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Czechs Outside In - AAALB034A
Anglický název: Czechs Outside In
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2017
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / 15 (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Úroveň:  
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
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Garant: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D.
Je korekvizitou pro: AAALB034B
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Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D. (17.09.2017)

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 reception theory (Hall, Jauss), 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. (16.09.2017)

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)

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Justin Quinn, Ph.D. (17.09.2017)

1. Introduction

2.
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"

3. Prague of the Jews
Anthony Trollope, Nina Balatka (1867), ch. 1-4
Stuart Hall, "Encoding/Decoding"

4.
 
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

5.
 
Teaching Brigands Not to Be Brigands
Agatha Christie, The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
 
6.
 
Film Reviews
Maslin, Janet. “What a Difference a Boy Makes,” rev. of Kolya by Jan Svěrák. New York Times (Jan. 24, 1997)
Lee, Linda. “Films That Win Acclaim But Not U.S. Distributors,” New York Times (Sep. 30, 1996)
Schmidt, Josephine. “Filming the Comic and the Absurd in Czech History” [Hrebejk profile] New York Times (Jul. 18, 2001)
Scott, A. O. “Czech Pawns In a System That Stifled: ‘Burning Bush,’ an Agnieszka Holland Film on Communism.” New York Times (Jun. 10, 2014)
Review of Anthropoid, Second Review of Anthropoid
 
7.
 
An American Scholar in Prague
Matthiessen, F. O. From the Heart of Europe (1947), 171–94
 
8.
Cozying up to Heydrich
Philip Kerr, Prague Fatale (2011)

9.
 
HUAC's Helper in Gottwald’s Czechoslovakia
Film: Man on a Tightrope, dir. Elia Kazan (1953)
Edward Said, Orientalism, selections to be specified

10.
 
An American Poet in Prague
Allen Ginsberg, “Kral Majales” (1965)

11.
 
Among the Dissidents
Philip Roth, The Prague Orgy (1985)

12.
 
Heavy Metal
D. Randall Blythe, “An Excerpt from the Memoir Dark Days.” The Talkhouse (Jul. 11, 2015)
 
13.
 
Ideology & Art
Bruce Chatwin, Utz (1988)

 
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