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Literary Theories - AAA500407
Title: Literární teorie
Guaranteed by: Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (21-UALK)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2013
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter 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: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AAALE001A
Guarantor: Louis Armand, Ph.D.
Interchangeability : AAALE001A
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To introduce students interested in theoretical thought of the latter half of the twentieth century (from Roland Barthes to New
Histori­cism) to selected themes of contem­porary literary theory and to related problems in philosophy, linguistics, aesthetics
and history. These include:
1. the status of texts: authorship and authority, text and discourse
2. structuralism and deconstruction: between literature and philosophy
4. figurative language and literature: semiotics and rhetoric, ?allegories of reading?
5. aesthetics of representation and aesthetics of intensity: mimesis and simulacrum;
6. forms of otherness and heterogeneity: the unconscious, ?literary machine?, ?minor literature?, hybridity and
7. relations between texts and histories: historiography and historicism
8. New Historicism: beyond the limits of deconstruction and reception theories.

Credits will be given for regular and active participation in discussions and for the knowledge and ability to think
demonstrated in the con­cluding debate. Students will also be asked to write one short essay (up to 2000 words).

Last update: UAAZNOJE (30.05.2008)
Literature - Czech


Extracts from philosophical, theoretical and literary texts will be provided as master copies.

Roland Barthes, Mythologies, ?The Death of the Author?

Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture

Tom Cohen (ed.), Jacques Derrida and the Humanities

Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, Writing and Difference, Disseminations, The Spectres of Marx, Texty k dekonstrukci

Gilles Deleuze, Proust and Signs, The Logic of Sense, Critical and Clinical

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus, Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature, A Thousand Plateaus

Paul de Man, Blindness and Insight, Allegories of Reading, ?Epistemology of Metaphor?

Michel Foucault, The Order of Things, The Archaeology of Knowledge, Myšlení vnějšku, ?What is an Author?

Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey

Stephen Greenblatt, Shakespearean Negotiations, Marvelous Posessions

Jacques Lacan, Ecrits (English selection)

Emmanuel Lévinas, Čas a jiné (Time and the Other), The Levinas Reader

Frank Lentricchia and Thomas McLaughlin (eds.), Critical Terms for Literary Study

Paul Patton (ed.), Deleuze: A Critical Reader

Hayden White, Metahistory, Tropics of Discourse

Last update: UAAZNOJE (30.05.2008)
Teaching methods - Czech


Last update: UAAZNOJE (30.05.2008)
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