MKA304 Macedonian Literature III

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 13:20–15:45 U26
Good knowledge of Macedonian. Texts analyzed during seminars are in Macedonian.
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 the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course surveys Macedonian literature in the first half of the 20th century (up to the codification of literary Macedonian language in 1945 and the formation of Macedonian Republic within SFRY). In the first lessons, we look at literature echoing the Illinden Uprising and the Balkan Wars. After that, we examine Macedonian literature between the wars, mostly the dramatic works of three most prominent playwrights: Vasil Iljoski, Risto Krle a Anton Panov, who elaborated on the social problems in their plays. We will watch some of the plays on the video as part of the course, analyzing and discussing them afterwards. The course also covers the works of another important author: Kosta Solev Racin (author of expressionist and social lyrical poetry), who is considered to be the founder of modern Macedonian poetry. The last topic is the poetry of World War II, Makedonskiot literaturen kružok vo Sofija (Kole Nedelkovski, Mite Bogoevski, Venko Markovski). On successful completion of the course student will acquire knowledge of the interwar Macedonian literature and he will deepen his skill to analyse and interpret a literary text.
  • 1. Introduction, overview of literature available on the topic. Basic facts about the social and historical situation in the Macedonian region in the first half of the 20th century. 2. The literary aftermath of the Illinden Uprising and Balkan Wars. 3. Dramatic works of Vasil Iljoski. 4. Dramatic works of Risto Krle. 5. Dramatic works of Anton Panov. 6. Video viewings of some of the theatre plays of the three dramatists, followed by in-class discussion. 7. The works of Kosta Racin. 8. Poetry written during World War II, activities of Macedonian Literary Circle in Sofia. 9. Reception of Macedonian literature of the period in the Czech society. 10. Czech-Macedonian cultural relations in the first half of the 20th century.
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Slovník balkánských spisovatelů. Albánská, bosensko-hercegovská, bulharská, chorvatská, makedonská, slovinská, srbská a černohorská literatura (Dictionary of the Balkan Authors. Albanian, Bosnian-Herzegovinian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Serbian and Montenegrian Literature). 1. vyd. Praha: LIBRI, 2001. 683 pp. Slovníky spisovatelů. ISBN 80-7277-006-3. info
  • Stalev, Georgi: Istorija na makedonskata kniževnost 1800-1945, I-II, Skopje 2001, 2003.
  • Drugovac, Miodrag: Istorija na makedonskata kniževnost: XX. vek. Skopje 1990.
  • Drugovac, M.: Makedonskata literatura od Misirkov do Racin. Skopje 1975
  • Stalev, G.: Poslednite sto godini makedonska kniževnost. Skopje 1994
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Dramatické umění jižních Slovanů I. (1918-1941). In Dramatické umění jižních Slovanů I. (1918-1941). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1995. ISBN 80-210-1068-X. info
  • RYCHLÍK, Jan and Miroslav KOUBA. Dějiny Makedonie. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2003. 458 s. ISBN 80-7106-642-7. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. České země a Balkán : /kapitoly z dějin česko/makedonských a makedonsko/českých styků. Vyd. 1. Brno: Universita J. E. Purkyně, 1974. 236 s., [1. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Makedonci žijí mezi námi (Macedonians Live Among Us). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 351 pp. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, home reading, class discussion, essay.
Assessment methods
Prerequisites for granting the credit: regular attendance (maximum of 3 absences during a semester) and thorough home preparation on weekly basis, participation in class discussion and handing in an essay. The exam has a form of an oral exam.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009.
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