Poslední úprava: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D. (01.10.2017)
This subject deals with the way that Czech culture is reflected in anglophone literature from the nineteenth century to the present. This is not primarily an analysis of Czechness, but rather the aim is to use this culture as a way to explore theoretical approaches to transnational negotiations, moving through imagology (Leerssen), and postcolonial ideas of the other (Said). We will explore how integral stereotypes are to anglophone literature in its different phases during the twentieth century, asking to what degree does Czechness culture (which of marginal importance to the anglophone world) allow us to illuminate some of its main dynamics. Among these last, we will cover the New Woman (Doyle), anti-semitism (Trollope, Christie), Cold War culture (Ginsberg, Roth, Kazan).
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D. (16.11.2017)
Credit Requirements 70% Attendance Two essays each of 700 words on one of the texts on the course (due dates 15 Nov, 1 Dec) Essay of 1500 words to be submitted no later than 2 months after completion of the seminar on a subject agreed with the instructor (pls send proposals of 100 words, with bibliography, via email)
As I will be on leave from 1 Feb to 31 May next year I'm giving you a choice. If you wish to have the essay assessed by 31 January, please submit it by 15 January. If you don't need the essay assessed that soon, then the deadline is now 31 May.
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D. (28.10.2017)
13.10 A Far Away Country of Which We Know Nothing Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Scandal in Bohemia” (1891) Optional: “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Sherlock (2012), season 2, episode 1 Joep Leerssen, "Imagology: History and Method"
20.10 No class
27.10 Prague of the Jews Anthony Trollope, Nina Balatka (1867), ch. 1-4 Stephen Boatright, "Anti-Semitism in Anthony Trollope's Palliser Novels" (scroll down two-thirds of the page) Edward Said, Orientalism, ch. 1 parts I and II ("Knowing the Oriental" and "Imaginative Geography"), ch. 3, parts I and II ("Latent and Manifest Orientalism" and "Style, Expertise, Vision")
3.11 No class
10.11 Friends & Enemies Harold Sidney Harmsworth Rothermere, Warnings and Predictions (1939), 101–24 Worth E. Shoults, “Hospitality of the Czechs,” National Geographic 51.6 (June 1927): 723–42 John Patric, “Czechoslovaks, Yankees of Europe,” National Geographic 74.2 (August 1938): 173–225
17.11 National Holiday
24.11 Teaching Brigands Not to Be Brigands Agatha Christie, The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
1.12 Two Americans in Prague Matthiessen, F. O. From the Heart of Europe (1947), 171–94 Marica Davenport, Too Strong for Fantasy (selection to be uploaded)
8.12 Cozying up to Heydrich Philip Kerr, Prague Fatale (2011)
15.12 HUAC's Helper in Gottwald’s Czechoslovakia Film: Man on a Tightrope, dir. Elia Kazan (1953) ***Please obtain this film yrselves.*** D. Randall Blythe, “An Excerpt from the Memoir Dark Days.” The Talkhouse (Jul. 11, 2015)
22.12 An American Poet in Prague Allen Ginsberg, “Kral Majales” (1965) Paul Jay, Global Matters (selection in file)
5.1 Among the Dissidents Philip Roth, The Prague Orgy (1985) Ideology & Art Bruce Chatwin, Utz (1988)