NARD51 Fiction and fictionality

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Completed MA studies.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is designed as a introduction to theory of fiction and fictionality. The main concepts of fiction are introduced in their historical contexts, their strong and week points are emphasized. The course also allows students to apply the theoretical knowledge to particular fictional and non-fictional texts.
Learning outcomes
After having finished the course the students will be able to:
- understand the main problems in defining fiction;
- know basic theories of fiction;
- understand the historical dimension of fictionality;
- apply the finding to particular literary texts.
  • Concepts of fictionality, Fictional and non-fictional reference, Fictional and factual narrative, Modernist and post-modernist fiction and history, Realist narrative, Typology of fictional worlds, Autobiography and autofiction, Literary myth, Fantastic literature.
  • KOTEN, Jiří. Jak se fikce dělá slovy : pragmatické aspekty vyprávění. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2013, 160 s. ISBN 9788072948468. info
  • WHITE, Hayden V. Metahistorie : historická imaginace v Evropě devatenáctého století. Translated by Miroslav Kotásek. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2011, 608 stran. ISBN 9788072943760. info
  • FRYE, Northrop. Anatomie kritiky : čtyři eseje. Edited by Harold Bloom, Translated by Sylva Ficová. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2003, 440 stran. ISBN 8072940783. info
  • Heterocosmica : fikce a možné světy. Translated by Lubomír Doležel. Vydání české první. Praha: Karolinum, 2003, 311 stran. ISBN 8024607352. info
  • COHN, Dorrit. The distinction of fiction. Johns Hopkins paperbacks edi. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, ix,197 str. ISBN 0801865220. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar.
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: blok.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Autumn 2022.
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