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Introduction to Literary Studies II - AAA230112
Title: Úvod do literárních studií II
Guaranteed by: Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (21-UALK)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Is provided by: AAA130112
Additional information: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=12354
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. Mgr. Ondřej Pilný, Ph.D.
doc. Clare Wallace, M.A., Ph.D.
Colin Steele Clark, M.A.
Pre-requisite : AAA230111
Interchangeability : AAA110040, AAA130112, AAA230110
Is pre-requisite for: AAA230150, AAA230152, AAA230153, AAA230154, AAA230161, AAA230162, AAA230163, AAA230156, AAA230157, AAA230158, AAA230165, AAA230166, AAA230167, AAA230155, AAA230151, AAA130157, AAA130167, AAA230158E
Is interchangeable with: AAA230110
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download Introduction to LS-Lecture SS 23-24.pdf Introduction to Literary Studies lecture syllabus SS 23-24 prof. Mgr. Ondřej Pilný, Ph.D.
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The overall aim of the course is to improve the students’ reading and writing skills and furnish them with critical tools for the interpretation of texts. The topics discussed include the basics of poetics, introduction to drama and theatre, the basics of narratology, and an outline of critical approaches to the literary text. The course also introduces the essential methodology of research.


Syllabi: lecture syllabus is attached as a pdf and is available on moodle. Seminar syllabi are provided by the seminar instructors on moodle.

RECOMMENDED READING:
Montgomery, M., et al., Ways of Reading (London: Routledge, 1992).
Green, K. and LeBihan, J., Critical Theory and Practice (London: Routledge, 1996).
Aristotle, Poetics (any edition).
Hobsbaum, P., Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form (Abingdon: Routledge, 1996).
Fludernik, M., An Introduction to Narratology (Abingdon: Routledge, 2009).
Lethbridge, S. and Mildorf, J., Basics of English Studies (English departments of the Universities of Tübingen, Stuttgart and Freiburg, n.d.), esp. Section 2.5 “Narrators and Narrative Situation”
Pavis, P., Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998).
Cuddon, A.J., The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (London: Penguin, 1992).
Preminger, A. and Brogan, T.V.F., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).

ASSESSMENT
Double-subject Students
WS (zápočet): Attendance (max. 2 unexplained absences) and active participation in class, mid-term essay: interpretation of poetry (1 500 words).
SS (zápočet): Attendance (max. 2 unexplained absences) and active participation in class, mid-term essay: narrative analysis (1 500 words).
Criteria of Assessment: All assignments will be awarded a letter grade. Credit (zápočet) for each semester will be given on the basis of receiving a pass grade (i.e., A to C-) for both essay and participation.

Single-subject Students:
WS (zápočet): Attendance (max. 2 unexplained absences) and active participation in class, mid-term essay: interpretation of poetry (1 500 words), final test on poetics and genre definitions.
SS (zápočet, zkouška): Attendance (max. 2 unexplained absences) and active participation in class, mid-term essay: narrative analysis (1 500 words), final test on narrative strategies and approaches to text (literary theories).
Criteria of Assessment: All assignments will be awarded a letter grade. Credit (zápočet) for each semester will be given on the basis of receiving a pass grade (i.e., A to C-) for essay, test and participation each. The final exam grade (after the summer semester) will be calculated from the results in the individual assignments in the following manner:

Composition of Final Exam Grade for Single Subject Students
Participation winter semester 10%
Participation summer semester 10%
Essay winter semester 25%
Essay summer semester 25%
Test winter semester 15%
Test summer semester 15%

Value of Individual Letter Grades Awarded for Assignments
10% 15% 25%
A 10 15 25
A- 9 13.5 22.5
B+ 8.7 13 21.75
B 8.5 12.75 21.25
B- 8 12 20
C+ 7.7 11.5 19.25
C 7.5 11.25 18.75
C- 7 10.5 17.5


Conversion of Grades to an FFUK Grade
FFUK Grade Letter Grade Percent (%) Generally Accepted Meaning
1 A 96-100 Outstanding work
A- 90-95
2 B+ 87-89 Good work, distinctly above average
B 83-86
B- 80-82
3 C+ 77-79 Acceptable work
C 73-76
C- 70-72
F F 0-69 Work that does not meet minimum standards for passing the course

Last update: Pilný Ondřej, prof. Mgr., Ph.D. (06.02.2024)
 
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