NJK255 Contemporary Literature, Interpretation and Lecture

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jan Budňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zdeněk Mareček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ursula Dorothea Riedner, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Sylvie Stanovská, Dr. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Trombiková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
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
The lectures have several objectives: - to introduce problem-oriented scholarly thinking to students. Lectures in this course do not want to provide sterile overviews of literary periods or texts, but they present open research questions in a "conference"-like way, considering of course the audience. - to have students experience different methodological approaches to literature studies and various styles of interpretation and presentation. - to familiarize students with significant topics above the level of a single literary period, with subjects, motives or questions (eg. suicide in literature, problems of left-wing literature, etc.)
Learning outcomes
After completing the lecture series NJII_23, students should be able: - to view literary history as a rugged, problematic, fascinating terrain defined not by a sterile and seemingly obvious sequence of periods, names and data, but by packed with (topical) meanings, questions and perhaps answers, - to see literary criticism as a multi-layered tool for orientation in these meanings, questions and answers.
  • Lecture Topics and motifs has different content each semester when it is taught. The topics of the lectures will reflect current discussions in the area of German studies (among Czech, Austrian and German literary scholars).
  • BECHER, Peter; HÖHNE, Steffen; KRAPPMANN, Jörg; WEINBERG, Manfred: Handbuch der deutschen Literatur Prags und der Böhmischen Länder. Stuttgart: Metzler 2017.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
regular attendance, written test, protocols, essay
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 14 hodin za semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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