AJ44012 British Literature II (Renaissance)

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Filip Krajník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Anna Mikyšková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
each even Friday 11:00–12:40 G32
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( AJ41002 Practical English II || AJ01002 Practical English II ) && AJ44011 British Literature I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is conceived as an introduction to the literature and culture of the Elizabethan Age. Special attention is given to the development of specific genres (the sonnet, prose fiction, vernacular literary criticism, and popular drama: tragedy, comedy, history play and tragicomedy). The authors studied include, among others: Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Edmund Spenser, Robert Greene, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, and John Donne.
Syllabus
  • The course is conceived as an introduction to the literature and culture of the Elizabethan Age. Special attention is given to the development of specific genres (the sonnet, prose fiction, vernacular literary criticism, and popular drama: tragedy, comedy, history play and tragicomedy). The authors studied include, among others: Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Edmund Spenser, Robert Greene, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, and John Donne.
Literature
  • The Norton anthology of English literature. Vol. 1 [Abrams, 1986]. Edited by M. H. (Meyer Howard) Abrams. 5th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Comp., 1986. xxxvii, 26. ISBN 0-393-95469-2. info
  • SHAKESPEARE, William. Sonnets [Shakespeare, 1918]. Edited by C. Knox Pooler. London: Methuen, 1918. xl, 161 s. info
  • MARLOWE, Christopher. Doctor Faustus (Obsaž.) : The complete plays [Marlowe, 1969]. info
  • SHAKESPEARE, William. The complete works. Edited by Stanley Wells - Gary Taylor. Compact ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. xlix, 1274. ISBN 0198182848. info
  • A new history of early English drama. Edited by John D. Cox - David Scott Kastan, Edited by Stephen Jay Greenblatt. New York: Columbia University Press,. xiv, 565 s. ISBN 0-231-10242-9. info
  • HOLINSHED, Raphael. Holinshed's chronicle : as used in Shakespeare's plays. Edited by Josephine Nicoll - Allardyce Nicoll. London: J. M. Dent, J.M. Dent & Sons, 1927. xii, 233 s. info
  • Elizabethan-Jacobean drama : the theatre in its time. Edited by G. Blakemore (Gwynne Blakemore) Evans. New York: New Amsterdam, 1988. x, 388 p.,. ISBN 0-941533-13-1. info
  • PARFITT, George A. E. English poetry of the seventeenth century. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1992. xiii, 288. ISBN 0-582-08437-710. info
  • LEWIS, C. S. (Clive Staples). English literature in the sixteenth century : excluding drama. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954. vi, 696 s. info
  • WALLER, Gary F. English poetry of the sixteenth century. 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman Group, 1993. 317 s. ISBN 0582090962. info
Assessment methods
Seminars based on readings and discussion of English Renaissance literature.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
Teacher's information
http://elf.phil.muni.cz/elf/course/view.php?id=2501
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2020.
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