BA_Mg2 Latvian literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Pavel Štoll, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Halina Beresnevičiúte Nosalova, Ph.D., M.A. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Halina Beresnevičiúte Nosalova, Ph.D., M.A.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mag. Vaidas Šeferis, Dr. phil.
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 12:00–15:40 K24
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The students will be acquainted with the Latvian literature since the end of the nineteenth century until nowadays. They will get a list of literary works for reading and for practicing the competence to analyse them as literary works from the point of view of historical development as well as of the contemporary cultural context.
Learning outcomes
To identify and describe concisely the important features of the periods in the history of Latvian literature; to name the main literary works of the most important Latvian authors, to describe them and to identify their genre; to read at least two literary works from the period until 1940, two works from the period 1940-1990 and two that were published after 1990; to analyse a Latvian literary work from the point of view of historical development as well as of the contemporary cultural context.
Syllabus
  • 1. Nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century romanticism and neoromanticism. Poruks, Skalbe, Aspazija, Rainis. 2. Modern trends until 1918 (decadence, symbolism, impressionism). Virza, Akuraters, Jaunsudrabiņš. 3. Realism until 1918. Blaumanis, Brigadere, Upīts. 4. Modern prose of the twenties and thirties. Ezeriņš, Ādamsons, Upīts, Lācis. 5. Interwar avant-garde in poetry (expressionism, futurism, imagism). Čaks, Sudrabkalns, Skujiņa. 6. Literary positivism in the Ulmanis' times. Literature during the German occupation. Virza, Veselis, Grīns. 7. Literature in exile, traditionalism and modernism. Hell´s Kitchen, Eglītis, Zīverts. 8. The period of socialist realism. Upīts, Lācis, Sudrabkalns. 9. Poetry in the sixties and eighties of the twentieth century. Vācietis, Ziedonis, Belševica, Čaklais, Zālīte. 10. The prose in the sixties and eighties of the twentieth century. Bels, Ezera, Zariņš, Skujiņš. 11. Poetry after the restoration of the independent state.Skujenieks, Bērziņš, Langa, Vērdiņš. 12. The prose after the restoration of the independent state. Repše, Ikstena, Ābele, Bankovskis, Kalniete.
Teaching methods
lectures
Assessment methods
Written paper on the reading of Latvian literature
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.

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