NARD50 Methodology of literary criticism

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jan Budňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Fonioková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kačer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Completed MA studies.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is designed as a problem-based introduction to the concepts, methods, and strategies used in particular areas of literary critical investigation. As such, the course introduces modern (English) literary critical terminology to the students and also provides them with the means needed for an adequate grasp of the subject of their study and for their PhD theses.
Learning outcomes
After having finished the course the students will be able to:
- understand modern trends of literary critical investigation;
- use modern literary critical terminology in English;
- use particular methods and means of literary criticism for their study;
- apply these means and methods to their own scholarly research and aslo to writing their PhD theses.
  • Russian Formalism, Structuralism, Aesthetic Illusionism, Classical and Post-Classical Narratology Cognitive Narratology, Fictional Worlds Theory, Post-Structuralism, Cultural studies, Digital humanities, Transmediality, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Reader Response Criticism.
  • A history of Russian literary theory and criticism : the soviet age and beyond. Edited by Jevgenij Dobrenko - Galin Tichanov. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press. xvi, 406. ISBN 9780822944119. 2011. info
  • Literary theoryan introduction. Edited by Terry Eagleton. Anniversary ed., 2nd ed. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Pub. xiv, 234 p. ISBN 9781118306291. 2008. info
  • RYAN, Michael. Literary theory : a practical introduction. 2nd ed. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. ix, 238. ISBN 9781405107198. 2007. info
  • The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism. Edited by Michael Groden - Martin Kreiswirth - Imre Szeman. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xvii, 985. ISBN 0801880106. 2005. info
  • Literary theory : an anthology. Edited by Julie Rivkin - Michael Ryan. 2nd ed. Malden: Blackwell Publishing. xx, 1314. ISBN 1405106964. 2004. info
  • CULLER, Jonathan D. Literary theory : a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 149 s. ISBN 019285383X. 2000. info
  • CUDDON, J. A. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Reference. xviii, 105. ISBN 0631172149. 1991. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final written test consisting of 10 questions, 60% correct answers needed to pass.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: blok.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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