UCJL06 Theory of Literature

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jan Tlustý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Zbyněk Fišer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Fonioková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Marcela Hrdličková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Kotásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jan Tlustý, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/100, only registered: 0/100
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
This series of lectures shall introduce the fundamental problems and currents in 20-century literary theory, and critically assess individual approaches (methodologies). Particular lectures will be dealing with theory of verse, narratology, and novel theory.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course the students will be able:
- to understand the crucial literary theoretical conceptions of the 20th century;
- the ability to critically analyse and compare particular literary theoretical conceptions and their connections;
- to apply these conceptions to analyses of artistic texts;
- to put the literary theoretical development within a wider, historical and cultural realms.
Syllabus
  • - Positivism and author-oriented approach (H. Taine, Sainte-Beuve) - Russian formalism (V. Skhlovsky, V. Propp)
  • - Psychoanalysis and archetypal literary criticism (S. Freud, C. G. Jung, N. Frye).
  • - Theory of the novel (M. Bakhtin, G. Lukács, I. Watt).
  • - Structuralism of Prague School I. (Jan Mukařovský).
  • - Structuralism of Prague School II (R. Jakobson, F. Vodička, M. Jankovič).
  • - Versology.
  • - Narratology.
  • - Phenomenology and the process of reading (R. Ingarden, W. Iser).
  • - Hermeneutics and Reader-response criticism (H. G. Gadamer, H. R. Jauss).
  • - Cultural studies (R. Barthes, R. Hoggart)
  • - Poststructuralism and feminism (M. Foucault, G. Deleuze, J. Butler).
  • - Theory of fictional worlds (L. Doležel, M.-L. Ryan, U. Eco).
Literature
    required literature
  • Slovník novější literární teorie : glosář pojmů. Edited by Richard Müller - Pavel Šidák. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2012. 699 s. ISBN 9788020020482. info
  • Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury : koncepce / osobnosti / základní pojmy. Edited by Ansgar Nünning - Jiří Trávníček - Jiří Holý, Translated by Al. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2006. 912 stran. ISBN 8072941704. info
    recommended literature
  • Průvodce po světové literární teorii 20. století. Edited by Vladimír Macura - Alice Jedličková. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2012. 839 stran. ISBN 9788072948482. info
  • COMPAGNON, Antoine. Démon teorie : literatura a běžné myšlení. Translated by Eva Sládková. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2009. 328 s. ISBN 9788072943241. info
  • ISER, Wolfgang. Jak se dělá teorie. Translated by Petr Onufer. První české vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2009. 245 stran. ISBN 9788024616728. info
  • CULLER, Jonathan. Krátký úvod do literární teorie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2002. 167 s. ISBN 80-7294-070-8. info
    not specified
  • MITOSEK, Zofia. Teorie literatury : historický přehled. Translated by Marie Havránková. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2010. 480 s. ISBN 9788072943326. info
  • NEWTON, Kenneth. Jak interpretovat text : kritický úvod do teorie a praxe literární interpretace. Translated by Milan Orálek. Olomouc: Periplum, 2008. 263 s. ISBN 9788086624471. info
  • HAMAN, Aleš, Jiří HOLÝ and Vladimír PAPOUŠEK. Kritické úvahy o západní literární teorii. 1. vyd. Praha: ARSCI, 2006. 204 s. ISBN 8086078582. info
  • RIMMON-KENAN, Shlomith. Poetika vyprávění : Narrative fiction : contemporary poetics (Orig.). Translated by Vanda Pickettová. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2001. 174 s. : i. ISBN 80-7294-004-X. info
  • HAWKES, Terence. Strukturalismus a sémiotika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Host, 1999. 174 s. ISBN 80-86055-62-0. info
  • WELLEK, René and Austin WARREN. Teorie literatury. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996. 555 s. ISBN 80-7198-150-8. info
  • ŽILKA, Tibor. Poetický slovník [Žilka, 1987]. 2., dopl. vyd. Bratislava: Tatran, 1987. 435 s. info
Teaching methods
Lecture is based on methods of presentation, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
Assessment methods
The course ends with an exam which consists of a written and oral part. In order to be examined, the students must have passed the Theory of literature seminars I and II first. During the exam the students have to prove knowledge of main concepts and issues of literary theoretical conceptions of the 20th century. The students are obliged to present their knowledge of eight literary theoretical studies and three monographies (chosen from the list).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Přednáška je vázána na dvousemestrový seminář Teorie literatury I a II. Předmět si zapíší všichni studující bohemistiky; zkouška je povinná, účast na přednášce je nepovinná. Zapsaní posluchači nebohemistických stud. programů zakončí předmět kolokviem.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Překlenovací kurs navazujícího učitelství pro posluchače z jiných fakult.

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