AJ15000 Americká literatura do 1865

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2016
Rozsah
0/2/0. 2 kr. (plus 2 za zk). Doporučované ukončení: zk. Jiná možná ukončení: z.
Vyučující
Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Garance
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Rozvrh
Čt 17:30–19:05 zrusena M13
Předpoklady
( AJ09999 Postupová zkouška || AJ01002 Anglický jazyk II ) && AJ04003 Úvod do literatury II
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Cíle předmětu
A survey of American literature from the colonial period through the Civil War. Specific topics to be addressed are indicated on the syllabus below. At the end of the course, students should be able to identify key authors, developments and movements in early American literature and culture and to explain their significance and interrelationships.
Osnova
  • Assigned readings have in most cases been excerpted and arranged specifically for the course, and therefore should be accessed at the web address for course materials: tiny.cc/Americanliteratureto1865 (direct "hotlink" is below, under "Teacher's information").
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  • WEEK 1
  • 29 September: BACKGROUND AND CONCEPTS FOR STUDYING EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
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  • WEEK 2
  • 6 October: ENVISIONING THE “NEW-FOUND-LAND”
  • Read:
  • Paul Boyer, American History: A Very Short Introduction, Preface and chapters 1-4
  • Michael Drayton, Ode to the Virginian Voyage
  • Selections from Puritan writings, as posted
  • William Cullen Bryant, The Prairies
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  • WEEK 3
  • 13 October: THE AMERICAN FOUNDING
  • Read:
  • Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac and Autobiography, selections posted
  • Selections from the Founders’ writings, as posted
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Crevecouer, Letters from an American Farmer, selections posted
  • Tench Coxe, A View of the United States, selections posted
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  • WEEK 4
  • 20 October: NEOCLASSICISM AND CHANGING STYLES
  • Read:
  • Freneau and Brackenridge, The Rising Glory of America
  • Bolingbroke, Ideal of the the Patriot King, selections posted
  • Selected writings on the US presidency, as posted
  • Parson Weems, Life of Washington, selections posted
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  • WEEK 5
  • 27 October: RACE AND SLAVERY
  • Read:
  • Selected writings on race, as posted
  • Introductions to and selected poems of Phillis Wheatley, as posted
  • Selected “slave song” lyrics and commentary, as posted
  • Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life, selections posted
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Haiawatha, selections posted
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  • 3 November: INVERSIONS AND SATIRES
  • Read:
  • Royall Tyler, The Contrast, posted summary and Act I scene 2; Act II scene 2; Act III scenes 1-2
  • Washington Irving, Knickerbocker's History of New York, selections posted, and Rip Van Winkle
  • Selections from early American humorists, as posted
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  • 10 November: TRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE
  • Read:
  • Selections from Ralph Waldo Emerson, as posted
  • Theodore Parker, Of Justice and the Conscience
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden, selections posted
  • Walt Whitman, selected poems, as posted
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  • READING WEEK: NO CLASS ON 17 NOVEMBER
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  • 24 November: THE HAUNTED PAST
  • Read:
  • The Book of Mormon, selections posted
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
  • Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher
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  • 1 December: REVISIONISM AND PROTEST
  • Read:
  • William Apess, Lectures and Addresses, selections posted
  • James Whitfield, America
  • Frederick Douglass, Fourth of July Address
  • Selections from feminist and abolitionist writings, as posted
  • Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, selections posted
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  • 8 December: CRISIS AND CIVIL WAR
  • Read:
  • Harriett Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, selections posted
  • Abraham Lincoln, Addresses, selections posted
  • Selected writings on the war, as posted
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  • 13 December: FINAL EXAM, FIRST SITTING
Literatura
    doporučená literatura
  • GRAY, Richard J. A brief history of American literature. 1st pub. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. x, 410. ISBN 9781405192309. info
  • A handbook of American literature : for students of English. Edited by Zbigniew Lewicki. Warsaw: U.S. Embassy, 1997. vi, 256 s. info
Výukové metody
Readings and lectures / discussions.
Metody hodnocení
100% final exam. First sitting: 13 December, normal class time and place. The "re-sit" will be an essay assignment.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
http://tiny.cc/Americanliteratureto1865
Readings may be found at this web address, organized by the weeks for which they are assigned.
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