CJA042Bc Czech Literature from the Beginnings to the 18th century for Bachelor

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Hana Bočková, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 16:00–17:40 D33
Prerequisites (in Czech)
CJA004 Introduc. into Lit. && CJC020 Introduc. into Czech Lit.
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 22 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/22, only registered: 0/22
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main aims of the course are:
- to introduce problems of the study of old Czech literature;
- to acquire the basic knowledge concerning literary history of that period, development of the genre system and functions of old Czech literature;
- to become familiar with an essential amount of scientific literature and its methods;
- to become familiar with interpretative methods suitable for an analysis of old literature;
- to apply acquired knowledge and skills on the creation of own scientific texts.
The contents of the seminars are readings and interpretations of the selected works, included in the period of old Czech literature. By dealing with the particular texts the students should learn the features of this wide period of Czech literature, the features of the various works and the principles of their formation. The particular texts are chosen with regards to several aspects: the chronological aspect (9th – 18th century: literature of the Middle Ages, literature of Hussite period, Humanism literature and Baroque literature, plus proposals of possible periodization); the genre aspect (hagiography, historiography, lyric poetry, epos, medieval dispute, play, tractate, travels, hymnography, homiletics etc.); the linguistic aspect (works originally written in old Slavonic language, Latin and German will be read in Czech translantions) and the functional aspect (spiritual and secular literature, satirical works, scientific and scholarly works, didactic works, amusing works etc.) The works should be perceived and interpreted on the basis of the period aesthetic norms and cultural and historic context. A part of the seminar programme is devoted to the compulsory reading. - At the end of this course students are able to: • understand the development of early Czech literature and explain its transformations; • use the information about the genre system of early Czech literature; • deduce the characteristics of works which are not in the syllabus in relation to their basic characteristics and categorization; • interpret a selected extract of an early Czech text on the basis of the general knowledge of its particularities.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- acquire basic knowledge of the literary development of the given period;
- characterize and summarize important characteristics of the development of the genre system and the functions of the older literature;
- analyze the submitted texts on the basis of adopted methods and procedures;
- write a scientific text on the subject corresponding with the degree of the student´s knowledge.
Syllabus
  • Doc. Bočková: We will respect the chronological order of the texts which we will be iterpreted. The aim of the seminar is to create the idea on the form of genelogical system a its transformations. We will pay attention to texts which represent the main genres of the genelogical system in all the epoches of the czech literature until the 18th century.
  • 1. a medieval hagiography;
  • 2. a medieval chronicle;
  • 3. medieval secular love poetry;
  • 4. a medieval secular epic work;
  • 5. a medieval play;
  • 6. a medieval dispute;
  • 7. literature of the Hussite period (tendentious works); 8. Humanism literature (“information boom“);
  • 9. Renaissance amusing works;
  • 10. Jan Amos Comenius – turn of Renaissance and Baroque and the exile literature;
  • 11. Baroque spiritual poetry;
  • 12 Baroque preaching (including Baroque patriotism).
  • Prof.Hashemi (Horáková): 1. Basic specific features of old Czech literature in comparison with modern literature (especially an allegoric approach to the representation of reality), the Bible as a source and inspiration.
  • 2. The genre system in Middle Ages.
  • 3. Old Slavic literature and its specific features, "Kosmas'Chronicle".
  • 4. Love lyrics in the Middle Ages.
  • 5. Gallant epics in the Middle Ages
  • 6. Satire in the Middle Ages;
  • 7.-10. The genre system of literary renaissance/humanism (early, generalised and popularised humanism)
  • 11-13. The genre system of baroque literature (early, high and last phases of baroque literature)
  • 14. The basic works of Czech baroque poetry; the systemisation of acquired information.
Literature
  • ECO, Umberto. Umění a krása ve středověké estetice. Translated by Zdeněk Frýbort. Vydání druhé. Praha: Argo, 2007. 227 stran. ISBN 9788072038923. info
  • PETRŮ, Eduard. Zrcadlo skutečnosti :kniha o středověké, renesanční a barokní parodii. Vyd. 1. Praha: ISV, 2002. 171 s. ISBN 80-85866-90-0. info
  • Česká literatura od počátků k dnešku. Edited by Jan Lehár - Alexandr Stich. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000. 559 s. ISBN 80-7106-285-5. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Latinská literatura českého středověku do roku 1400. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2000. 368 pp. ISBN 80-7021-305-1. info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Michaela. Literatura. 1, Výklad, interpretace, literární teorie (Literature I). 2., upravené vyd. Praha: Scientia, 2000. 191 pp. edice pro střední školy. ISBN 80-7183-194-8. info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Michaela. Literatura I. Výbor textů. Interpretace. Literární teorie (Literature I. Commentary, Interpretation, Literary theory). 2. vydání. Praha: Scientia, 1999. 262 pp. edice pro střední školy. ISBN 80-7183-155-7. info
  • KOLÁR, Jaroslav. Návraty bez konce : studie k starší české literatuře. Edited by Lenka Jiroušková. Vyd. tohoto souboru 1. Brno: Atlantis, 1999. 358 s. ISBN 8071081906. info
  • KOPECKÝ, Milan. Nic stálého přítomného : k literárnímu baroku. Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999. 145 s. ISBN 8021022272. info
  • CURTIUS, Ernst Robert. Evropská literatura a latinský středověk. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 1998. 738 s. ISBN 80-86138-07-0. info
  • PETRŮ, Eduard. Vzdálené hlasy :studie o starší české literatuře. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996. 443 s. ISBN 80-7198-162-1. info
  • VAŠICA, Josef. České literární baroko : příspěvky k jeho studiu [Vašica, 1995]. Vyd. 2. [Brno]: Atlantis, 1995. 349 s. ISBN 80-7108-123-X. info
  • GALÍK, Josef. Panorama české literatury :(literární dějiny od počátků do současnosti). Edited by Lubomír Machala - Eduard Petrů. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 1994. 547 s. ISBN 80-85839-04-0. info
  • Česká středověká lyrika. Edited by Jan Lehár. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1990. 406 s. ISBN 807021015X. info
  • KOPECKÝ, Milan. Český humanismus. Praha: Melantrich, 1988. info
  • ŠKARKA, Antonín. Půl tisíciletí českého písemnictví. Edited by Jan Lehár, Edited by Emanuel Macek - Pavel Spunar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1986. 502 s., [8. info
  • LEHÁR, Jan. Nejstarší česká epika : Dalimilova kronika, Alexandreida, první veršované legendy. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1983. info
  • PETRŮ, Eduard. Zašifrovaná skutečnost : deset otázek a odpovědí na obranu literární medievalistiky. V Ostravě: Profil, 1972. info
  • VILIKOVSKÝ, Jan [literární historik. Písemnictví českého středověku. Vyd. 1. Praha: Universum, 1948. 255 s., [1. info
Teaching methods
The method of the course is based on work with texts – explication, reading, interpretation and discussion.
Assessment methods
For obtaining a credit students have to write a seminar paper. Requirements for taking an exam are obtaining the credit and passing a discussion about books from the reading list. Oral examination aimed at testing the student’s insight into the main methodologies of the discipline, or in the work of the main representatives of selected period, and at checking the student’s ability to connect relevant facts into logical relations.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Seminář souvisí s doporuč. přednáškou ze st. čes. lit.
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: Zápočet, 2 kr., určeno výhradně pro zahraniční studenty.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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