BJA210 Bulgarian and Macedonian Literature II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:50–13:15 G11
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 the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide a survey of the development of Bulgarian and Macedonian literature in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The characteristics of the dominant styles, genres, tendencies and creative methods is based on the contextual analysis of the most significant works of the period. Literary development on the territory of Bulgaria and Macedonia is examined in the context of the domestic as well as European historical and cultural developments. The seminar is based on the intensive home reading and the analysis of relevant texts. On successful completion of the course student will acquire knowledge of several epochs of the development of Bulgarian and Macedonian literature and he will deepen his skill to analyse and interpret a literary text.
  • 1. Fight for independent Bulgarian Church and its cultural consequences. 2. Origins of modern Bulgarian poetry. 3. Selected issues of versology and naratology, studied using the examples of Bulgarian and Macedonian literature. 4. Elements of romanticism in Macedonian literature e, issue of bi-literary features. Significance of folk oral literature e and its collectors. 5. Revolutionary democrats Rakovski, Botev, Karavelov. 6. Phenomenon of Macedonian national revival, different concepts of possible form of literary Macedonian language. 7. Bulgarian realism. 8. Ivan Vazov and Konstantin Veličkov. 9. Critical realism. 10. Origins of Bulgarian literary critical thinking, first wave of Bulgarian modernism. 11. Period of Macedonian separatism in eighties and nineties of the19th century and the work of Krst Petkov Misirkov. 12. Bulgarian symbolists 13. Selected problems of Bulgarian and Macedonian drama.
    required literature
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Slovník balkánských spisovatelů. Praha: Libri, 2001. 683 pp. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Slovník spisovatelů : Bulharsko. Praha: Odeon, 1978. info
    recommended literature
  • • Drugovac, Miodrag: Istorija na makedonskata kniževnost: XX. vek. Skopje 1990.
  • • Stalev, Georgi: Istorija na makedonskata kniževnost 1800-1945, I-II, Skopje 2001, 2003.
  • • Drugovac, M.: Makedonskata literatura od Misirkov do Racin. Skopje 1975
  • • Stalev, G.: Poslednite sto godini makedonska kniževnost. Skopje 1994
  • RYCHLÍK, Jan and Miroslav KOUBA. Dějiny Makedonie. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2003. 458 s. ISBN 80-7106-642-7. info
  • IGOV, Svetlozar. Kratka istorija na bălgarskata literatura. Sofija: Prosveta, 1996. 574 pp. ISBN 954-01-0732-6. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Dramatické umění jižních Slovanů I. (1918-1941). In Dramatické umění jižních Slovanů I. (1918-1941). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1995. ISBN 80-210-1068-X. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. České země a Balkán : /kapitoly z dějin česko/makedonských a makedonsko/českých styků. Vyd. 1. Brno: Universita J. E. Purkyně, 1974. 236 s., [1. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, home reading, class discussion.
Assessment methods
Prerequisites for granting the credit: regular attendance (min. 70 %) and thorough home preparation on weekly basis, participation in class discussion. Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018.
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