NJI_04A Introduction to the Study of German Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jan Budňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D.
Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 11:00–11:50 B2.43
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
NJI_04A/01: Mon 12:00–13:40 B2.43, J. Budňák
Prerequisites
Not specified
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objective of the course is to provide students with basic techniques of working with literary texts. Emphasis is put mainly on the application of analytical and interpretative skills and on the practice of analytical writing about literary texts (poetry, fiction, drama). The course is offered to students of German, Dutch and Scandinavian studies.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- identify and name the basic elements of literary texts,
- assign these elements to the basic levels of literary texts (situation, content, form, metaphors, etc.),
- analyze the function of specific structures in the text,
- write elementary essays (short interpretations).
Syllabus
  • 1. Situation of utterance in poetry and fiction.
  • 2. Level of content in poetry and fiction.
  • 3. Structure and forms of literary texts.
  • 4. Metaphorics.
  • 5. Narrator: who speaks?
  • 6. Perspective: who sees?
  • 7. Composition of argumentations and interpretations on texts of fiction.
Literature
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, František DANEŠ and Jindra SVĚTLÁ. Jak napsat odborný text. Vydání první. Praha: Leda, 1999. 255 stran. ISBN 8085927691. info
  • BEDNAŘÍKOVÁ, Hana. Malý terminologický slovník literárněvědných ekvivalentů. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 1999. 59 s. ISBN 8024400243. info
  • Harzer, Friedmann. Literarische Texte interpretieren. Lyrik - Prosa - Drama. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2017.
  • KOLÁR, Robert. Interpretace textů : (nejen) ke státní maturitě. 1. vydání. Praha: Akropolis, 2010. 149 stran. ISBN 9788087481059. info
  • PROKEŠ, Josef. Interpretace uměleckých textů : studijní text předmětu Interpretace textů. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 65 s. ISBN 8021039752. info
Teaching methods
seminar, discussion, reading, group projects, presentations
Assessment methods
attendance, active approach, homework, essays/interpretations
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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