REMgr03 Interpretation of a Literary Text I (Early Literature)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Dzurillová (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Kulhánková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Kulhánková, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 A22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Schopnost porozumění řeckému literárnímu i odbornému textu.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Byzantine and Modern Greek literary texts are read and interpreted in the seminar. The list of literature changes every year, depending on the topic of the course.
Learning outcomes
In the course of the seminar, students learn the principles of literary work with text and at the end of the seminar they are capable of independent interpretation of an assigned literary work.
  • Literary-historical introduction
  • Introduction to a chosen theroetical approach
  • Annotated reading of the fundamental theoretical studies
  • Reading and interpretation of chosen literary texts
  • Discussions
  • Presentations
  • Fall 2021: Digenis Akritis, Erotokritos, presentations of PhD candidates
  • A companion to Byzantine poetry. Edited by Wolfram Hörandner - Andreas Rhoby - Nikolaos Zagklas. Leiden: Brill, 2019. xiv, 576. ISBN 9789004391086. info
  • LAUXTERMANN, Marc D. Byzantine poetry from Pisides to Geometres : texts and contexts. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2019. 431 stran. ISBN 9783700181262. info
  • Fictional storytelling in the medieval eastern Mediterranean and beyond. Edited by Carolina Cupane - Bettina Krönung. Leiden: Brill, 2016. xiii, 536. ISBN 9789004289994. info
  • BEATON, Roderick. From Byzantium to modern Greece : medieval texts and their modern reception. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 1 sv. ISBN 9780754659693. info
  • LAUXTERMANN, Marc D. Byzantine poetry from Pisides to Geometres : texts and contexts. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2003. 389 s. ISBN 370013150X. info
  • BEATON, Roderick. The medieval Greek romance. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. London: Routledge, 1996. xx, 301. ISBN 0415120330. info
  • Literature and society in Renaissance Crete. Edited by David Holton. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. ix, 339. ISBN 9780521028516. info
Teaching methods
The course has a form of a seminar.
Assessment methods
Active participation, homework and submission of an essay.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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