AJ9301 Současná britská literatura a společnost

Pedagogická fakulta
podzim 2017
0/2/0. 2 kr. Ukončení: z.
Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D. (cvičící)
Mgr. Lucie Podroužková, 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
AJ9301/01: Pá 22. 9. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 6. 10. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 20. 10. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 3. 11. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 24. 11. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 8. 12. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Z. Janík, J. Šalamoun
AJ9301/02: Pá 29. 9. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 13. 10. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 27. 10. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 10. 11. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 1. 12. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Pá 15. 12. 13:55–16:30 učebna 6, Z. Janík, J. Šalamoun
AJ9301/03: Po 8:25–11:00 učebna 6, Z. Janík, L. Podroužková
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The course acquaints students with significant trends, authors and works in the British literature since the WWII via a range of issues debated in the present, and against the back drop of social, political and cultural events in Britain today. The core aspect of the course perspective is the issue of identity, be it regional, national, transnational, gender, ethnic or multiethnic. The course looks at contemporary British fiction, poetry and drama. The goal of the course is to: - acquaint students with the literature, culture and current social issues of contemporary Britain; - help student be able to identify cultural values and norms and interpret their meaning in the process of fostering tolerance - help students be able to reflect the issues debated in the context of their own experience; - discuss the role of environment, gender, race and ethnicity in the formation of attitudes and their projection in contemporary literature; - foster autonomous learning via independent reading, analysis and interpretation; - cultivate the art of dialogie and argumentation; - enhance presentation skills of the students
  • 1. Introduction to contemporary Britain: British national identity revised in the post-war and post-Brexit context. 2. "A cuppa?" Tradition and sterepotypes in contemporary Britain (Goerge Orwell, Jeremy Paxman, David Lodge and Bill Bryson). 3. Reconstructing Britain after the WWII and the assertion of the young: The Welfare state and Angry Young Men (John Osborne, Kingsley Amis). 4. The 1960s: Swinging London and the Cultural Revolution. Postmodernism in art and literature (John Fowles). 5. Other voices: postmodernism and deconstructing the narrative (Tom Stoppard, Ali Smith). 6. History versus herstory: feminism and contemporary women wrtiers (Angela Carter, Wendy Cope). 7. East and West: postcolonial period and British ethnic writing (Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Kazuo Ishiguro). 8. Mis/communication in the world of telecommunication and mobile systems (Stevie Smith, Roger McGough, Patrick Marber). 9. Devolution and the boom of regional literatures (Liz Lochhead, Tom Leonard, Jackie Kay). 10. Multiculturalism and urban living (Martin Amis, Benjamin Zephaniah). 11. Student presentations. 12. Student presentations.
  • DUGGAN, Robert. The grotesque in contemporary British fiction. First published. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013, 276 stran. ISBN 9780719078910. info
  • Ethics and trauma in contemporary British fiction. Edited by Susana Onega Jaâen - Jean-Michel Ganteau. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011, 330 p. ISBN 9789401200080. info
  • The careless statewealth and welfare in Britain today. Edited by Paul Taylor. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010, ix, 230 p. ISBN 9781849663557. info
  • Contemporary British fiction. Edited by Nick Bentley. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008, xiv, 245 p. ISBN 9780748624201. info
  • BRADFORD, Richard. The novel now : contemporary British fiction. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007, vii, 259. ISBN 9781405113861. info
  • A concise companion to contemporary British fiction. Edited by James F. English. Malden: Blackwell, 2006, xi, 281. ISBN 9781405120012. info
  • The contemporary British novel. Edited by James Acheson - Sarah C. E. Ross. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, iv, 250 p. ISBN 0748618953. info
  • MAZIARCZYK, Grzegorz. The narratee in contemporary British fiction : a typological study. Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego, 2005, 280 s. ISBN 8373062521. info
  • Dark humor and social satire in the modern British novel. Edited by Lisa Colletta. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 154 p. ISBN 1403963657. info
  • BRADBURY, Malcolm. The modern British novel. London: Penguin Books, 1994, xvi, 515 s. ISBN 0-14-023098-X. info
  • MUSMAN, Richard a D'Arcy ADRIAN-VALLANCE. Britain today. 4. vyd. Harlow: Longman, 1989, iii, 156. ISBN 0582749301. info
  • Political issues in Britain today. Edited by Bill Jones. 3rd ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1989, vii, 337 p. ISBN 0-7190-3019-6. info
  • Women in Britain today. Edited by Veronica Beechey - Elizabeth Whitelegg. Milton Keynes, England: Open University Press, 1986, vi, 216 p. ISBN 0-335-15137-X. info
  • BOWKER, John. Worlds of faith : religious belief and practice in Britain today. 1st publ. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1983, 312 s. ISBN 0563201975. info
  • MORRIS, Robert K. Continuance and change : the contemporary British novel sequence. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972, xx, 164. ISBN 0809305445. info
Výukové metody
independent and shared reading; textual analysis and interpretation; seminar discussions and activities
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.
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Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2018, podzim 2019, podzim 2020, podzim 2021, podzim 2022, podzim 2023, podzim 2024.