A2BP_DRVB Dějiny Velké Británie

Pedagogická fakulta
podzim 2019
0/2/0. 4 kr. Ukončení: zk.
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
A2BP_DRVB/Prez01: Po 12:00–12:50 učebna 4, Po 14:00–15:50 učebna 6, Z. Janík, J. Šalamoun
( A2BP_PJ1B Praktický jazyk 1B && A2BP_GR1B Gramatika B && A2BP_SFFB Seminář z fonetiky B ) || A2BP_SOZK Souborná zkouška
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
The course is the first in the series of the so-called survey courses, and aims to map out the period of the British literature from the beginnings till the end of the 18th century. The seminar is based on reading and analysis of selected extracts, and activities and discussions related to them. The goal of the course is that the students are acquainted with chief works, authors and topics of the relevant periods,will achieve an in-depth understanding of the British life and culture and will exercise their reading and other competences.
Výstupy z učení
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
1) identify and describe major trends in British literature and understand their relationship to British society and culture
2) develop their skills in analytical reading and proposal writing
3) research, prepare, and hand in a proposal for an academic paper
4) understand and frame literary works as a form of social commentary which responds to specific historical occurrences.
  • 1.Introduction to the course: organization, content, final assignments.
  • 2. Introduction to Old English period: “The Dream of the Rood,” “Parable of the Sparrow” and riddles.
  • 3. Beowulf: The Old English Epic Poem.
  • 4. England in the Middle Ages and Chivalry: Gawain and the Green Knight.
  • 5. Middle English Literature: Geoffrey Chaucer in Context. (“Prologue to Canterbury Tales” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale.”)
  • 6. Elizabethan Era: Shakespearean sonnets.
  • 7. Class canceled (Independent Czechoslovak State Day)
  • 8. Elizabethan Era: The Many Layers of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • 9. The Dawning of a New Genre: The Novel and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (part one).
  • 10. Robinson Crusoe (part two).
  • 11. Satire against Progress?: Jonathan Swift’s Modest Proposal and Gulliver’s Travels.
  • 12. William Blake and the Beginnings of Romanticism.
  • 13. Summary and conclusion of the course.
  • Since the combined version of this course only has six contact lessons, half of the readings will be discussed in the Moodle course.
  • The Oxford illustrated history of Britain. Edited by Kenneth O. Morgan. Reissued in new covers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xiv, 646. ISBN 0192893262. info
  • MARWICK, Arthur. British society since 1945. 2nd ed. London: Penguin Books, 1990. vi, 430 p. ISBN 0-14-013817-599. info
  • The Oxford illustrated literary guide to Great Britain and Ireland. Edited by Dorothy Eagle - Hilary Carnell. New York: Crescent Books, 1985. vi, 312. ISBN 0517482924. info
Výukové metody
Discussion, small group work, lecture, in class writing exercises.

Students can deliver short (5 minute) presentations on current matters influenced and interconnected with any of the discussed texts for extra points.

(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.)
Metody hodnocení
Literature part:
Participation in collaborative learning and discussion based activities (25%)
Think & reflect in-class papers (25%)
Research project (50%).

Cultural part:
A final quiz.
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
During the course, students read one longer text (a novel) and watch a Shakespearean play. Reading assignments for the remaining sessions are of a shorter nature.
Další komentáře
Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích jaro 2005, jaro 2006, jaro 2007, podzim 2007, 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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