NJDSL4_31 Chapters from the world literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Budňák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Dědinová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Miroslav Kotásek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Petr Kyloušek, CSc. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Michaela Soleiman pour Hashemi, CSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zuzana Urválková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniel Vázquez Touriño, 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 only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course introduces students to key epochs, authors and parts of the world literature. At the end of this course the student will get an overview of important thoughts, personalities and works from the history of individual national literature (Greek, Roman, English, and American, German, Scandinavian, French, Spanish, Russian and Polish). Based on the acquired knowledge, he will be able to better understand the importance of the world literature for the creation of individual literature in the European space.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to identify key epochs, authors and works of literary history. They will be able to orientate themselves in the canonical texts of individual national literatures, interpret them and realize how much they have contributed to the formation of the European literary space.
  • Lectures and seminars will focus on: British, Australian, Greek, Czech, Latin-American, French and German-language literature from the beginning to the present. Other themes are: fantasy, anti-autopsy, science fiction, self-reflective narration and metamorphism, postmodernism.
  • Lexikon der Weltliteratur., Autoren (Variant.) : DTV-Lexikon der Weltliteratur., Autoren. Bd. 1, A-D : DTV-Lexikon der Weltliteratur., Autoren. Bd. 2, E-Kral : DTV-Lexikon der Weltliteratur., Autoren. Bd. 3, Kram-P : DTV-Lexikon der Weltliteratur., Autor. info
  • Sammlung Weltliteratur. Ser. 2, Forschung, Deutung, Darstellung (Variant.) : Weltliteratur. Ser. 2, Forschung, Deutung, Darstellung. info
  • POSPÍŠIL, Ivo. Světová literatura, tzv. kánon a slovanské literatury. In Václav Štěpánek. Velká válka a areálové souvislosti: Kultura, literatura a kulturní historie slovanských národů. Brněnské texty z filologicko-areálových studií. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. p. 191-212. ISBN 978-80-210-7703-4. info
  • BROŽ, František. Česká a světová literatura v datech. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2005. 367 s. ISBN 8072941747. info
  • NEZKUSIL, Vladimír. Česká a světová literatura po r. 1945 pro 4. ročník středních škol. 1. vyd. Praha: Fortuna, 2000. 215 s. ISBN 8071687103. info
  • Motive der Weltliteratur : ein Lexikon dichtungsgeschichtlicher Längsschnitte. Edited by Elisabeth Frenzel. 5., überarbeitete und erg. Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag, 1999. 935 s. ISBN 3520301059. info
  • AUERBACH, Erich. Philologie der Weltliteratur : sechs Versuche über Stil und Wirklichkeitswahrnehmung. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1992. 95 s. ISBN 3596114748. info
  • OLIVERIUSOVÁ, Eva. Světová literatura : antologie. 2, 19. století [3-3289/2]. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1991. ISBN 80-7066-486-X. info
  • Metzler Literatur Lexikon : Sichtwörter zur Weltliteratur. Edited by Günther Schweikle - Irmgard Schweikle. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1984. ISBN 3476005607. info
  • Weltliteratur im 20. Jahrhundert : Autorenlexikon. Edited by Manfred Brauneck. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1981. ISBN 3499162660. info
  • KRYWALSKI, Diether. Knaurs Lexikon der Weltliteratur : Autoren, Werke, Sachbegriffe. München: Droemer Knaur, 1979. ISBN 3426260115. info
  • Geschichte der Weltliteratur : Dichtung und Unterhaltungsliteratur von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Edited by Will Jacobs - Gert Richter. München: Bertelsmann, 1978. 547 s. info
  • MAYER, Hans. Deutsche Literatur und Weltliteratur : Reden und Aufsätze. 1. Aufl. Berlin: Rütten & Loening, 1957. 735 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars
Assessment methods
Active participation in seminars, interview
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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.

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