CJC040 Theory of Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jan Tlustý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc.
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Timetable
Wed 10:00–11:35 C33
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The lecture focuses on crucial topics and trends of literaty theoretical investigation of the 20th Century, analysing their particular attitudes and evaluating their contribution for the purpose of interpretation. Among others positivism, formalism, Prague School structuralism, Constance School, veroslogy and narratology are dicussed. All the topics are presented to the students in wider cultural and historical relationships.
The aims of the lecture are:
to introduce the crucial literary theoretical conceptions of the 20th century to the students
to show the importance and applicability of these conceptions to analyses of artistic texts
to describe the literary theoretical development within a wider, historical and cultural realm.
Syllabus
  • Foundations of Russian Formalism; Theory of chronotope and polyglossia: Bakhtin; Archetypal Criticism: Frye, Jung; Theory of genre I - fairy tale (Propp, Černoušek); Prague Linguistic Circle: history, the importance in the history of literary science, the method of structuralism; Main figures of the Prague Linguistic Circle: Jakobson, Mukařovský; Theory of genre II: value - high and low literatures (Eco), comic books; Phenomenological impulses: Ingarden, Heidegger, Patočka, Iser; Hermeneutical impulses: Gadamer, reception aesthetics, Ricoeur.
Literature
  • Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury : koncepce / osobnosti / základní pojmy. Edited by Ansgar Nünning - Jiří Trávníček - Jiří Holý, Translated by Al. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2006. 912 stran. ISBN 8072941704. info
  • ČERVENKA, Miroslav. Na cestě ke smyslu : poetika literárního díla 20. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Torst, 2005. 1051 s. ISBN 8072152440. info
  • EAGLETON, Terry. Úvod do literární teorie. Translated by Petr Onufer. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 2005. 363 s. ISBN 8086138720. info
  • CULLER, Jonathan. Krátký úvod do literární teorie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2002. 167 s. ISBN 80-7294-070-8. info
  • ČERVENKA, Miroslav. Pohledy zblízka: zvuk, význam, obraz :poetika literárního díla 20. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Torst, 2002. 586 s. ISBN 80-7215-171-1. info
  • HODROVÁ, Daniela. --na okraji chaosu-- :poetika literárního díla 20. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Torst, 2001. 865 s. ISBN 80-7215-140-1. info
  • HAWKES, Terence. Strukturalismus a sémiotika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Host, 1999. 174 s. ISBN 80-86055-62-0. info
  • ZIMA, Petr V. Literární estetika. 2. vyd. Olomouc: Votobia, 1998. 447 s. ISBN 80-7198-329-2. info
Assessment methods
The course ends with an exam which consists of an written and oral parts. In order to be examined the students must have passed the Theory of literature seminars I. and II. During the exam the students have to prove the knowledge of main concepts and issues of literary theoretical conceptions of the 20th century. The students are obliged to present their knowledge of seven literary theoretical studies and three monographies (chosen from the list).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Přednáška je vázána na dvousemestrový seminář Teorie literatury I a II. Předmět si zapíší všichni studující bohemistiky; zkouška je povinná, účast na přednášce je nepovinná. Zapsaní posluchači z oboru Sdružená uměnovědná studia ukončí předmět kolokviem.
General note: Z kapacitních důvodů je letos přednáška otevřena pouze studujícím češtiny a Sdružených uměnovědných studií.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2001, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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