CJA004 Introduction into Literature for Bachelors

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Hana Bočková, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Fránek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Kotásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Urválková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Mon 8:00–9:40 B2.13
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 75 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/75, only registered: 0/75
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After finishing the course students:
- orientate themselves in issues concerning literary studies and literary science;
- are familiar with the most important sources of information essential for literary scientific research;
- are able to work with bibliographic tools and literary scientific reference books;
- acquire rules of working with scientific texts;
- acquire practical skills of creating scientific texts.
The intention of course is a presentation of the literary science study and introduction to the basic concepts and information, needed to practice the profession. In the course will take a part also a presentation of the libraries, bibliographies, magazines, work books, older and contemporary dictionaries; also will take a part the survey of personalities, who are representative for the discipline, as well as recommendation how to structure own scientific text. The course has an instrumental character, it also leads students to the acquirement of the practical skills. Students will us these skills and they will develop them in their further education. In general terms, the course will also simplify the orientation in the contemporary "Age of information".
  • dr. Jitka Bednářová:
  • 1.Introductory information; the study of Czech literature at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University 2.Literary science, its system and methodology 3.Sources of information – libraries 4. – basic handbooks, dictionaries 5. - periodicals 6. – bibliographies 7.Significant personalities of Czech literary science 8.Textology 9.Principles of editing 10.Scholarly literature and its reading/ required reading 11.Writing a scholarly text 12.Bibliographic data 13. Study, essay, review
  • dr. Z. Urválková:
  • 1. The study of Czech literature at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University - organisation and specifics. 2. Reading primary literatury and academic articles. 3. Literary science, its system and methodology. 4. Scientific libraries and their catalogues, internet sources. 5. Basic literary-historical manuals. 6. Basic literary-theoretical manuals. 7. Interpretation of the literary text. 8. Making a professional text: genres of professional texts and their problems. 9. Problems of bibliographical citations, bibliographical reference, quotation; notes. 10. Personages of literary science before now and now. 11. Literary magazines in Czech republic. 12. Basic editorial issues and conceptions, editing practice.
  • doc. H. Bočková:
  • 1. Introductory information; the study of Czech literature at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University 2. Literary science, its system and methodology 3. Sources of information – scientific libraries and their catalogues 4. – basic literary-historical manuals and literary-theoretical manuals, dictionaries 5. – periodicals 6. – bibliographies, internet sources 7. Significant personalities of Czech literary science 8. Writing a scholarly text 9. Bibliographic data 10.Quotation; notes 11.Textology 12.Principles of editing
  • dr. M. Kotásek:
  • 1. Introductory lesson 2. What is literature? How and why should we read in the time dominated by visual media; the role of literature within culture 3. Literary text caught between interpretation, literary history, critique and literary theory (competence of the different disciplines and their possible cooperation) 4. Information resources: primary and secondary sources - locating and using them properly; elektronic (digital) resources, libraries 5. Reading an academic text and its specifics; finding your way in a difficult text, reading techniques 6. Reading a literary text - its specifics a possible obstacles as regards interpretation 7. Overview of basic terminological encyclopedias and historical surveys - when and why to use them; literáry magazines 8. Popular and "serious" literature; prose, drama, poetry and their differences 9. Literary canon, classical literary works of art and their role in European culture 10. Academic writing: basic guidelines - formulation and structure of texts 11. Quotation, paraphrase, references, ethics of academic writing 12. Genres of academic writing: entry in a dictionary (encyclopedia), review, essay 13. The practice of editing
  • Mgr. Jitka Cholastová:
  • 1. The study of Czech literature at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University - organisation and specifics. 2. Literature, literary work as a sign 3. Literary studies, system and methodology 4. Electronic resources, databases, libraries 5. Basic handbooks, dictionaries, journals 6. Scholarly literature and its reading, recherche, excerpt 7. Literary genres - basic terms 8. Reading and interpretation of the literary text, personal notes 9. From the readong experience to the scholarly text 10. A review, a study, an essay 11. Quotations, publication ethics 12. Bibliographic data
    required literature
  • LEDERBUCHOVÁ, Ladislava. Průvodce literárním dílem : výkladový slovník základních pojmů literární teorie. Vyd. 1. Jinočany: H & H, 2002. 355 s. ISBN 8073190206. info
  • PETRŮ, Eduard. Úvod do studia literární vědy. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 2000. 187 s. ISBN 80-85839-44-X. info
  • ECO, Umberto and Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. info
    recommended literature
  • KOLÁR, Robert, Petr PLECHÁČ and Jakub ŘÍHA. Úvod do teorie verše. Vyd. 1. Praha: Akropolis, 2013. 159 s. ISBN 9788074700514. info
  • 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
  • PECHAR, Jiří. Interpretace a analýza literárního díla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2002. 286 s. ISBN 80-7007-163-X. info
  • CULLER, Jonathan. Krátký úvod do literární teorie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2002. 167 s. ISBN 80-7294-070-8. info
  • HAMAN, Aleš. Úvod do studia literatury a interpretace díla. 1. vyd. Jinočany: H&H, 1999. 179 s. ISBN 8086022579. info
  • VAŠÁK, Pavel. Textologie :teorie a ediční praxe. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1993. 235 s. ISBN 80-7066-638-2. info
    not specified
  • Průvodce po světové literární teorii 20. století. Edited by Vladimír Macura - Alice Jedličková. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2012. 839 stran. ISBN 9788072948482. info
  • Slovník novější literární teorie : glosář pojmů. Edited by Richard Müller - Pavel Šidák. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2012. 699 stran. ISBN 9788020020482. info
  • PISTORIUS, Vladimír. Jak se dělá kniha : příručka pro nakladatele. 3., dopl. a přeprac. vyd. Příbram: Pistorius & Olšanská, 2011. 280 s. ISBN 9788087053508. info
  • Slovník českých literárních časopisů, periodických literárních sborníků a almanachů 1945-2000. Edited by Blahoslav Dokoupil. Brno: Host, 2002. xvi, 334 s. ISBN 80-7294-041-4. info
  • Úvod do literární vědy [Pechlivanos, 1999] : Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft (Orig.). Edited by Miltos Pechlivanos, Translated by Miroslav Petříček. V Praze: Herrmann & synové, 1999. 452 s. info
Teaching methods
Methods of presentation, application, interpretation and discussion are used in the seminar. Students present their knowledge and skills in oral and written form.
Assessment methods
For obtaining a credit students have to prove an active contribution to the lessons; to deliver a presentation in the class; to write a short summaries; the course is concluded by a written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: K semináři náleží přednáška Úvod do studia literatury, povinná přednáška je zakončena zkouškou.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1998, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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