CJLB406 Czech Literature of Modernism - Follow-up Studies - Seminar

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: z (credit). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Vladimíra Derková (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Kotásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karolina Strnadová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Tue 12:00–13:40 B2.41
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 22 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/22, only registered: 0/22
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
In the seminar the important literary works from the period 1914–1948 will be analyzed. The seminar aims at demostrating the diversity of aesthetic strategies used by authors adhering to different aesthetic and political agenda. The literary works will be situated within a broad historic, intellectual and artistic backround. Their conncetedness with European cultural millieu of the time will also be discussed.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course the student will be able to:
- identify and comment on relevant aspects of Czech literary modernism;
- identify and describe different -isms of the time;
- understand Czech Modernism in the context of Euro-American literature and culture of the time;
- analyze and interpret literary modernist works from the point of view of the undergoing social and political changes.
  • Definition of modern and avant-garde literature
  • Literature of urban alienation: F. Kafka
  • Modernism and the machine / Manifesto of futurism; Russolo: The Art of Noise
  • Modernism and the letter, typography / ReD 2/8 (1929) "Film, Foto, Typo"; alphabet; lettrism
  • Modernism and the erotic / Nezval: Sexuální nokturno; Štyrský: Emilie comes to me in a dream
  • Modernism and writing as a problem / Milada Součková: The head of an artist
  • Death, corporeality, temporality, grotesque: The death of biblioman Jaroslav Havlíček
  • Post-avantgard? Jiří Kolář
  • Defenses of modernity: J. Chalupecký, V. Effenberger
    required literature
  • PAPOUŠEK, Vladimír. Dějiny "nové" moderny : česká literatura v letech 1935-1947. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2017. 833 stran. ISBN 9788020027368. info
  • BÜRGER, Peter. Teorie avantgardy ; Stárnutí moderny : stati o výtvarném umění. Edited by Peter Bürger, Translated by Václav Magid - Tomáš Dimter - Martin P. Vydání první. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště, 2015. 345 stran. ISBN 9788087108598. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Vladimír. Dějiny nové moderny : česká literatura v letech 1924-1934. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2014. 622 stran. ISBN 9788020022967. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Vladimír. Dějiny nové moderny : česká literatura v letech 1905-1923. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2010. 627 s. ISBN 9788020017925. info
    not specified
  • Heslář české avantgardy : estetické koncepty a proměny uměleckých postupů v letech 1908-1958. Edited by Josef Vojvodík - Jan Wiendl. Vyd. 1. Praha: Togga, 2011. 477 s. ISBN 9788087258569. info
  • KUČERA, Martin. Kultura v českých dějinách 19. století : ke zrodu, genezi a smyslu avantgard. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2011. 619 s. ISBN 9788020019622. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Vladimír. Gravitace avantgard : imaginace a řeč avantgard v českých literárních textech první poloviny dvacátého století. 1. vyd. Praha: Akropolis, 2007. 144 s. ISBN 9788086903521. info
Teaching methods
Class discussions; home reading.
Assessment methods
Students will be evaluated based on their seminar paper (essay) or oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
Credit evaluation note: 5 kreditů v případě ukončení zk.

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