PO2B208 Portuguese Woman Authors

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Silvie Špánková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Rákociová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Silvie Špánková, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 G12
Prerequisites (in Czech)
POIA006 Practical Portuguese II
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to learn more about the Portuguese woman authors by means of analysis and interpretation of selected titles.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will be able:
- to describe some specific elements in the work of the Portuguese woman writers
- to describe, analyze and interpret chosen titles written by Portuguese woman authors
  • 1. Introduction.
  • 2. The female desire: autoria feminina no início do século XX (Florbela Espanca e Judith Teixeira). A figura de Florbela na literatura contemporânea (Teresa Veiga).
  • 3. Weird tales: Maria Ondina Braga, Dulce Maria Cardoso, Ana Teresa Pereira, Maria Teresa Horta, H. Correia
  • 4. Myths and fairy tales: subversion (Natália Correia, Lídia Jorge, Maria Teresa Horta, Maria Isabel Barreno, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Teresa Veiga)
  • 5. The Portuguese "Ema" (Agustina Bessa Luís, Maria Teresa Horta)
  • 6. Poetry workshop
    recommended literature
  • The feminine and the sacred. Edited by Catherine Clâement - Julia Kristeva. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. 190 p. ISBN 0231115792. info
  • MORRIS, Pam. Literatura a feminismus. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2000. 232 s. ISBN 8086055906. info
  • KRISTEVA, Julia. Slovo, dialog a román : texty o sémiotice. 1. vyd. Praha: SOFIS, 1999. 81 s. ISBN 8090243932. info
    not specified
  • BETTELHEIM, Bruno. Za tajemstvím pohádek : proč a jak je číst v dnešní době. Translated by Lucie Lucká. Vydání druhé, upravené,. Praha: Portál, 2017. 391 stran. ISBN 9788026211723. info
  • BATAILLE, Georges. Erotismus : L'erotisme (Orig.). Translated by Marie Kohoutová - Michal Pacvoň. Praha: Herrmann a synové, 2001. 345 s., [2. info
  • KRISTEVA, Julia. Black sun : depression and melancholia. Edited by Leon S. Roudiez. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989. vii, 300. ISBN 0231067070. info
  • KRISTEVA, Julia. Desire in language : a semiotic approach to literature and art. Edited by Leon S. Roudiez, Translated by Thomas Gora - Alice Jardine. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980. xi, 305. ISBN 0231048068. info
Teaching methods
lecture: explanation of the literary field seminar: analysis of literary texts
Assessment methods
participation (80%), presentation, test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.

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