VV024 Interpretation of Texts

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 16:00–17:50 B410
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 the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: The subject represents the continuation of Academic Style Basics Course by stressing the esthetic function of texts during their analysis; Introductory lectures deal with analytical approaches to, and theoretical reflections of, a literary text; structuralist and semiological aspects ; Czech literary and esthetic inspiration; The analysis of the text as information; orientation in dominant and alternative paradigms of literary communication; investigation of contents analysis limits and interpretation ensue; aspects of literary communication, the course pays attention mainly to the author and reader/listener in the communicative perspective of the text, to strata of textual structure; unifying utterance perspectives; so-called adoption; after the theoretical part, students apply the acquired knowledge to their own analysis of a chosen text.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
explain the context of the literary text and the pitfalls of its exploration as information;
analyze art text plane of the text structure;
justify the pitfalls of the composition of a literary work;
demonstrate the individuality of the individual appropriation of the artistic text.
  • Critical analyses of accepted and controversial pieces of contemporary Czech and world literature.
  • How to read a literary text, how to comprehend it, how to write a review.
  • Movies based on literary works.
  • Creative works by students.
  • The works studied are in accordance with the student's interests, e.g. Jáchym Topol, Zdeněk Rotrekl, Jan Skácel, Alexandra Berková, Jiří Kratochvil, William Styron, John Irwing, Umberto Eco, Konrad Lorenz, Carl Gustav Jung ...
  • The forms of essay, short stories and novella.
  • The composition and design of a novel, dialog building.
  • Written and spoken polemics.
  • Report.
    required literature
  • Prokeš, Josef. Interpretace uměleckých textů. Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 66 stran.
    recommended literature
  • ECO, Umberto and Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. info
Teaching methods
lecture, report, home work, seminar work, class/small discussion, essay, presentation, dialogue method, guided exploration, excursion, brainstorming, collaborating, critical thinking, classroom team work
Assessment methods
final project, written test, class discussion, homework, reading, field trip
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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