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Samuel Beckett: The Plays - AAALC005AE
Anglický název: Samuel Beckett: The Plays
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Je zajišťováno předmětem: AAALC005A
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Garant: prof. Mgr. Ondřej Pilný, Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 09.2 General and Comparative Literature
Anotace - angličtina
The course is only open to DALC incoming Erasmus students.

The course is designed as a wide exploration of stage and radio plays written by Beckett from the 1950s to the late 1970s. A central objective is to follow the trajectories taken by recurrent themes in these plays such as voices resounding in the head, fighting back and/or piecing together memories, or the presence of a torturing external gaze. Close attention will be paid to the way in which Beckett often stretches his medium to the utmost limit: it will become manifest how radically Beckett changed the face of modern theatre with his fundamental experiments. The course will combine textual analysis with an examination of the performative aspects of the play text and the specific forms of approaching its audience. Most items will be screened or made available in audio format.

Credit requirements include active in-class participation, a 15-20 min in-class presentation, and a final essay (min. length 3 000 words). Students wishing to be awarded an exam grade in the course are required to submit, in addition to the above, a graded research paper (min. length 5 000 words). Essay topics must be consulted with the instructor in advance. The formal arrangement of essays must follow the Department guidelines (essay-guidelines.pdf (cuni.cz)). Deadline for all essays: 18 January 2024.
Poslední úprava: Pilný Ondřej, prof. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.09.2023)
Literatura - angličtina


Beckett, Samuel. The Complete Dramatic Works. London: Faber and Faber, 1986.

“Three Dialogues by Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit.” In Martin Esslin, ed. Samuel Beckett.

A Collection of Critical Essays. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1965. 16-22.

Knowlson, James. Damned to Fame. The Life of Samuel Beckett. London: Bloomsbury, 1996.

Pilling, John, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Beckett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

van Hulle, Dirk, ed. The New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Ackerley, C.J. and S.E. Gontarski, eds. The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett. New York: Grove Press, 2004.

Uhlmann, Anthony, ed. Samuel Beckett in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Cohn, Ruby. A Beckett Canon. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001.

Gontarski, S.E., ed. The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

Haynes, John and James Knowlson. Images of Beckett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

O’Brien, Eoin. The Beckett Country. Samuel Beckett’s Ireland. Dublin: The Black Cat Press/ London: Faber and Faber, 1986.

Poslední úprava: Pilný Ondřej, prof. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.09.2023)
Sylabus - angličtina


2 Oct               Introduction

9 Oct               Endgame

16 Oct              Happy Days

23 Oct              All That Fall

30 Oct              Krapp’s Last Tape

6 Nov              Words and Music

13 Nov             Cascando

20 Nov             Play

27 Nov             Not I

4 Dec               That Time

11 Dec             Footfalls

18 Dec             A Piece of Monologue

8 Jan                Final screening

Poslední úprava: Pilný Ondřej, prof. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.09.2023)
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