RJB_28 Conteporary Russian Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Anna Agapova, 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
Wed 10:00–11:40 C11
Knowledge of Russian and the history of the 18th–19th century Russian literature
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 it is focused on the analysis of so-called “returned literature” and the “new wave literature” as well as the literature of Russian emigration. A great attention is paid on the Russian 20th century uncensored literature in diachronic aspect, on the specifics of Russian conceptualism, postmodernism and metarealism and on new Russian documentary theatre.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course, the student will be able:
- to identify and to sum up the basic features of modernism, conceptualism, soc-art, postmodernism, metarealism and so on;
- to identify and to sum up the notable features of the contemporary Russian literature, its key names, periods, movements and currents;
- to prove the knowledge of crucial texts for this literature (on basis of compulsory reading) and an ability to professionally analyze works of contemporary literature;
- to compare works of classical and postclassical literature;
- to work out his/her own analysis of a contemporary text.
  • 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. “Returned literature”. Uncensored poetry of the first half of the 20th century. OBERIU (Kharms, Vvedensky).
  • 3. Uncensored poetry of the second half of the 20th century: Lianozov school authors (Kropivnicky, Kholin, Sapgir, Satunovsky), minimalism of Vsev. Nekrasov SMOG (Aleynikov, Gubanov).
  • 4. The literature of Russian emigration (Nabokov, Solzhenicyn, Brodskiy, Dovlatov, etc.).
  • 5. Moscow lyrical conceptualism (Prigorov, Rubinshtein).
  • 6. The specifics of Russian post-modernism phenomenon.
  • 7. Venedikt Yerofeyev’s poema “Moscow – Petushki” as protopostmodern text.
  • 8. Postmodernism in V. Pelevin’s works.
  • 9. Soc-art” and the works of V. Sorokin.
  • 10. The “metaphysical realism” of Yuri Mamleyev.
  • 11. “The harsh realism”. Z. Prilepin (new war literature).
  • 12. New Russian drama: documentary theatre, verbatim (Grishkovets, Sigarev, Vyrypayev, Durnenkov and others).
  • Obzor russkoj literatury : ot Slova o polku Igoreve k postmodernizmu (Souběž.) : Přehled ruské literatury : od Slova o pluku Igorově k postmodernismu. info
  • HAUSER, Michael. Cesty z postmodernismu : filosofická reflexe doby přechodu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2012. 280 s. ISBN 9788070073827. info
  • BUSLAKOVA, Tat'jana Pavlovna. Sovremennaja russkaja literatura : tendenciji poslednego desjatiletija : [učebnoje posobije]. Moskva: Vysšaja škola, 2008. 126 s. ISBN 9785060052596. info
  • ZAHRÁDKA, Miroslav. Ruská literatura XX. století : (literární proudy a osobnosti). 1. vyd. V Olomouci: Periplum, 2003. 236 s. ISBN 8086624080. info
  • BINOVÁ, Galina Pavlovna. Pokusy o překonání postmodernismu v ruské literatuře. Ostrava, 2002, vol. 6, 3/4, p. 26-29. ISSN 1212-5776. info
  • SKOROPANOVA, Irina Stepanovna. Russkaja postmodernistskaja literatura : učebnoje posobije dlja studentov filologičeskich fakul'tetov vuzov. Moskva: Flinta, 1999. 607 s. ISBN 5020116173. info
  • POSPÍŠIL, Ivo. Současná ruská literatura. In Současná ruská literatura. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 1995. ISBN 80-85867-73-7. info
  • CELEROVÁ, Jaroslava and Jana SOVÁKOVÁ. Kapitoly z ruské literatury 80. a 90. let 20. století. 1. vyd. Ústí nad Labem: Pedagogická fakulta UJEP v Ústí nad Labem, 1994. 135 s. ISBN 80-7044-068-6. info
  • LYOTARD, Jean-François. O postmodernismu : postmoderno vysvětlované dětem : postmoderní situace. Translated by Jiří Pechar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1993. 206 s. ISBN 8070070471. 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, handover of paper.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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