RJs250 Conteporary Russian Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2016
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
Mon 12:30–14:05 U35
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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 oboru RJFP
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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