MEDMgr12 Modern Arabic Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Katarina Petrovićová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 18:00–19:40 A24
Prerequisites
TYP_STUDIA ( NMD )
Completion of MEDMgr11 Dějiny arabské literatury I is an advantage, not a necessity.
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 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course provides an informative account of the literary developments in the Arab world from the beginnings of the literary Renaissance to the rise and development of the major genres of poetry and prose of the 19th and 20th centuries. The emphasis will be given to the cultural processes of Arab Renaissance and its impact on the formation of national literatures in Arab countries. The course will focus on a number of important modern Arab writers from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine as well as from North African countries, with some attention given to women writers. Students will familiarize themselves with the selected works in Slovak or Czech translation.
Learning outcomes
Upon the completion of the course, students will have acquired competence in:
- situating major works of Arabic literature in their cultural and socio-historical context;
- reading, analysis and interpretation of Arabic primary sources (poetry and prose);
- presenting their own analysis in oral and written form and in a concise academic style through class discussion and final essay.
Syllabus
  • The role of socio-cultural processes in the formation of modern Arabic literature. Arab Renaissance (an-Nahda).
  • The rise of Arabic press and the formation of Modern Standard Arabic.
  • The rise of modern Arabic prose. The early development of the Arabic short story.
  • Arabic novel.
  • The rise and development of drama.
  • The emergence of modern Arabic poetry.
  • Modern Egyptian literature.
  • Modern Lebanese literature.
  • Arab-American literature (al-Mahjar).
  • Women writers in the Arab world.
Literature
    required literature
  • KANAFÁNÍ, Ghassán. Muži na slunci a jiné povídky [21167]. Praha: Svoboda, 1982. info
  • IBRÁHIM, Sunʿalláh. Komise. Praha: Dar Ibn Rushd, 2005. ISBN 80-86149-45-5. info
  • HUSAIN, Táhá. Volání hrdličky. Translated by Ivan Hrbek. Praha: Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1964. info
  • AL-GHÍTÁNÍ, Džamál. Zajní Barakát. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2009. ISBN 978-80-8101-200-6. info
  • MAHFÚZ, Nagíb. Skandál v Káhiře [62]. Praha: Odeon, 1968. info
  • MAHFÚZ, Nadžíb. Putovanie Ibn Fattúmu. Prešov: Baum, 2007. ISBN 978-80-968575-6-2. info
  • SÁLEH AT-TAJJIB, 1929-. Cesta na sever [2-7326]. Praha: Odeon, 1986. info
  • ZAJDĀN, Jūsuf. Azazel. Praha: Plus, 2011. 397 pp. ISBN 978-80-259-0049-9. info
    recommended literature
  • GAŽÁKOVÁ, Zuzana and Ján PAULINY. Arabský jazyk a kultúra. Arabský: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2013. ISBN 978-80-223-3401-3. info
  • HOURANI, Albert Habib. Dějiny arabského světa : od 7. století po současnost. Translated by Šimon Pellar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2010. 566 s. ISBN 9788074220593. info
  • OLIVERIUS, Jaroslav. Moderní literatury arabského Východu : 1880-2000. Vydání druhé. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2015. 310 stran. ISBN 9788024629643. info
  • OLIVERIUS, Jaroslav. Svět klasické arabské literatury. Edited by Dagmar Procházková. Vyd. 1. Brno: Atlantis, 1995. 386 s. ISBN 8071081094. info
  • ONDRÁŠ, František. Autobiografický narativní dokument v díle egyptského autora Sunʿalláha 'Ibrāhīma. Praha: Set out, 2008. 176 pp. ISBN 978-80-86277-62-2. info
  • ONDRÁŠ, František. Moderní egyptská próza v osmdesátých a devadesátých letech dvacátého století. 1. vyd. Praha: Set out, 2003. 135 s. ISBN 8086277305. info
  • PANTŮČEK, Svetozár. Literatury severní Afriky : Alžírsko; Tunisko; Maroko; Libye. Praha: Panorama, 1978. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and class discussion. Poetic selections, short stories and novels of wide-ranging orientation (romantic, mystical, socio-political, and philosophical) are read and discussed. The selected texts can be found in Study Materials.
Assessment methods
Ongoing assessment: reading assignments to be discussed in some depth with full student participation. Final assessment: Essay and oral examination.
Language of instruction
Slovak
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017.
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