AJ34120 Literární hodnoty a kanonicita

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2022
Bloková výuka. 15 kr. Ukončení: zk.
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kačer, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. Michael Matthew Kaylor, PhD. (přednášející)
doc. Michael Matthew Kaylor, PhD.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky – Filozofická fakulta
No prerequisites.
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.

Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 15 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 9/15, pouze zareg.: 1/15
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
As its title suggests, this course will provide an occasion for students to engage issues of literary value – historical, contemporary, and personal. This engagement will be facilitated by a running comparison between works of established literary value and inferior items such as comic opera, and popular and pulp fiction (Both types will be treated as "case studies"). The questions that will be considered include: What intrinsic qualities establish literary value over time? Beyond extrinsic issues and the demands of the literary marketplace, what establishes a work as canonical? From Aristotle to Harold Bloom, from Horace to Jack Stillinger, this course and its readings will challenge accepted notions as well as foster an appreciation for scholarly traditions.
Výstupy z učení
Absolventi kurzu získají základní vhled do procesu tvorby kánonu anglojazyčných literatur. Úspěšní absolventi kurzu získají zázemí pro odbornou debatu ohledně literárních hodnot z historické, současné i osobní perspektivy.
  • Case Studies with which to work during the course: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1600), John Keats’s The Eve of St Agnes (1819), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). Session 1 (21 October, 8 a.m.): All-time Classics of literary taxonomy: Aristotle’s Poetics, Horace’s Ars Poetica, and Longinus’s On the Sublime. The Case Studies and these All-timers should be considered and/or referred to in all seminars. Discussion about seminar aims and relevance of the canon to your material. Session 2 (4 November, 8 a.m.): Values: Read Harold Bloom’s Anxiety of Influence (1973) and The Western Canon (1995). Session 3 (25 November, 8 a.m.): Research Methods: Read Jack Stillinger’s Multiple Authorship and the Myth of the Solitary Genius (1991) and Brian Vickers’s Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels (1994). Session 4 (16 December, 8 a.m.): Credit Conference: During this conference students will give 15-minute papers related to both the issues dealt with in the seminar and the topic of their thesis.
    povinná literatura
  • F. R. Leavis, The Great Tradition (1948) (extracts)
  • Horace, Ars Poetica
  • Tomáš Kulka, Umění a kýč (Kitsch and Art; 1994 and 2002)
  • Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and Schools of the Ages (New York: Riverhead Books, 1995)
  • Harold Bloom, Anxiety of Influence (1973)
  • Rita Felski, Uses of Literature (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008)
  • Brian Vickers, Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels (New Haven: Yale UP, 1993)
  • Benjamin Britten, The Turn of the Screw (opera; 1954)
  • Aristotle, Poetics
  • Linda and Michael Hutcheon, Opera: The Art of Dying (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard UP, 2004) (extracts)
  • Philip Davis, Why Victorian Literature Still Matters (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008)
  • Jack Stillinger, Multiple Authorship and the Myth of the Solitary Genius (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991)
  • Harold Bloom, Tanner Lectures on Human Values (1997)
  • Gary Taylor, "C:/wp/file.txt 05:41 10-07-98" (in Andrew Murphy, ed. The Renaissance Text. Manchester UP, 2000: 44–54)
  • Longinus, On the Sublime
  • Valentine Cunningham, Reading after Theory (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002)
  • Gary Taylor, from Moment by Moment by Shakespeare (London: Macmillan, 1985) (extracts)
Výukové metody
Intensive block seminars.
Metody hodnocení
Marks will be based on the student's preparation for and participation in the seminars, as well as for composing and delivering a conference paper on an approved topic. As is consistent with Doctoral level studies, in terms of the final mark, emphasis will be placed on precision, knowledge base, and originality of thought.
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