AJ9301 Současná britská literatura a společnost

Pedagogická fakulta
podzim 2023
0/2/0. kombinované studium: výuka v blocích. 3 kr. Ukončení: k.
Vyučováno prezenčně.
Mgr. Dita Hochmanová, Ph.D. (cvičící)
Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D. (cvičící)
Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., 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/Kombi01: Pá 29. 9. 8:00–8:50 učebna 56, 16:00–17:50 učebna 56, Pá 13. 10. 8:00–8:50 učebna 56, 16:00–17:50 učebna 56, Pá 27. 10. 8:00–8:50 učebna 56, 16:00–17:50 učebna 56, Pá 10. 11. 8:00–8:50 učebna 56, 16:00–17:50 učebna 56, Pá 1. 12. 8:00–8:50 učebna 56, 16:00–17:50 učebna 56, Pá 15. 12. 8:00–8:50 učebna 56, 16:00–17:50 učebna 56, D. Hochmanová, Z. Janík
AJ9301/Kombi02: Pá 29. 9. 9:00–10:50 učebna 10, 15:00–15:50 učebna 10, Pá 13. 10. 9:00–10:50 učebna 10, 15:00–15:50 učebna 10, Pá 27. 10. 9:00–10:50 učebna 10, 15:00–15:50 učebna 10, Pá 10. 11. 9:00–10:50 učebna 10, 15:00–15:50 učebna 10, Pá 1. 12. 9:00–10:50 učebna 10, 15:00–15:50 učebna 10, Pá 15. 12. 9:00–10:50 učebna 10, 15:00–15:50 učebna 10, D. Hochmanová, Z. Janík
AJ9301/Prez01: St 13:00–13:50 učebna 12, Čt 14:00–15:50 učebna 56, D. Hochmanová, Z. Janík
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
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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 and develops their creative thinking, (ii) enable students to understand the discussed texts on a deeper level and develops their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, (iii) enhances their intercultural awareness and communicative competence.
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 their skills in analytical reading and proposal writing
4) research, prepare, and write a preparation sheet which meets the requirements of the State Exam in literature.
5) enhance their capacity of creative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, build their intercultural awareness, and improve communicative competence
  • 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, Doris Lessing.
  • 9) Regionalism; V for Vendetta.
  • 10) The 1990s: Kazuo Ishiguro ("Village after Dark”) + Jeanette Winterson
  • 11) 21st Century Britain.
  • 12) Conclusion of the course.
  • Since we only have six contact sessions, half of the readings will be discussed in our Moodle course.
    povinná literatura
  • The careless statewealth and welfare in Britain today. Edited by Paul Taylor. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010, ix, 230 p. ISBN 9781849663557. info
    doporučená literatura
  • 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 Longman anthology of British literature. Edited by David Damrosch - Kevin J. H. Dettmar. 4th ed. Boston: Longman, 2010, xxiii, s. ISBN 9780205655311. info
  • BRADFORD, Richard. The novel now : contemporary British fiction. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007, vii, 259. ISBN 9781405113861. info
  • Contemporary British fiction. Edited by Nick Bentley. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008, xiv, 245 p. ISBN 9780748624201. 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
  • Dark humor and social satire in the modern British novel. Edited by Lisa Colletta. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 154 p. ISBN 1403963657. info
Výukové metody
Discussion, small group work, lecture, in class writing exercises.
Metody hodnocení
Literature part:
Participation in collaborative learning and discussion based activities (40%)

Mock state exam preparation sheet (60%).

Culture and social part:
A final quiz.
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