CLDS_a34 Parallels of Early Modern Period

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
prof. PhDr. Michaela Soleiman pour Hashemi, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Michaela Soleiman pour Hashemi, CSc.
Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
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 main objective of the course is to introduce the students to the theoretical concepts of the Slavic area during the Early Modern period, and to the most prominent texts of the period. The concept of the course uses the approaches of literary history and theory (the focus being on individual topics). The general approach in the course shall be comparative. The main topics are further specified in the course's syllabus.
Learning outcomes
The course outputs shall be:
- to provide an understanding of the concepts of Baroque texts of the European Slavonic area;
- to define specific of the texts of the European Slavonic area;
- to use the information on Baroque texts of the European area, and on certain theoretical concepts;
- to write a paper with an explication of at least one of the literary texts of Baroque poetics, or a comparison of two academic texts on the subject.
  • 1. Introduction. Methods of comparatists.
  • 2. Černý´s concept of two esthetical and rhetorical Baroque categories.
  • 3. Spanish Baroque: Teresa de Avila; Juan de la Cruz.
  • 4. Italian Baroque: Torquato Tasso.
  • 5. English Baroque: John Donne; John Milton.
  • 6. German Baroque: Andreas Gryphius; Friedrich von Spee; Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen.
  • 7. Croatian Baroque: Ivan Dživo Gundulić; Ivan Mažuranič. 8. Polish Baroque: Jan Andrzej Morstyn.
  • 9. Russian and Ukrainian Baroque:- Simeon Polockij; Hryhorij Skovoroda.
  • 10. Comenius and his Baroque translation of one text by J. Kochanowski.
  • 11. Conclusion: relationship among texts,comparison.
    required literature
  • Slovník světových literárních děl. Edited by Vladimír Macura. Vyd. 2. Praha: Odeon, 1989. 475 s. ISBN 8020700048. info
    recommended literature
  • Hron, Z. /ed./. John Donne. Komu zvoní hrana. Praha: Prostor 2014.
  • Rémi, C. Philomela mediatrix. Friedrich Spees Trutznachtigall zwischen poetischer Theologie und geistlicher Poetik. La Frankfurt/M.: Lang 2006.
  • ČERNÝ, Václav. Až do předsíně nebes : čtrnáct studií o baroku našem i cizím. Edited by Alexandr Stich - Jarmila Víšková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1996. 457 s. ISBN 8020405887. info
    not specified
  • Černý, V. Kéž hoří popel můj. Z poezie evropského baroka. Praha: Mladá fronta 1967
  • Kardyny-Pelikánová, K. Od Komenskiego do … Komenskiego. Trzy aspekty czeskich przekładów arcyhymnu Jana Kochanowskiego: filologiczny, wersologiczny, kulturowy. In: Barok polski wobec Europy. Sztuka przekładu. Warszawa: Wydawnictvo Anta 2005, s. 323 – 3
  • MORSZTYN, Jan Andrzej. Utwory zebrane [Morsztyn, 1971]. Edited by Leszek Kukulski. Warszawa: Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1971. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation, practical interpretaion.
Assessment methods
Essay aimed at the chosen text of the main representatives of the artistic or scholarly discourse.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: blok.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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