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Theory of literature I. - OPBC2L104A
Title: Teorie literatury I
Guaranteed by: Katedra české literatury (41-KCL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 0 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Tomáš Kubíček, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Lukáš Neumann, Ph.D.
PhDr. Josef Peterka, CSc.
Interchangeability : OKBC2L104A
Is pre-requisite for: OPBC2L107A
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Lukáš Neumann, Ph.D. (27.10.2019)
The aim of the two-semester course is to create preconditions (terminology, poetics) for the systematic recognition of the specific qualities of literary literature in a wide range of its modalities (prose, poetry, drama; artistic and popular literature; and youth) and for meaningful communication about literary texts. The concept and style of teaching literary theory anticipates the needs of teaching practice. The seminars are interactive in nature, stimulate critical thinking and require active student participation. In particular, the ability to apply general knowledge to a specific material is practiced sensitively and thoughtfully. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: The course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminar in the winter and summer semesters. During the exam, candidates should demonstrate the ability to clarify key theoretical problems and concepts (use them appropriately, exemplify them, etc.), describe the literary experience, describe and understand the text, formulate suitable themes for the text, characterize the literary work in summary.
Descriptors - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Lukáš Neumann, Ph.D. (27.10.2020)

Výuka bude v ZS (až do případného odvolání distančního způsobu výuky) vedena online přes aplikaci MS Teams.

Semináře L. Neumann na odkazech níže:

Seminář (3) pondělí 17:10:

Seminář (2) pondělí 19:00:

Seminář (6) středa 13:30:

Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Lukáš Neumann, Ph.D. (27.10.2019)

Peterka J. Teorie literatury pro učitele (Jíloviště 2007, dotisk 2014), ISBN  978-80-239-9284-7.                                                                  

Kubíček T., Hrabal J., Bílek P. A. Naratologie (Praha 2013), ISBN  978-80-7272-592-2.                                                                                                                                                                        

Mocná D., Peterka J. a kol. Encyklopedie literárních žánrů (Praha-Litomyšl 2004), ISBN 80-7185-669-X.

Nünning A. (ed.), Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury (Brno 2006), ISBN 80-7294-170-4.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Lukáš Neumann, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)
Topics, concepts, problems:
1. Aesthetic experience
2. Literary life
3. Literary literature
3.1 Artistic and popular literature
3.2 National Literature
3.3 World literature
4. Language / Literary code
5. Literary fiction
5.1 Perspective
6. Intertext
7. Function of literature
8. Author
8.1 Creation through the eyes of psychology and sociology
9. Reader
10. Literary work
10.1 Title
Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Lukáš Neumann, Ph.D. (27.10.2019)

Essay / Reflection on the chosen topic:

1. My reading experience.

2. Teaching literature at secondary school.

3. Aspects of interpretation of a literary work.

The number of opportunities to obtain credits: 3

Genre (1, 2): Reflection

Reasoning is not just a rhetorical exercise, but an intellectual effort with the knowledge of things to formulate problems and their more general context, to argue interestingly. It should have a comprehensive introduction and conclusion.

On topic 1: The purpose of the reasoning is an authentic, honest balance of the current state of your own literary reading experience with respect to its typological range. It may include, for example, key reading experiences, influences, selection criteria - tastes, extent and reading deficits in relation to different genres or periods of Czech, world, etc. Beware of escape stereotypes: Do not write biographical narrations ("fairy tales at first, then girl novels and now Kundera"), or just a commented list of books you´ve read. We recommend you to find inspirational literature such as A. Manguel´s History of Reading, J. Trávníček´s Do we read?, Readers and Internauts, M. Horníček Hymns (the first 3 essays evoking a reading experience); from ´Theory of literature for teachers´ especially the chapters Reader, Literary life, Literary literary, Function of literature, Value and evaluation.

On topic 2: The point is reflection on the basis of own experience, not a general overview of the curriculum. Try to combine the informative, evaluative, critical and / or informative components; conceptual and constructive.

Genre (3): Essay
On topic 3: Essay differs from the reflective type of writing mainly in that it deals with the problem both professionally and at the same time readable - journalistic. The comprehensive introduction and conclusion, including interesting argumentation, of course also applies to this topic. There are two ways to do this: a) to discuss essential aspects / components of the interpretation of one literary work of your choice according to your own (!) Reading experience; or, b) to highlight and compare one aspect / component of interpretation across multiple literary works (eg. composition, concept of characters, genre inclusion, etc.). This work is ideally conceived as an intimate, subjective dialogue between the reader and the text.

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