AJ15000 Americká literatura do 1865

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2018
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
Út 16:00–17:40 B2.23
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. The course prepares students to identify key authors, developments and movements in early American literature and culture and to explain their significance and interrelationships. It also lays the basis for further study of American literature and culture, both in the subsequent courses in the American literature sequence and in other courses and thesis work.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to identify key authors, developments and movements in early American literature and culture and to explain their significance and interrelationships. They will be better able to analyze particular literary works in their cultural context, and will be prepared for further study of American literature and culture, both in the subsequent courses of the American literature sequence and in other courses and thesis work.
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 link is below, under "Teacher's information").
  • This list is subject to change; assignments are NOT FINAL until 1 week before the date for which they're listed.
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  • WEEK 1
  • 25 September: BACKGROUND AND CONCEPTS FOR STUDYING EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
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  • WEEK 2
  • 2 October: ENVISIONING THE “NEW-FOUND-LAND”
  • Read:
  • William Cullen Bryant, The Prairies
  • Michael Drayton, Ode to the Virginian Voyage
  • John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity, excerpts posted
  • Anne Bradstreet, Prologue and Verses upon the Burning of our House
  • Selections from Puritan writings, excerpts posted
  • Paul Boyer, American History: A Very Short Introduction, Preface and Chapters 1-4
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  • WEEK 3
  • 9 October: THE AMERICAN FOUNDING
  • Read:
  • Crevecouer, Letters from an American Farmer, excerpts posted
  • Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Benjamin Vaughan; Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection; Poor Richard's Almanac, excerpts posted
  • Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, #19
  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense, excerpts posted
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • George Washington, Circular Letter to the States
  • Tench Coxe, A View of the United States, excerpts posted
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  • WEEK 4
  • 16 October: NEOCLASSICISM AND CHANGING STYLES
  • Read:
  • Freneau and Brackenridge, The Rising Glory of America
  • Bolingbroke, Ideal of the the Patriot King, excerpts posted
  • Selected writings on the US presidency, excerpts posted
  • Parson Weems, Life of Washington, excerpts posted
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  • WEEK 5
  • 23 October: 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, excerpts posted, and Rip Van Winkle
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  • WEEK 6
  • 30 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, excerpts posted
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Haiawatha, excerpts posted
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  • WEEK 7
  • 6 November: THE HAUNTED PAST
  • Read:
  • The Book of Mormon, excerpts posted
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
  • Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher
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  • WEEK 8
  • READING WEEK: NO CLASS MEETING ON 13 NOVEMBER
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  • WEEK 9
  • 20 November: TRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE
  • Read:
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, excerpts posted
  • Theodore Parker, Of Justice and the Conscience, excerpts posted
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden, excerpts posted
  • Louisa May Alcott, Transcendental Wild Oats
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  • WEEK 10
  • 27 November: REVISIONISM AND PROTEST
  • Read:
  • William Apess, Lectures and Addresses, excerpts posted
  • James Whitfield, America
  • Frederick Douglass, Fourth of July Address
  • Selections from feminist and abolitionist writings, excerpts posted
  • Harriett Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, exerpts + related writings posted
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  • WEEK 11
  • 4 December: The 1850s
  • Read:
  • Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, excerpts posted
  • Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, excerpts posted
  • Emily Dickinson, posted poems
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  • WEEK 12
  • 11 December: to be announced
Literatura
    povinná literatura
  • GRAY, Richard J. A brief history of American literature. 1st pub. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. x, 410. ISBN 9781405192309. info
  • ELLIOTT, Emory. The Cambridge introduction to early American literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. viii, 198. ISBN 0-521-52041-X. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature. Edited by Paul Downes. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xii, 239 p. ISBN 0521813395. 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, date to be arranged. The "re-sit" will be an essay assignment.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
http://tiny.cc/Americanliteratureto1865
Readings posted by the instructor may be found at this web address, organized by the weeks for which they are assigned.
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