ISKM40 Literature in Culture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Horáček (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc.
Department of Information and Library Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies – Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 B2.24, except Tue 14. 11.
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is an optional sequel to the course Literature in Cultural Context. It is focused on one period, possibly on one theme or genre selected in agreement with students in the course. The course provides specialized study, including extensive work with the secondary literature.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course students:
Acquire detailed knowledge of the period, theme or genre in question.
Understand the issues of history of literature as a part of culture.
Are familiar with characteristics of some major works in cultural context.
Learn the principles for creating texts of selected genres.
Are familiar with issues of publishing of major literary works in Czech editions and translations.
  • Interpretation of the selected period, theme, or genre .
  • Discussing selected links with the history of knowledge, such as creating of encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
  • Interpretation of selected literary works
  • Working with texts of primary and secondary literature and excerpts from them.
  • In the seminar part of the course the acquired knowledge is applied during the writing of seminar papers.
  • BLOOM, Harold. Kánon západní literatury : knihy, které prošly zkouškou věků. Translated by Ladislav Nagy - Martin Pokorný. V českém jazyce vyd. 1. Praha: Prostor, 2000, 637 s. ISBN 8072600133. info
  • O psaní dějin : teoretické a metodologické problémy literární historiografie. Edited by Kateřina Piorecká - Ondřej Sládek. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2007, 229 stran. ISBN 9788020015440. info
  • WIENDL, Jan (ed.): Literatura a kánon. Praha : Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav české literatury a literární vědy, 2007. 1. vyd. 72 s. ISBN 978-80-7308-193-5
  • Dále literatura k předmětu ISKB08.
Teaching methods
The course is based on lectures, it also involves discussions and individual work of students. It contains explanations of historical development, as well as the work with texts of primary and secondary literature and their fragments.
Assessment methods
An active approach to the topic, writing the seminar paper, passing the oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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