FJ3031 Literature of Authors Influenced by Christianity

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Václava Bakešová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Václava Bakešová, Ph.D.
Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Barbora Hůrková
Supplier department: Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FJ3031/01: each even Thursday 16:00–17:50 učebna 53, V. Bakešová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course course focuses on selected chapters from French literature of the 19th and 20 century influenced by Christianity. At the end of this course the student will be able: to learn the French literature of this period; to define the main characteristics of different literary styles and to explain how the influence of Christianity; to demonstrate theory of concrete examples from texts.
Learning outcomes
After this course the student is able to apply acquired knowledge in writing of seminar and undergraduate works.
  • I. Introduction to the influence of Christianity on literature, historical overview and context (Maritain) II. Romantism (Chateaubriand, Hugo) III. Difficult search for identity during the 19th century (Barbey d’Aurevilly) IV. Conversion to Christianity of intellectuals (Claudel, Huysmans, Péguy) V. Catholic novel in the first half of the 20th century (Mauriac, Bernanos, Green) VI. Poetry and Mysticism (Noel, Jammes, Emmanuel) VII. The spiritual trends in the literature turn of the 20th and 21 century (Germain, Bobin, Schmitt)
    recommended literature
  • BAKEŠOVÁ, Václava. Ticho a naděje. Křesťanské prvky v literární tvorbě Marie Noelové, Suzanne Renaudové a Sylvie Germainové (Silence and hope. Christian elements in the literary works of Mariey Noel, Suzanne Renaud and Sylvie Germain). 1st ed. Brno: CDK / Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 391 pp. Edice Dějiny a kultura, sv. č. 24. ISBN 978-80-7325-260-1. info
  • BAKEŠOVÁ, Václava. La Conversion de Joris-Karl Huysmans (Joris-Karl Huysmans Conversion). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. 159 pp. Pd-54/09-02/58. ISBN 978-80-210-5076-1. info
  • GUGELOT, Fréderic. La conversion des intellectuels au catholicisme en France (1885-1935). Paris: CNRS, 2007. 559 s. ISBN 9782271070678. info
  • VIART, Dominique and Bruno VERCIER. La littérature française au présent : héritage, modernité, mutations. Edited by Franck Évrard. Paris: Bordas, 2005. 511 s. ISBN 2047299524. info
  • ŠRÁMEK, Jiří. Dějiny francouzské literatury v kostce. (Concise History of French Literature.). Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 469 pp. ISBN 80-7198-240-7. info
Teaching methods
Seminary, discussion, presentation.
Assessment methods
Workshop Ending: credit. Requirements for ending: the active participation or writting analysis of texts (Home preparation); seminar work - presentation of one author on his book.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium 8 hod. konzultací.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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