Southern Literature - AAALB013A
Title: Jižanská literatura
Guaranteed by: Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (21-UALK)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 15 (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
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Hana Ulmanová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Hana Ulmanová, Ph.D.
Is co-requisite for: AAALB013B
Is interchangeable with: AAA500308
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Aim of the course

To explain the phenomenon of Southern literature in American cultural context both from the traditional, Old Southern perspective (with the emphasis on family, tradition, and community) and the perspective of New Southern studies (with the emphasis on race, gender, and class). To discuss both Gothic heritage (stressing the grotesque elements) and modernism (stressing the concept of time). To question the fixed notions of Southern lady, Southern gentleman, and white trash, and see how the given works challenge Southern sterotypes.

Last update: Poncarová Petra Johana, Mgr., Ph.D. (04.11.2021)
Course completion requirements

To receive their credit all students are obliged to attend at least 70 per cent of the seminars, give one oral presentation and submit an essay of 3000-4000 words.

Last update: Poncarová Petra Johana, Mgr., Ph.D. (04.11.2021)

Allen, Dennis W. „Horror and Perverse Delight“

Allison, Dorothy. „River of Names“

Brooks, Cleanth. William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha County

Capote, Truman. „Jug of Silver“, „Miriam“

Faulkner, William. Light in August

Faulkner, William. „A Rose for Emily“

Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury

Hassan, Ihab. Radical Innocence

Hellman, Lillian. The Little Foxes

Henley, Beth. Crimes of the Heart

Kazin, Alfred. „The Stillness of Light in August“

Kerr, Elizabeth. William Faulkner´s Gothic Domain

McKee, Kathryn and Annette Trefzer. „Global Contexts, Local Literatures: The New Southern Studies“

Longley, John L., Jr. „Joe Christmas: The Hero in the Modern World“

Sartre, Jean-Paul. „On The Sound and the Fury: Time in the Work of Faulkner“

Warren, Robert Penn, ed. Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays

Welty, Eudora. „Petrified Man“, „The Wide Net“

Williams, Tennessee. „Desire and the Black Masseur“, „Portrait of a Girl in Glass“

Yaeger, Patricia. Dirt and Desire

Last update: Poncarová Petra Johana, Mgr., Ph.D. (04.11.2021)



Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: The Sound and the Fury

Week 3: The Sound and the Fury plus Brooks, Sartre

Week 4: Light in August

Week 5: Light in August plus Kazin, Longley, Kerr

Week 6. A Rose for Emily, Allen

Week 7: Capote, Hassan

Week 8: Williams

Week 9: Welty, Yeager

Week 10: Allison, McKee

Week 11: Lillian Hellman: The Little Foxes

Week 12: Beth Henley: Crimes of the Heart


Last update: Poncarová Petra Johana, Mgr., Ph.D. (04.11.2021)