RTDS20 Theory and History of Russian Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Josef Dohnal, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Ivo Pospíšil, DrSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Ivo Pospíšil, DrSc.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Ivo Pospíšil, DrSc.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
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
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: understand and explain the principles of the theory of literature in its historic evolution; work with information on the history of Russian literature for the interpretation of the problems in own scholarly work; make deductions based on acquired knowledge of the principles of contemporary theory of literature; interpret fine literature according to contemporary principles of intepretation.
  • .1. The structure of literary scholarship, its relations to the related sciences.
  • .2. The main representants of poetics and aesthetics in the evolution of history.
  • .3. The relationship between theory of literature and history of Russian literature (classicism, positivism, estopsychology, modernism, avant-garde, postmodernism)
  • .4. The main periods of Russian literature in European context (even the period of current work)
  • .5. Metamorphoses of the Theory of literature in 20 century.
  • .6. Russian formalism, structuralism, sémiotice, poststructuralism, deconstruction.
  • .7. Phenomenology, hermeneutics, pragmatism.
  • .8. Problems of versification.
  • .9. Image, methaphor, symbol, myth
  • .10. Principle of narration, poetics of drama.
  • .11. Interpretation of fine literature.
  • .12. Using new informations in own science work.
Teaching methods
Individual consultations; homeworks; reading; drills; writing paper.
Assessment methods
final project, oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
http://www.durov.com/study/1119044053-195.html ;knihy.abz.cz/obchod/teorie-literatury
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019.
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