SAKS015 Vybrané kapitoly z anglofonních lingvistických a kulturních studií Severní Ameriky

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Center for North American Studies – Department of English and American Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Center for North American Studies – Department of English and American 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.
The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/10, only registered: 0/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the latest developments in the research of the discipline in question, and add an international dimension to their education. The course offers an introduction to current trends in linguistic and cultural studies of the relevant cultural area. Courses are typically taught by visiting professors as semester courses or intensive courses. In order to enhance student mobility, students can also take courses on relevant subject matters at foreign universities. The relevance of the courses taken at a foreign university will be assessed by the guarantor of the program. As examples of courses let me use the Intensive courses offered at the Department of English and American Studies this fall semester: ‘O say, can you smell?’: American Studies as Olfactory Studies Dr. Thomas Clark (University of Frankfurt, Germany) Canadian Nationalism Prof. Richard Nimijean (Carleton University, Canada) Topics in Digital Research Dr. Amy Earhart (Texas A&M University, USA)
Learning outcomes
Successful participants of the course will get acquainted with current trends in linguistic studies of the respective language area, or with current trends in cultural studies of the respective language area. They will also become familiar with contemporary research methods in the realm of humanities.
Syllabus
  • The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the latest developments in the research of the discipline in question, and add an international dimension to their education. The course offers an introduction to current trends in linguistic and cultural studies of the relevant cultural area. Courses are typically taught by visiting professors as semester courses or intensive courses. In order to enhance student mobility, students can also take courses on relevant subject matters at foreign universities. The relevance of the courses taken at a foreign university will be assessed by the guarantor of the program. As examples of courses let me use the intensive courses offered at the Department of English and American Studies this fall semester: ‘O say, can you smell?’: American Studies as Olfactory Studies Dr. Thomas Clark (University of Frankfurt, Germany) Canadian Nationalism Prof. Richard Nimijean (Carleton University, Canada) Topics in Digital Research Dr. Amy Earhart (Texas A&M University, USA)
Literature
  • Defining digital humanities :a reader. Edited by Melissa M. Terras - Julianne Nyhan - Edward Vanhoutte. 1 online r. ISBN 9781409469643. info
  • The literature for this course varies depending on the topic of the course. The books listed below are used as examples.
  • LAPLANTINE, François. The life of the senses : introduction to a modal anthropology. Edited by David Howes, Translated by Philip Jamie Furniss. First published. London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. xvii, 152. ISBN 9781472524843. 2015. info
  • Debates in the digital humanities. Edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. xvi, 516 p. ISBN 9780816677955. 2012. info
  • A new introduction to American studies. Edited by Howard Temperley - C. W. E. Bigsby. 1st ed. published in Great B. Harlow, England: Pearson/Longman. xvii, 413. ISBN 0582894379. 2006. info
  • A companion to digital humanities. Edited by Susan Schreibman - Raymond George Siemens - John Unsworth. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell. xxvii, 611. ISBN 9781405168069. 2004. info
  • GRANT, George. Lament for a nation : the defeat of Canadian nationalism. Ottawa: Carleton University Press. xii, 106. ISBN 0886290066. 1991. info
Teaching methods
Seminar attendance and work, class discussions, independent reading and preparation, group projects, essay composition.
Assessment methods
Attendance and in-class activity, presentations and group projects, 2-3 response papers: 50% Academic essay - 3000 words; properly referenced: 50%
Language of instruction
English
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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