AJ44001 Úvod do literatury

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2012
5x2. 4 kr. (plus 2 za zk). Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Martina Bilá, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Martina Horáková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Rozvrh seminárních/paralelních skupin
AJ44001/A: každý lichý pátek 14:10–15:45 G22, M. Horáková
AJ44001/B: každý lichý pátek 10:50–12:25 G32, M. Horáková
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Course description:
This course consists of seminars that encourage students to engage in literary research and analysis. We will focus on two major literary works (F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing) that will serve as the core case studies for a semester-long research project. In addition, we will read and analyze selections of poetry, short fiction and drama in order to demonstrate a variety of genres and literary approaches. These readings will be supplemented by chapters from A Short Guide to Writing about Literature and selections from literary theories that will provide further material for in-class discussions.
Course objectives:
1. To learn the methods of conducting library research and working with primary and secondary sources.
2. To acquire the techniques needed for literary analysis and writing academic essays.
3. To refine critical thinking about literature and achieve a deeper understanding of how literature affects us and how it enriches our perception of the world.
  • Week 1:Reading and discussion: The Great Gatsby Barnet et al.: chapters 1 and 2: “The Writer As Reader: Reading and Responding” and “The Reader as Writer: Drafting and Writing” response paper 1 due (submit in the ELF by March 1, 8 p.m)
  • Week 2: Reading and Discussion: Surfacing Barnet et al., chapter 8: “Writing About Literature: An Overview” Portfolio: Unit 1: Secondary Sources: Surfacing and/or Gatsby (a list of 3 books, 3 book chapters, 3 journal articles, and 3 online sources; documentation style conforming to MLA; submit in the ELF) response paper 2 due (submit in the ELF by March 15, 8 p.m.)
  • Week 3: Reading and discussion: selection of poetry Barnet et al., chapter 12: “Writing About Poetry” Portfolio: Unit 2: Paper Proposal and Annotated Bibliography (of three key secondary sources) response paper 3 due (submit in the ELF by March 29, 8 p.m.)
  • Week 4: Reading and discussion: selection of short fiction Barnet et al., chapter 10: “Writing About Fiction: The World of the Story”; Portfolio: Unit 3: First Draft of the Research Paper (1700-2000 words, double-spaced, 12point font) response paper 4 due (submit in the ELF by April 26)
  • Week 5: Reading and discussion: selection of drama Barnet et al., chapter 11: “Writing About Drama” Portfolio: Unit 4: Final Draft of the Research Paper (deadline May 21); response paper 5 due
    povinná literatura
  • MLA Handbook 7th edition
  • Barnet, Sylvan, et al. A Short Guide to Writing About Literature. 2nd ed. Toronto: Pearson Education, 2004.
  • ATWOOD, Margaret. Surfacing. First Anchor Books Edition. New York: Anchor Book, a division of Random House, Inc., 1998. 199 stran. ISBN 9780385491051. info
  • FITZGERALD, Francis Scott. The great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's sons, 1925. 182 s. ISBN 0684164981. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Culler, Jonathan, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000.
  • WELLEK, René a Austin WARREN. Theory of literature. 3rd ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1963. 374 s. ISBN 014017219X. info
Výukové metody
group and class dicussion, independent study, short lectures
Metody hodnocení
I. Research project portfolio: 4 units (3 assignments plus 1 final draft of the research paper), 60%
II. Participation: 5 response papers and class participation, 40
Note: In order to pass the course, you must complete all the assignments.
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Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích jaro 2005, jaro 2008, jaro 2009, jaro 2010, jaro 2011, jaro 2013, jaro 2014, jaro 2015, jaro 2016, jaro 2017, jaro 2018, jaro 2019.