A2MK_SOBR Současná britská literatura

Pedagogická fakulta
podzim 2019
0/0/1. 12 hodin. 5 kr. Ukončení: k.
Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D. (cvičící)
Mgr. Jiří Šalamoun, Ph.D. (cvičící)
Mgr. Lucie Podroužková, Ph.D.
Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury - Pedagogická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Jana Popelková
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury - Pedagogická fakulta
Rozvrh seminárních/paralelních skupin
A2MK_SOBR/Kombi01: Rozvrh nebyl do ISu vložen. Z. Janík, J. Šalamoun
A2MK_SOBR/Kombi02: Pá 27. 9. 14:00–16:50 učebna 11, Pá 11. 10. 14:00–16:50 učebna 11, Pá 25. 10. 14:00–16:50 učebna 11, Pá 15. 11. 14:00–16:50 učebna 11, Pá 29. 11. 14:00–16:50 učebna 11, Pá 13. 12. 14:00–16:50 učebna 11, Z. Janík, J. Šalamoun
A2MK_SOBR/Prez01: Po 17:00–19:50 učebna 6, Z. Janík, J. Šalamoun
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
This course examines the development of British literature since 1945 on the background of historical, social and cultural events. In the seminars we will explore major writers and literary movements of the period as well as recurrent themes and motifs in the assigned readings. At the end of the course students will be able to identify major figures of British literature of the 20th century, make their own connections between the assigned reading and also question and actively interpret them as well as create their own critical evaluation.

Teaching practice:
The literary part of the course is inspired by the theory and practice of dialogic teaching (as proposed by Robin Alexander). To that end, each class employs a different communicative activity which is used to: (i) introduce students to some possible ways of teaching literature, (ii) enable students to understand the discussed texts on a deeper level, (iii) foster the spirit of a learning community.
Výstupy z učení
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
1) identify and describe four major trends of postwar British literature and understand their relationship to British society and culture
2) understand and frame literary works as a form of social commentary which responds to specific social and cultural occurrences
3) develop your skills in analytical reading and proposal writing
4) research, prepare, and deliver a presentation which meets the requirements of the State Exam in literature.
  • 1) Introduction to the course: organization, readings, final assignments.
  • 2) The 1950s in context: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (part 1).
  • 3) From the Consumer Age to A Sense of Crisis: Lord of the Flies (part 2).
  • 4) The 1960s and a Sense of Crisis: Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (part 1).
  • 5) Wide Sargasso Sea (part 2).
  • 6) The 1960s: The 'Swinging Sixties,' the 'Psychedelic Sixties,' and the youth subcultures: Anthony Burgess’s Clockwork Orange.
  • 7) Identity, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism in Great Britain: Salman Rushdie (The Prophet’s Hair + Hanif Kureishi (“My Son the Fanatic”).
  • 8) Women of the UK of 1960s: Angel Carter, The Bloody Chamber.
  • 9) Regionalism; V for Vendetta.
  • 10) The 1990s: Kazuo Ishiguro ("Village after Dark”) + Ian McEwan (Enduring Love, chapter one).
  • 11) 21st Century Britain.
  • 12) Conclusion of the course.
  • 13) Student presentations.
  • Since the combined version of this course only has six contact sessions available, half of the readings will be discussed in our Moodle course.
    doporučená literatura
  • SANDERS, Andrew. The short Oxford history of English literature. Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. vii, 756. ISBN 9780199263387. info
  • The Longman anthology of British literature. Edited by David Damrosch - Kevin J. H. Dettmar - Jennifer Wicke. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 2002. xxiii, s. ISBN 032110580X. info
  • MEISEL, Perry. The myth of the modern :a study in British literature and criticism after 1850. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. x, 263 s. ISBN 0-300-03946-8. info
  • BURGESS, Anthony. English literature : a survey for students. London: Longman, 1958. 278 p. ISBN 0582552249. info
  • MANLY, John Matthews, Fred Benjamin MILLETT a Edith RICKERT. Contemporary British literature : a critical survey and 232 author-bibliographies. 3rd rev. and enl. ed. / base. London: Harcourt, Brace, 1935. xi, 556 p. info
Výukové metody
Discussion, small group work, lecture, in class writing exercises.
Metody hodnocení
Literature part:
Weekly writing exercises in Moodle (25%)
Participation (20%)
In-class low-stakes writing (5%)
Oral presentation (50%).

Culture and social part:
a final quiz.
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
Další komentáře
Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2008, podzim 2009, podzim 2010, podzim 2011, podzim 2012, podzim 2013, podzim 2014, podzim 2015, podzim 2016, podzim 2017, podzim 2018.
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