background reading and small-group and class discussion. By the end of the course the students will have written an essay analysing aspects of the British Empire and imperialism from historical or fictional perspectives or a combination of the two.
Metody hodnocení
Assessment will be by attendance and class contribution (40%) and a 6-10 page essay (60%).
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