NJDSL4_30 Methodology of Literary and Cultural History

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Budňák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mag. Vaidas Šeferis, Dr. phil. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Tlustý, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zuzana Urválková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D.
Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - 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 subject combines lectures and seminar activities suitable to familiarize students with key methodological questions of literary and cultural history and to enable them to analyze these questions in scientific texts.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to identify key issues of literary and cultural history. They will be able to orient themselves in the canonical texts of cultural theory. They will be able to analyze problematic places in conceptualizing the writing of history in monolingual and multilingual (post-national) space. P
  • Lectures and seminars will focus on: - Concept of Literary History in Russian Formalism, Czech Structurism, Anglo-Saxon New Historism - literary history of old literature - models of literary history that are used for the literary and historical conceptualization of Czech-German relations in the 19th and 20th centuries - Alternative concepts of literary history, which are defined in relation to national philological concepts. - general problems of transculturality - Literary-historical problems of individual modern literatures.
    recommended literature
  • MÜLLER-FUNK, Wolfgang. Kulturtheorie : Einführung in Schlüsseltexte der Kulturwissenschaften. 2., erw. und bearbeitete Auf. Tübingen: A. Francke, 2010. xviii, 381. ISBN 9783825228286. info
  • Texte zur Kulturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaft. Edited by Roland Borgards. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun., 2010. 292 s. ISBN 9783150187159. info
  • URVÁLEK, Aleš. Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie. Brno, 2006. ISBN 80-7294-170-4. info
  • Grundbegriffe der Kulturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaften. Edited by Ansgar Nünning. Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 2005. vii, 246. ISBN 347610351X. info
  • Culture Club : Klassiker der Kulturtheorie. Edited by Martin Ludwig Hofmann - Tobias Korta - Sibylle Niekisch. 1. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2004. 300 s. ISBN 9783518292686. info
  • Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie : Ansätze - Personen - Grundbegriffe. Edited by Ansgar Nünning. 2., überarbeitete und erwei. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2001. ix, 706. ISBN 3476016927. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars
Assessment methods
Active participation in seminars, interview
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
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, Spring 2021, Autumn 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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