SBB310 Contemporary Serbian Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Pavel Pilch (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Pilch (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Pavel Pilch
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
each odd Wednesday 15:50–17:25 B2.52
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
SBB310/01: each odd Wednesday 15:00–15:45 B2.52, P. Pilch
Fluent knowledge of Serbian language, survey type knowledge of elder Serbian literature, capability to work with literary text.
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
Lecture brings the survey of Serbian poetry since 1945.In prose it is dedicated first to literature overcoming the schematism of war novels, continuing with a generation of authors of so called experimental prose, being generally similar to French new novel. We follow minutely incoming generation of sixties. Furthermore, we discuss the generation of so called Serbian neo-realists, authors working with a new lexicon (dialects and especially slang). Together with neo-realists the lecture presents also the prosaic stream of post-modern poetics. Apart from neo-realists were authors of modern urban prose (jeans literature). Lecture notices also the nationalistic stream, which starts to takes place in Serbian literature since the beginning of eighties of 20th century. At the end it endeavors to adumbrate the style and thematic diversity of literature at the turning point of the century. At the end of the course we submit also a survey of Serbian poetry. After absolving of the subject the student would be capable to analyze trends in Serbian literature after 1945 and to understand the expression of Serbian nationalism in the literature after eighties and nineties of 20th century
  • 1. Schematic literature and national deliberating and first signals of modifications in prose. 2. Serbian experimental prose. 3. Generation of Kiš, Pekić, and Kovać. 4. Serbian neo-realists. 5. Postmodernism. 6. Serbian urban prose. 7. David Albahari, Svetislav Basara and other formal experimentalists. 8. Nationalistic and populistic prose of eighties and nineties. 9. Prose at the turn point of the millennium. 10. Traditional stream in Serbian poetry (Maksimović, Massuka, etc). 11. Neo-symbolism, neo-classicism, neo-romanticism. 12. Poetry inspired by a myth and folklore, neo-verists. 13. Poetry at the turn point of millennium and final recapitulation.
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  • Jovan Deretič, Kratka istorija srpske književnosti, Beograd, 1983
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Václav. Vývoj srbské prózy posledních desetiletí (Development of Serbian prose recent decades). Ed. Ivo Pospíšil. In Klíčové problémy slovanských areálů. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. p. 73–81, 9 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5010-5. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Slovník balkánských spisovatelů. Praha: Libri, 2001. 683 pp. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Studia Balkanica et Slavica. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2001. 185 s. ISBN 8021026103. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. O (The Place of the Writers Later Regarded as Part of Two National Literatures and Biliteral Authors in the History of National Literature.). In Studie z literárněvědné slavistiky. Brno: Vydavatelství MU, 1999. p. 161-165. ISBN 80-210-2212-4. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Balkánsko-mediteránní meziliterární centrismy (Balcan-Mediterranean Interliterary Centrisms). In Česká slavistika 1998. České přednášky pro XII. Mezinárodní sjezd slavistů v Krakově. Praha: Euroslavica, 1998. p. 249-254. ISBN 80-85494-41-8. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Balkán a Mediterán. Literárně historické studie. In Balkán a Mediterán. Literárně historické a teoretické studie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1997. ISBN 80-210-1532-2. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. Nekonečný modravý kruh. In Nekonečný modravý kruh. Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1996. ISBN 80-210-1303-6. info
  • DOROVSKÝ, Ivan. K některým vývojovým tendencím poválečné básnické tvorby jugoslávských národů. Sborník prací filozofické fakulty brněnské univerzity, 1995, vol. 1995, D41, p. 133-142. ISSN 068-2705. info
Teaching methods
Seminars are based on regular reading of works of modern Serbian literature and its analysis within the framework of the seminar.
Assessment methods
Prerequisites for granting the credit: regular attendance and thorough home preparation on weekly basis, participation in class discussion. Subject is completed thru oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Spring 2013.
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