AJ50006 Czech Literature in English

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022

The course is not taught in Autumn 2022

Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Jiří Rambousek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
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 aim of the course is to introduce Czech literature, its history and its main works to the students.
Learning outcomes
After having finished the course the students will be able to:
- understand the main periods of the development of Czech literature;
- see the connection between Czech literature and world literature;
- recognize cannonical works of Czech literature.
  • History of Czech literature. Developmental trends in Czech literature. Masterpieces of Czech literature.
  • HOLÝ, Jiří. Writers under siege : Czech literature since 1945. 1st pub. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2008. ix, 363. ISBN 9781845191900. info
  • The phoney peace : power and culture in Central Europe, 1945-49. Edited by Robert B. Pynsent. London: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, 2000. xiv, 536. ISBN 0903425017. info
  • The literature of nationalism : essays on East European identity. Edited by Robert B. Pynsent. 1st pub. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1996. viii, 282. ISBN 0333666828. info
  • The Everyman companion to East European literature. Edited by Robert B. Pynsent - S. I. Kanikova. London: J.M. Dent, 1993. xiv, 605. ISBN 046087201X. info
  • PYNSENT, Robert B. Czech prose and verse : a selection with an introductory essay. London: University of London, the Athlone Press, 1979. lxxxiii, 1. ISBN 0485175193. info
  • Hundred towers : a Czechoslovak anthology of creative writing. Edited by Franz Carl Weiskopf. New York: L.B. Fischer, 1945. 277 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading.
Assessment methods
Final essay (6 - 8 pages).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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