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Literatures on the British Isles: Classicism to Victorian Era - AAA230156E
Anglický název: Literatures on the British Isles: Classicism to Victorian Era
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
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E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/2, Zk [HT]
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Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
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Garant: PhDr. Soňa Nováková, CSc.
Mgr. Miroslava Horová, Ph.D.
PhDr. Zdeněk Beran, Ph.D.
Soubory Komentář Kdo přidal
stáhnout Syllabus LBI 2-2023.doc Sylabus LBI 2 Beran PhDr. Zdeněk Beran, Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
N.B.:
THIS CODE WAS CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS who need a grade for this course.
The course is only open to DALC incoming Erasmus students.

NOTE: The seminars of Dr Nováková are NOT open to Erasmus students.

OBJECTIVES<br>
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LECTURE<br>
The lecture discusses literature and selected cultural developments from the end of the 17th to the end of the 19th
century. In the 18th century section, special attention is given to Augustan satire, the birth of popular literature and
mass culture, the changes of the literary public and the status of literature in the private and public spheres, the
aesthetics of the 18th century novel and the sublime, and the rise of sentimentalism and Gothic fiction. The
section dealing with Romanticism discusses the rise of national and cultural identities in England, Scotland,
Wales and Ireland, the aesthetics of early Romanticism (the art of William Blake and the poetry of Lyrical Ballads),
the poetry and thought of the second Romantic generation and Romantic fiction in Scotland, Ireland and England
with focus on the historical novel and the transformations of the Gothic novel. Emphasis is also put on historical
and aesthetic features of the transformation of subjectivity in the age of Romanticism. The section on Victorian
literature focuses on the characteristic features, authors and developments of the early and later Victorian novel,
on Victorian poetry, the Aesthetic Movement and Decadence. Apart from the transformations of literary genres
typical for Classicism, Sentimentalism, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, the lecture discusses the
changes in the understanding of the literary work of art from an imitation of ancient models to the means of social
communication and finally to an independent aesthetic object (“art for art’s sake”) and the impact of these
transformations on the stratification of culture. <br>
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Lecture Outline:<br>
1. Eighteenth Century (Dr. Nováková)<br>
a) Classicism and Augustan Satire Part I (Pope vs. Grub Street)<br>
b) Augustan Satire Part II
c) Aesthetics of the 18th Century Novel<br> (will not take place in 2023)
d) Sensibility, the Sublime and Gothic fiction<br>
<br>
2. Romanticism (Dr. Horová)<br>
a) Definition and Periodisation. Romanticism, Patriotism, Nationalism: Macpherson, Chatterton, Charlotte Brooke,
Iolo Morganwg<br>
b) Early English Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Baillie, Barbauld, Smith<br>
c) Later Romanticism: Byron, Shelley, Keats, Hemans, Landon<br>
d) Romantic Prose: The Historical Novel, the Gothic: Edgeworth, Scott; Godwin, Mary Shelley, Hogg, Maturin<br>
<br>
3. Victorian Literature and Culture (Dr. Beran)<br>
a) Periodisation. Origins of 19th Century Novel <br>
b) The Early Victorian Novel: Dickens, Thackeray, Trollope, Gaskell, Kingsley<br>
c) The Later Victorian Novel: George Eliot, Meredith, Hardy, Butler<br>
d) Victorian Poetry, the Aesthetic Movement, Decadence<br> (will not take place in 2023)
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SEMINAR<br>
This is a supplementary course to the lecture series aiming to develop the more general topics presented there.
Its focus is the close reading and analysis of the canonical works of eighteenth- to nineteenth-century literature
written in English. These represent the three thematic areas described above. The principal objective of the
course lies in enhancing the students’ ability of assessment, interpretation and critical expression. The focus of
the individual sessions depends on the specialization of the instructors: The classes of Dr Nováková map the
development of the novel from its beginnings in the early eighteenth century to its early Victorian forms (from Defoe
to Brontë). The classes of Dr Beran aim to highlight major texts of English Romanticism and Victorian fiction (from
Blake to Hardy). <br>
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MATERIAL<br>
<br>
LECTURE<br>
Power Point Presentations: publicized in the moodle during the semester<br>
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SEMINAR<br>
Basic Texts<br>
Henry Fielding – Tom Jones<br>
Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice<br>
Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights<br>
Selections from the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats<br>
Further primary reading specified in the individual syllabi (Dr Beran, Dr Nováková)<br>
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Selected Bibliography:<br>
Allen, Walter, The English Novel (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1968)<br>
Bygrave, Stephen (ed.), Romantic Writings (London: Routledge and The Open University, 1996)<br>
Walder, Dennis, The Nineteenth-Century Novel: Identities (London: Open University, 2001)<br>
Davis, Lennard, Factual Fictions (New York: Columbia UP, 1983)<br>
Karl, Frederick, A Reader’s Guide to the Development of the English Novel in the 18th Century (London: Thames
and Hudson, 1974)<br>
McCalman, Iain, An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)<br>
McKeon, Michael, The Origins of the Novel (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1987)<br>
Procházka, Martin, Romantismus a osobnost (Praha: Kruh moderních filologů, 1996)<br>
Procházka, Martin, Transversals (Praha: Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2008)<br>
Procházka, Martin a Hrbata, Zdeněk, Romantismus a romantismy: Pojmy, proudy, kontexty (Praha: Karolinum,
2005)<br>
Roe, Nicholas, Romanticism: An Oxford Guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)<br>
Richetti, John, The English Novel in History 1700-1780 (London: Routledge, 1999)<br>
Skinner, John, An Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Raising the Novel (Houndsmills: Palgrave, 2001)<br>
Watt, Ian, The Rise of the Novel (London: Chatto and Windus, 1957)<br>
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ASSESSMENT<br>
<br>
LECTURE<br>
Cumulative oral examination (for all courses on the Literatures on the British Isles) after the winter semester of the
3rd year of study (at the end of the course Literatures on the British Isles: Modernism to Present).<br>
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SEMINAR<br>
Credit requirements for all students include attendance, active participation in seminar work and satisfactory oral
and written work (a test). Single-subject students also have one oral presentation (or an abstract). The
examination for single-subject students will consist of an in-class writing assignment (90 mins, on a topic based
on the required reading for the seminar). Further details are specified in the course syllabi. <br>
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Poslední úprava: Nováková Soňa, PhDr., CSc. (09.02.2024)
 
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