CJQ023 Czech Literature sine 1895 I / Lecture

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. František Schildberger, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Milan Suchomel, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Zuzana Muchová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
CJQ006 Qualifying Exam
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The lecture will deal with the following subjects: Periodization and debate: when is the beginning of the Czech literature of 20th century? Is the landmark the 90s‘ or World War? Segmentation, plurality of the 90s‘, projection of the other possibilities in development. Between revival and modernism. Artistic movements at the beginning of the century. Czech expresionism, cubism in fine arts and literature, philosophical and literary pragmatism. "The lost generation". Authors outside the "paradigm", "anomalies" and their place in development. Literature in the 20s’ and the 30‘ : avant-garde, ploretarian and spirutual poetry, differentiation of prose. Critical valuation of present situation in the Group 42 and group Ra.
  • Pre-war modernism in comparison with modernism of the 1890's. The situation when the new generation is appearing, relations between generations. Is new century beginning with the outburst of WWI? Artistic movements at the beginning of the century. General and individual problems, typical representatives of the generation. The aim of the course is to aquire the problems connected with the development of the Czech literature from fin de siècle till the end of the World War II.
  • Vojvodík, Josef. Od estetismu a eschatonu. Praha: Academia, 2004
  • LEHÁR, Jan. Česká literatura od počátků k dnešku. 2., dopl. vyd. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2004. 1078 s. ISBN 80-7106-308-8. info
  • Dějiny české literatury. Edited by Jan Mukařovský. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. 714 s. ISBN 80-85865-48-3. info
  • NOVÁK, Jan Václav and Arne NOVÁK. Přehledné dějiny literatury české : od nejstarších dob až po naše dny. 4. přeprac. a rozš. vyd. V Brně: Atlantis, 1995. 1804 s. ISBN 8071081051. info
  • JANÁČKOVÁ, Jaroslava. Román mezi modernami : studie z historické poetiky. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1989. info
  • OPELÍK, Jiří. Josef Čapek. Praha: Melantrich, 1980. info
  • STROHSOVÁ, Eva. Zrození moderny. Vyd. 1. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1963. 155 s. info
  • BRABEC, Jiří [literární histori. Dějiny české literatury. 3, Literatura druhé poloviny devatenáctého století. Edited by Miloš Pohorský. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1961. 631 s. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Lectures, reading. The lecture will be finished with colloquium that will verify the knowledge.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2002, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2019.
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