CJC020 Introduction into Czech Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Michal Fránek, 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 also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After finishing the course students:
- are familiar with issues concerning literary studies, literary science and its structure;
- understand particularities of literature as a kind of art, and its functional division;
- acquire theoretical principles of versology;
- are able to analyse texts from the versology point of view;
- are able to apply theoretical knowledge during complex interpretations of texts.
The aim of the lecture is to make the first-year students acquainted with the ways of studying Czech literature, defining the field of study against other art disciplines. In the first part of the term, literary studies are characterised [including definition, categorisation (function, genres, oral/written mode) basic reference literature, literary history and literary criticism, literary theory, etc.] while in the second part the lectures will focus on versology in some detail (e.g. types of verse systems and forms, free verse, stress, expressiveness, metre, rhythm, trochee, iamb, dactyl, blankverse, alexandrine, logaeds, hexameter, pentameter, etc.) This should be done in such a way to make it possible for the student to use the acquired knowledge in practice.
  • (dr. Urválková): The ways of studying Czech literature. The introduction to the literature of the field, its evaluation, ways of using it.
  • (mgr. Matýsová-Schwarzová, Ústřední knihovna Brno) Elektronické informační zdroje. Metodika citování.
  • (dr. Urválková): Art. The essence of art. The function of art. Types of art. Literature. The specificities of literature in comparison with other art forms. Basic terminology. The difference between oral and written literature. Categorisation of literature according to function.
  • (dr. Urválková): Literary Studies: literary history, literary criticism, literary theory. The model of the literary communication.
  • (dr. Urválková):
  • . (doc. Válek): Characterisation of verse. Verse systems.Syllabic verse. Tonic verse. Free verse.
  • (doc. Válek): Syllabo-tonic verse. Stress, expressiveness, metre, rhythm, trochee, iamb, dactyl, blankverse, alexandrine, logaeds, etc.
  • doc. Válek): Hexameter, pentameter etc.
  • (doc. Bočková): Bible.
  • Petrů, Eduard, Úvod do studia literární vědy, Olomouc, Rubico 2000.
  • Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury : koncepce / osobnosti / základní pojmy. Edited by Ansgar Nünning - Jiří Trávníček - Jiří Holý, Translated by Al. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2006. 912 stran. ISBN 8072941704. info
  • HAMAN, Aleš. Úvod do studia literatury a interpretace díla. 1. vyd. Jinočany: H&H, 1999. 179 s. ISBN 8086022579. info
  • ECO, Umberto and Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. info
  • ŽILKA, Tibor. Poetický slovník [Žilka, 1987]. 2. dopl. vyd. Bratislava: Tatran, 1987. 435 s. info
  • HRABÁK, Josef. Úvod do teorie verše [Hrabák, 1978]. 5., přeprac. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1978. 239 s. info
  • HRABÁK, Josef. Poetika [Hrabák, 1977]. 2. vyd. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1977. 361 s. info
Teaching methods
The lecture is combined with a seminar (in case of versological interpretations). The method of presentation is supplemented with practical applications of knowledge during analyses of texts (with active student participation).
Assessment methods
The lecture is complemented with an obligatory seminar that lasts one semester (Introduction into the Study of Czech Literature). The topics of the lecture are included in a written e-learning-test which concludes the lectures.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: K přednášce náleží seminář Úvod do studia lit., celý kurs je zakončen zkouškou.
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si zapíší všichni studující bohemistiky; zkouška je povinná, účast na přednášce je nepovinná. Zapsaní posluchači z jiných oborů ukončují předmět kolokviem (2K).
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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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