RJB_28 Conteporary Russian Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Polina Zolina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Gazda, CSc.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Jiří Gazda, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 12:30–14:05 B2.51
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
there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course reflects in particular the phenomenon of reassessment of cultural values after 1985 and analyses the literary works of Andrei Platonov, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolai Gumiljov, etc. as well as the “new wave literature” (Venedikt Yerofeyev, Viktor Yerofeyev, Sorokin, Popov, etc.) and the literature of Russian emigration (Solzhenicyn, Brodskiy, Dovlatov, etc.).
  • 1. The outline of the Russian literature from 1985 onwards. The new conception of interpretation of the 20th-century Russian literature, with respect to the intellectual, cultural and socio-political changes in Russia.
  • 2. The Underground Literature and the literary works of Andrei Platonov, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolai Gumiljov, etc.
  • 3. The literature of Russian emigration – e.g. Nabokov, Solzhenicyn, Brodskiy, Dovlatov, etc.
  • 4. The problem of the Personality Cult and its reflection in Russian literature – e.g. Shalamov, Solzhenicyn, Pristavkin, Dombrovskiy, Rybakov, Grossmann and Anna Akhmatova.
  • 5. The aesthetics and styles of the “new wave literature”.
  • 6. Venedikt Yerofeyev’s poema “Moscow” – Petushki rendering the artistic principles of the “new wave”.
  • 7. “The harsh realism” of L. Petrushevskaya
  • 8. Viktor Yerofeyev and the problem of Russian post-modernism
  • 9. “Soc-art” and the works of V. Sorokin.
  • 10. The “metaphysical realism” of Yuri Mamleyev.
  • 11. The “tragic existentialism” of Ye. Kharitonov.
  • 12. The attempts to overcome post-modernism in the contemporary Russian literature.
  • 13. The contemporary Russian poetry – the literary streams or movements and the leading figures.
  • BUSLAKOVA, Tat'jana Pavlovna. Sovremennaja russkaja literatura : tendenciji poslednego desjatiletija : [učebnoje posobije]. Moskva: Vysšaja škola, 2008. 126 s. ISBN 9785060052596. info
  • POSPÍŠIL, Ivo. Současná ruská literatura. In Současná ruská literatura. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 1995. ISBN 80-85867-73-7. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, tutorials, reading of papers, comprehensive analysis of text, co-reports, discussion, check up of compulsory reading, comparison of original and translation.
Assessment methods
Oral exam, check up of compulsory reading, hand over of paper.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze pro studenty ruského jazyka a literatury.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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