CJBC639 History of Fantasy in Czech and International context - Lesson

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Tereza Dědinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tereza Dědinová, 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
Tue 12:00–13:40 C33
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: 102/150, 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;
- Understanding the position of fantastic literature in Czech culture.
- Introduction to the work of prominent authors.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should:
Be acquainted with 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 by receiving an overview of the emerging possibilities of studying fantastic literature.
Syllabus
  • Where does the fantastic literature begin? – fantastic literature and mythology, religion, taproot texts, predecessors of modern fantastic.
  • Utopian and dystopic visions of the world.
  • The birth of science fiction - fascination with open space and growing scepticism.
  • The origins and development of fantasy - the heritage of J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • Women authors and gender in fantastic literature (Ursula Le Guin, C.J. Cherryh and others).
  • Czech fantastic literature in totalitarianism - social criticism and escape from the grey world.
  • Czech fantastic literature - airport novels or something more?
  • Finnish weird - European fantasy a little different.
  • Colonialism and Postcolonialism in fantastic literature (N.K. Jemisin, Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor and others).
  • Fantastics and problems of the contemporary world - environmental criticism and the need for change.
Literature
    required literature
  • 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
    recommended literature
  • KUDLÁČ, Antonín K. K. . Barvy černobílého světa. Univerzita Pardubice 2017
  • DĚDINOVÁ, Tereza, Zbyněk FIŠER, Jakub JARINA, Luisa NOVÁKOVÁ, Matěj ANTOŠ, Jana CINDLEROVÁ, Joanna CZAPLIŃSKA, Antonín DOLÁK, Michal FRÁNEK, Anna GNOT, Daniel JAKUBÍČEK, Jiří JELÍNEK, Zdeněk JEŽEK, Hana MÁLKOVÁ, Lenka NALDONIOVÁ, Ester NOVÁKOVÁ, Michaela PAUČO, Ondřej POMAHAČ, Martina SALHIOVÁ, Jakub SOUČEK and Helena ULBRECHTOVÁ. Na rozhraní světů. Fantastická literatura v mezioborovém zkoumání (At the Edge of the Worlds. Fantastic Literature in Interdisciplinary Exploration). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016. 376 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, sv. 454. ISBN 978-80-210-8441-4. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-8441-2016. Digitální knihovna FF MU Munishop info
  • DĚDINOVÁ, Tereza. Po divné krajině : charakteristika a vnitřní členění fantastické literatury (Through a Strange Landscape : Characteristics and Inner Structuring of Fantastic Literature). 1., elektronické vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 228 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, sv. 433. ISBN 978-80-210-7872-7. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-7872-2015. Munishop Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • 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 fantasy literature. Edited by Edward James - Farah Mendlesohn. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xxiv, 268. ISBN 9780521728737. 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
  • 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
  • NEFF, Ondřej. Něco je jinak : komentáře k české literární fantastice [21094]. Praha: Albatros, 1981. info
    not specified
  • The Cambridge companion to fantasy literature. Edited by Edward James - Farah Mendlesohn. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xxiv, 268. ISBN 9780521728737. info
  • ADAMOVIČ, Ivan. Slovník české literární fantastiky a science fiction. Edited by Ondřej Neff. Vyd. 1. Praha: R3, 1995. 349 s. ISBN 8085364573. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, discussion, textual analysis.
Assessment methods
Granting the credit is conditional upon handing over the portfolio of tasks assigned during the semester.
Language of instruction
Czech
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 10 zapsaných studujících.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Spring 2018.
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