LMKA_a02 Modern Literature in European Culture and Media Context II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Kotásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tereza Dědinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Fránek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Vokřínek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Miroslav Kotásek, Ph.D.
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 also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course will cover the main tendencies in the development of European literature, from the end of WWII to modern day. Literature will not be understood as an aesthetic phenomenon that can be examined primarily by means of philology. Literature, as represented by these lectures, is an art form that finds itself under the ever-growing influence of film (the establishment of film studies at universities); changes in political and social sphere (postmodernism), changes in the identities of certain parts of society (feminism, post-colonialism), as well as the “crisis” of aesthetic values (postmodernism) and the influence of the “new media” (Internet, digital media) The lectures aim to elaborate on the main tendencies in the development of Czech literature post-1945, in the broader frame of the history of world literatures. They will also reflect on intermedia relationships between literature, visual arts, film, etc.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- understand the development of (Czech) literature on the background of social and cultural changes,
- understand the intermedia connections between Czech literature and other art forms,
- analyze and interpret literary texts from the social and cultural context,
- utilise the acquired knowledge in further studies of the differences between literary text and its film (musical and other) adaptation.
  • European existentialism and its influence over arts
  • Experiment above all? Post-war “classical” music as a manifestation of disintegrating values
  • Post-war popular music and modern media
  • Group 24: intermedia perspective
  • Film adaptations of literature in the name of socialist ideology
  • Literature-film relationships in the 1960s
  • Post-1948 legacy of the avant-garde
  • Im/Possibility of intercultural communication (exilic writing) Text and rock music
  • Development of science fiction since the 1960s (New Wave, fandom, cyberpunk, fantasy, retrofuturism)
  • Art and politics (Charter 77 as a myth, counterculture, underground)
  • The forms of post-modernism
    required literature
  • WÖGERBAUER, Michael, Petr PÍŠA, Petr ŠÁMAL and Pavel JANÁČEK. V obecném zájmu : cenzura a sociální regulace literatury v moderní české kultuře 1749-2014. Vydání 1. Praha: Academia, 2015. Strana 873. ISBN 9788088069119. info
  • LANGEROVÁ, Marie, Josef VOJVODÍK, Anja TIPPNER and Josef HRDLIČKA. Symboly obludností : mýty, jazyk a tabu české postavantgardy 40.-60. let. Vydání první. [Praha]: Malvern, 2009. 510 stran. ISBN 9788086702667. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Vladimír. Existencialisté : existenciální fenomény v české próze dvacátého století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Torst, 2004. 465 s. ISBN 8072152378. info
    recommended literature
  • Kmeny 90 : městské subkultury a nezávislé společenské proudy v letech 1989-2000. Edited by Vladimir 518. 1. vydání. V Praze: Yinachi, 2016. 813 stran. ISBN 9788090473591. info
  • BOLTON, Jonathan. Světy disentu : Charta 77, Plastic People of the Universe a česká kultura za komunismu. Translated by Petruška Šustrová. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2015. 478 stran. ISBN 9788020024626. info
  • Kmeny 0 : městské subkultury a nezávislé společenské proudy před rokem 1989. Edited by Vladimir 518, Photo by Josef Bahník. 1. vyd. V Praze: Bigg Boss, 2013. 739 s. ISBN 9788090473546. info
  • MUGGLETON, David. Inside subculture :the postmodern meaning of style. 1st pub. Oxford: Berg, 2000. viii, 198. ISBN 1-85973-352-2. info
Teaching methods
The lectures include commentary, analysis, and instructive interpretation that demonstrate the theory and methodology discussed.
Assessment methods
Written test and oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Pro posluchače oboru LMK (jednooboroví) je předmět povinný - kredity A, pro posluchače LMK (dvouoboroví) a bohemistiky povinně volitelný (kredity B), pro ostatní studenty volitelný (kredity C).
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 0.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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