CJA007 Theory of Literature I

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Zuzana Fonioková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CJA007/01: Thu 14:00–15:40 B2.44, Z. Fonioková
CJA007/02: Thu 16:00–17:40 B2.44, Z. Fonioková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
CJA004 Introduc. into Lit. && CJC020 Introduc. into Czech Lit.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 96 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 52/96, only registered: 0/96
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The seminar introduces the main issues and concepts of literary theory to the students. The concepts are scrutinized in their historical context, i.e. in connection with particular periods in the history of literary science (positivism, formalism, structuralism, hermeneutics, Constance School). Part of the seminar will also be devoted to interpretation of particular theoretical and artistic texts.
After fiishing the course the students will:
- gain literary theoretical terminology with regards to poetology, versology and narratology;
- understand basic literary theoretical approaches and strategies for interpretation of literary texts;
- be able to apply these strategie to interpretation of literary texts;
- gain the skills to use primary as well as secondary literary theoretical sources in order to interpret particular literary texts.
Syllabus
  • Literary theory as a scholarly discipline; Literary text and semiotics; Literary text and aesthetic function; Theory of verse; Narratology; Space and time in literary text; Theory of character; Author; Reader; Literary genres; Hermeneutics.
Literature
  • CULLER, Jonathan. Krátký úvod do literární teorie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2002. 167 s. ISBN 80-7294-070-8. info
  • Československá akademie věd (Praha : 1952-1992). Ústav pro česko. Průvodce po světové literární teorii. Edited by Milan Zeman - Vladimír Macura. 1. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1988. 636 s. info
  • Československá akademie věd (Praha : 1952-1992). Ústav pro česko. Slovník literární teorie [1984, Čs. spisov.]. Edited by Štěpán Vlašín. 2. rozš. vyd. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1984. 465 s. info
  • ČERVENKA, Miroslav. Významová výstavba literárního díla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1992. 155 s. info
  • ECO, Umberto. Šest procházek literárními lesy :přednášky na Harvardově univerzitě. Translated by Bronislava Grygová. v Olomouci: Votobia, 1997. 196 s. ISBN 80-7198-248-2. info
  • HAMAN, Aleš. Úvod do studia literatury a interpretace díla. 1. vyd. Jinočany: H&H, 1999. 179 s. ISBN 8086022579. info
  • HAWKES, Terence. Strukturalismus a sémiotika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Host, 1999. 174 s. ISBN 80-86055-62-0. info
  • KOŽMÍN, Zdeněk. Interpretace básní (2. přepracované vydání). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1997. 186 pp. ISBN 80-210-1694-9. info
  • RIMMON-KENAN, Shlomith. Poetika vyprávění : Narrative fiction : contemporary poetics (Orig.). Translated by Vanda Pickettová. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2001. 174 s. : i. ISBN 80-7294-004-X. info
  • WELLEK, René and Austin WARREN. Teorie literatury. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996. 555 s. ISBN 80-7198-150-8. info
  • ŽILKA, Tibor. Poetický slovník [Žilka, 1987]. 2., dopl. vyd. Bratislava: Tatran, 1987. 435 s. info
  • SCHOLES, Robert E. and Robert KELLOGG. Povaha vyprávění. Brno: Host, 2002. 328 s. ISBN 80-7294-069-4. info
  • CHATMAN, Seymour Benjamin. Dohodnuté termíny : rétorika narativu ve fikci a filmu. V Olomouci: Univerzita Palackého, 2000. 259 s. ISBN 8024401754. info
Teaching methods
Seminar is based on methods of presentation, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. It also uses collective work, in-class discussions and individual work of students.
Assessment methods
In order to be given credit the students are obliged to fulfil following conditions: to write and submit an essay, to prove an active contribution to the lessons, to submit short summaries of the seminary texts, to pas the written final test.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Na seminář T.L. I navazuje sem. T.L.II a přednáška T.L.. Kurs je zakončen zkouškou.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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