FF:ESB094 Chesterton, Tolkien and Arts - Course Information
ESB094 Chesterton and Tolkien as Art CriticsFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
- Thu 10:00–11:40 D21
- Course is taught in Czech language, though advanced students are recommanded to read in original. Discussion, interpretation, and vital application unto the contemporary culture.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 21/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- there are 15 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton influenced authors like Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Harold Bloom, Evelyn Waugh, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Karel Čapek, Paul Claudel, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Sigrid Undset, Igmar Bergman, Kingsley Amis, W. H. Auden, Orson Welles, Franz Kafka, C.S. Lewis a J.R.R. Tolkien.
- Learning outcomes
- To learn a substantial part of Chesterton's thoughts about art, beauty and culture, and their creative development.
- A close reading and analysis of the main critical attitudes as contained in Chesterton's collections of essays HERETICS and ORTHODOXY, and Tolkien's reflection ON FAIRIES (with a regard to the implicit aesthetics in his famous trilogy Lord of the Rings).
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, discussions,1 short essay.
- Assessment methods
- a colloquium on a chosen theme
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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