CJBC574 Post-apocalyptic Fiction II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Kateřina Malec Houfková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 D22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Tento kurz nemá žádné prerekvizity, lze si ho tedy zapsat i pokud jste neabsolvovali předchozí kurz Postapokalyptická literatura.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 22 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/22, only registered: 0/22, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/22
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Course objectives
▪ to define the concept of post-apocalyptic literature in the context of fantastic literature and science fiction.
▪ to understand the history and development of this genre in the world and in the Czech republic.
▪ to read the works of important Czech and foreign authors of the genre.
▪ to interpret primary texts in the context of ecological, social and cultural topics.
Learning outcomes
Students completing the course will be able to:
▪ to orientate in the Czech and world post-apocalyptic literature;
▪ to define this sub-genre within the framework of fantastic literature as a whole;
▪ to orientate in the theory of the genre and apply it to specific primary texts.
  • see e-learning
  • Required Reading Books:
  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (1839), The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
  • Herbert George Wells: The Time Machine (1895)
  • Jack London: The Scarlet Plague (1912)
  • John Christopher: The Death of Grass (1956)
  • Egon Bondy: Nepovídka (1983)
  • Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake (2003)
  • Petra Stehlíková: Naslouchač (2016)
    recommended literature
  • Dystopia, science fiction, post-apocalypse : classics - new tendencies - model interpretations. Edited by Eckart Voigts-Virchow - Alessandra Boller. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 430 stran. ISBN 9783868215656. info
  • DĚDINOVÁ, Tereza. Po divné krajině : charakteristika a vnitřní členění fantastické literatury (Through a Strange Landscape : Characteristics and Inner Structuring of Fantastic Literature). Vydání první. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 228 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity = Opera Facultatis philosophicae Universitatis Masarykianae; 433. ISBN 978-80-210-7871-0. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • Green planets : ecology and science fiction. Edited by Gerry Canavan - Kim Stanley Robinson. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2014. xii, 295. ISBN 9780819574268. info
  • CURTIS, Claire P. Postapocalyptic fiction and the social contract : "we'll not go home again". Lanham: Lexington books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield publishers, inc., 2010. ix, 199. ISBN 9780739142035. info
  • NEFF, Ondřej. Tři eseje o české sci-fi. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1985. info
Teaching methods
seminar, discussion, reading of primary literature, interpretation of texts, e-learning
Assessment methods
Reading, active participation in the discussion, completion of tasks in e-learning, written essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
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