CJC040 Theory of Literature for Bachelors - Lecture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2015
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)
Mgr. Zuzana Fonioková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 14:10–15:45 U36
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/100, only registered: 0/100
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.
After finishing the course the students will be able:
to understand the crucial literary theoretical conceptions of the 20th century;
the ability to critically analyse and compare particular literary theoretical conceptions and their connections;
to apply these conceptions to analyses of artistic texts;
to put the literary theoretical development within a wider, historical and cultural realms.
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
Teaching methods
Lecture is based on methods of presentation, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
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.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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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 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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