REMgr01 Introduction to Byzantine Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Kulhánková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Kulhánková, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 14:00–15:40 VP
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
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide introduction to Byzantine Studies and to present a brief survey of the history of Byzantine literature.
Learning outcomes
Students will become familiar with the most significant Byzantine authors, they will understand the specifics and the patterns of development of the Byzantine literature and they will be able to use the information to understand Modern Greek literature better. With the use of dictionaries, students will be capable of understanding Byzantine literary texts. They will be able to understand the basics of Byzantine philology and Byzantology on the whole and they will understand the relation of the field to Modern Greek studies.
Syllabus
  • The subject matter of Byzantine Studies.
  • Basic literature and academic journals.
  • The Internet sources.
  • Current problems of Byzantology.
  • Secondary scholarly disciplines.
  • Periodization of Byzantine literature.
  • Survey of genres and lectures on the most significant authors.
  • Reading and translatinf of examples of Byzantine literature.
  • Presentations.
Literature
  • Kazhdan A., A History of Byzantine Literature (650–850), Athens 1999
  • Kazhdan A., A History of Byzantine Literature (850–1000), Athens 2006
  • The Ashgate research companion to Byzantine hagiography. Edited by Stephanos Efthymiadis. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. xix, 512. ISBN 9781472404152. info
  • The Ashgate research companion to Byzantine hagiography. Edited by Stephanos Efthymiadis. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. xix, 440. ISBN 9781409407249. info
  • The Oxford handbook of Byzantine studies. Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys - John F. Haldon - Robin Cormack. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xxix, 1021. ISBN 9780199252466. info
  • BORECKÝ, Bořivoj and Růžena DOSTÁLOVÁ. Slovník řeckých spisovatelů. Druhé, přepracované a dop. Praha: LEDA, 2006. 663 stran. ISBN 8073350661. info
  • AVENARIUS, Alexander, Růžena DOSTÁLOVÁ, Vladimír FIALA, Věra HROCHOVÁ, Milan LOOS, Oldřich TŮMA and Vladimír VAVŘÍNEK. Dějiny Byzance. Edited by Bohumila Zástěrová. Vydání 1. Praha: Academia, 1992. 529 stran. ISBN 8020004548. info
  • The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium. Edited by Aleksandr Petrovič Každan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. S. [i-iv]. ISBN 0195046528. info
  • DOSTÁLOVÁ, Růžena. Byzantská vzdělanost. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1990. 415 s. ISBN 8070210346. info
Teaching methods
Online lectures, seminars.
Assessment methods
Active participation and a presentation. Written and oral exam aimed at testing the student’s insight into the main theories, concepts and methodologies of the discipline, or in the work of the main representatives of the scholarly discourse, and at checking the student’s ability to connect relevant facts into logical relations.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.

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