FJ2B028 Time and the Narrative Categories

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022

The course is not taught in Autumn 2022

Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Petr Kyloušek, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Kyloušek, CSc.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Knowledge of French language at C1 CEFRL level, ability to analyze literary texts.
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course shows different approaches to the category of time in literary texts.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify different functions of verbal forms in the narration
- to understand the relationship between verbal forms and narrative perspective
- analyze different positions of narrative perspective
  • The course combines theoretical approach with analysis of concrete texts. Main problems treated:
  • 1. Time in physical, bilogical and psychological meaning. Time in different cultures.
  • 2. Expressing time: linguistic means, verbal tenses, adverbs, nouns, deixis, "temps du discours" and "temps du récit" in French(Benveniste, Genette, Maingueneau.
  • 3. Time and narrator: Diderot, Balzac, Gide, Céline.
  • 4. Time and space in the mythe and in the novel: Lévi-Strauss, Tournier.
  • 5. Representing time: Proust.
  • 6. Subjectivity and the representation of time: Le Clézio.
  • 7. Time on stage: Ionesco, Beckett.
  • Maingueneau, Dominique. Elements de linguistique pour le texte littéraire. Paris. Bordas 1990
  • Benveniste, Emile. Problees de linguistique générale, Paris. Galliimard 1996
  • BERGSON, Henri. Durée et simultanéité : a propos de la théorie d'Einstein. Paris: Félix Alcan, 1922. viii, 245. info
  • KYLOUŠEK, Petr. Znak, struktura, vyprávění. Výbor z prací francouzského strukturalismu (Sign, structure and narration). 1st ed. Brno: Host, 2002. 324 pp. Strukturalistická knihovna 10. ISBN 80-7294-016-3. info
  • BENVENISTE, Émile. Dvanáct esejů o jazyce. Translated by Miroslav Pravda - Jan Šabršula. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1970. 227 s. URL info
  • Maingueneau, Dominique. La pragmatique pour le discours littéraire. Paris. Bordas 1990
  • BERGSON, Henri. Čas a svoboda : o bezprostředních datech vědomí. Translated by Boris Jakovenko. Praha: Filosofický ústav AV ČR, 1994. 134 s. ISBN 80-7007-065-X. info
  • KYLOUŠEK, Petr. Temps, formes verbales et narration (Tense, verbal forms and narration). In Opera Romanica. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita, 2001. p. 181-193. ISBN 80-7040-504-X. info
  • KYLOUŠEK, Petr. Les temps de J.-M.G. Le Clézio. (Tenses in J.--M. G. Le Clézio.). Etudes Romanes de Brno. Brno.: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity Brno, 1994, XLIII, No 14, p. 19-34. ISSN 0231-7532. info
  • KYLOUŠEK, Petr. Mythe, roman et temporalité. (Myth, Novel and Temporality.). Etudes Romanes de Brno. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity Brno, 1995, XLIV, No 15, p. 7-14. ISSN 0231-7532. info
  • DOLEŽEL, Lubomír. Heterocosmica. Fikce a možné světy (Heterocosmica. Fiction and Possible Worlds). Vydání české první. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 2003. 311 pp. ISBN 80-246-0735-2. info
  • Kubíček, Tomáš, Vypravěč, Brno, Host 2007
  • Červenka, Miroslav, Fikční světy lyriky, Litomyšl, Paseka 2003
Teaching methods
Lecture: description of the literary field, explanation and definition of basic notions and their demonstration on concrete texts by concrete authors.
Seminar: Application of the acquired theoretical knowledge on authentic texts. In the form of a presentation the students show their capability to connect their theoretical knowledge while working with a concrete text.
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught only once.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information

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