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Předmět, akademický rok 2019/2020
Romantic Legacies - AAA132016
Anglický název: Romantic Legacies
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2019
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / 15 (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: Mgr. Miroslava Horová, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Mgr. Miroslava Horová, Ph.D.
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Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Miroslava Horová, Ph.D. (03.02.2020)
This course will trace the fictional & poetic legacies of the second generation of English Romantics, and primarily Byron, in 20th- and 21st-century texts. In the introductory section, spanning over 3 seminars, we will begin with two short novels by Anthony Burgess – Beard’s Roman Women, 1976, featuring a script for a film musical about Byron and Shelley, and its experimental companion text ABBA ABBA (1977), about Keats’s dying in Rome and the art of the sonnet - and more widely about the impact of the Romantic poets’ presence in Rome and its influence on 20th-century popular culture and consciousness; the final session will be devoted to Andrew Motion’s intriguing novella The Invention of Dr Cake (2003) in which the former Poet Laureate and Keats’s biographer imagines an alternative afterlife for the poet, discussing the ethos of Romantic legacy per se. The next section will trace the 20th- and 21st-century legacy of one of the most innovative of Byron's texts, the mock epic Don Juan (1819-1823). We will first look at Auden’s famous ‘Letter to Lord Byron’ from the autobiographical collection Letters from Iceland (1937), co-authored with Louis MacNeice. The second seminar in this section will be on Burgess’ posthumously published verse novel Byrne (1995), which is written in ottava rima and Spenserians, focusing on 20th-century politics and adaptation of poetics. In the third seminar of this section, we will explore a selection from the recently published A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands (2014) and its take on Byron’s mock epic in view of 21st-century poetics and politics. The final section of the seminar will focus on Benjamin Markovits’ Byronic trilogy, the 2007-11 novels Imposture (on doppelgangers, celebrity and Polidori) and selections from the next two novels, A Quiet Adjustment (on Byron’s marriage and Lady Byron) and Childish Loves (on memory, legacy, biography, and illicit love interests). The seminar will close with a general discussion of the problematics of Romantic literary legacy in view of inter- and metatextuality.

regular attendance (70% min)
active participation in seminar discussion
1 short in-class presentation (5-10 mins)
final essay (2000 words) whose outline has to be discussed with the course instructor

Virginia Woolf, ‘Byron and Mr Briggs’ (Essays of Virginia Woolf, ed. Andrew McNeillie, vol. III, 1919-1934)
W.H. Auden, ‘Letter to Lord Byron’ (Auden and MacNeice, Letters from Iceland, 1936)
Anthony Burgess, Beard’s Roman Women (1976)
Anthony Burgess, ABBA ABBA (1977)
Anthony Burgess, Byrne (1995)
Andrew Motion, The Invention of Dr Cake (2003)
Benjamin Markovits, Imposture (2007)
Benjamin Markovits, A Quiet Adjustment (2008)
Benjamin Markovits, Childish Loves (2011)
A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands (2014)

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