FJ0B799 The Fantastic Novel from the 18th Century Until Now

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Katia Émilie V. Hayek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Vurm, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 K32
Level B2 in French / Understanding of literary texts
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The goal of this course is to discover comparative literature (the evolution of the fantastique novel): Why was/is it successful in French and Czech literature? Other national literature would eventually be addressed. The study of the texts include literature in translation: why read a translation? What does a translation involve from the point of view of a commentary?
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, the student will be familiar with comparative literature and its methods. He/She will be able to: - contextualize literary works - characterize the fantastique genre and understand its ideology. - produce a comparative analysis - evaluate a literary translation - discuss a question from the course
  • Textual analysis will be performed in class under the shape of discussion, example of analysis: - birth of the "fantastique" novel - the goal of the fantastique novel in culture - the significance of fantastique patterns - revisionism of history from the fantastique genre - how did the fantastique genre evolve etc.
Teaching methods
Preparations before lessons are mandatory to fully comprehend the lesson and to be able to discuss the subject in small groups.
Assessment methods
The writing exam will be a literary analysis/ comparative analysis which will be due at the end of the semester. (50% of the final mark) The oral exam will be evaluated by the presentation realised by the student during the semester. (50% of the final mark)
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Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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