CJBC639 History of Fantasy in Czech and International context - Lesson

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Tereza Dědinová, 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
Mon 17:30–19:05 N51
Prerequisites (in Czech)
První lekce se uskuteční v pondělí 26. září!
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 17/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
Course objectives
Main objectives of the lecture:
Specification and clarification of the term fantastic literature;
Mastering the fundamentals of the history and development of fantastic literature in the world and in the Czech context;
Introduction of the work of prominent authors.

At the end of the course students should:
Be acquainted within categories of fantastic literature;
Be able to identify key points in the development of fantastic literature in the world and in Czech context;
Distinguish modern fantastic literature and its taproot texts
Determine the founding works of fiction;
Interpret fantastic texts in relation to their historical context;
In addition, students will be able to actively complement other relevant fundamental and theoretical literature, will have an overview of the emerging possibilities of studying fantastic literature.
  • What we are talking about when we talk about fantastic literature - intuitive definition of fantastic literature, fantastic element, level of professional reflection of fantastic literature in the Czech Republic and abroad, introduction of available literature.
  • Where does the fantastic literature begin? - fantastic literature and mythology, religion, taproot texts, predecessors of modern fantastic.
  • The beginnings of science fiction and fantasy in the USA, in Western and Eastern Europe.
  • Fantastic literature in the early 20th century.
  • New wave in sixties.
  • Fantastic literature today.
  • The beginnings of Czech fantastic literature.
  • Fantastic literature during totality.
  • Fantastic coup after the Velvet Revolution.
  • Czech fantastic literature today.
    recommended literature
  • MENDLESOHN, Farah and Edward JAMES. A short history of fantasy. Rev. and updated ed. Faringdon: Libri, 2012. 285 s. ISBN 9781907471667. info
  • The Cambridge companion to science fiction. Edited by Edward James - Farah Mendlesohn. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xxvii, 295. ISBN 9780521016575. info
  • LANDON, Brooks. Science fiction after 1900 : from the steam man to the stars. 1st Routledge pbk. ed. New York: Routledge, 2002. xxxii, 251. ISBN 0415938880. info
  • ALKON, Paul K. Science fiction before 1900 : imagination discovers technology. 1st Routledge pbk. ed. New York: Routledge, 2002. xix, 176. ISBN 0415938872. info
  • The encyclopedia of fantasy. Edited by John Clute - John Grant - Michael Ashley - David G. Hartwell - Gary We. 1st pub. London: Orbit, 1997. xvi, 1049. ISBN 1857233689. info
  • Encyklopedie literatury science fiction. Edited by Ondřej Neff - Jaroslav Olša. Jinočany: H & H, 1995. 555 s. ISBN 8085787903. info
  • The encyclopedia of science fiction. Edited by John Clute - Peter Nicholls - Brian M. Stableford - John Grant. 1st pub. London: Orbit, 1993. xxxvi, 137. ISBN 1857231244. info
  • NEFF, Ondřej. Všechno je jinak : kapitoly o světové science fiction [Neff, 1986]. Praha: Albatros, 1986. info
  • NEFF, Ondřej. Tři eseje o české sci-fi. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1985. info
    not specified
  • ADAMOVIČ, Ivan. Slovník české literární fantastiky a science fiction. Edited by Ondřej Neff. Vyd. 1. Praha: R3, 1995. 349 s. ISBN 8085364573. info
  • NEFF, Ondřej. Něco je jinak : komentáře k české literární fantastice [21094]. Praha: Albatros, 1981. info
Teaching methods
lecture, explication to, in synopsis given, theme
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
General note: Předmět bude otevřen a vyučován při minimálním počtu 6 zapsaných studujících.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Spring 2018, Autumn 2019.
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