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Analýza literárního textu I (EN) - ATA30016
Anglický název: Analysis of Literary Text I
Zajišťuje: Ústav translatologie (21-UTRL)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2, Z [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neomezen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: Mgr. Šárka Brotánková, D.Phil.
Vyučující: Mgr. Šárka Brotánková, D.Phil.
Záměnnost : ATA200008
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Šárka Brotánková, D.Phil. (13.10.2022)
This course aims to introduce students to British literature through a variety of texts. These include influential, and often notoriously famous, works by British authors from the Renaissance to the present. The main focus is on close reading of individual poems, scenes from plays, chapters from novels and short stories. Students will be required to read and prepare the appropriate texts prior to attending the class. They will be provided with handouts and brief presentations supplying cultural and literary contexts, but will also be expected to read relevant passages in critical literature and histories of English literature. Our literary analysis will be stylistic in the first place, but we shall also explore the potential for interpretations that the texts offer. Though we shall mostly analyse short stories and extracts from longer works, we shall rely on everyone’s knowledge of the set novels and plays. A short list of these will be handed out to students at the start of term, and can be found in the ‘Literature’ section (see below). Besides, they are all well known, so students may already be familiar with them.<br>

Attendance based on active participation in seminar discussions is essential and amounts to 40 per cent of the total requirements. You will also be expected to prove your knowledge of literary contexts by passing a short test (20 per cent) and discussing your reading with the teacher (40 per cent). The compulsory reading list consisting of the set texts for the seminars, plus a few other novels, plays and short stories, is included below and posted on the MOODLE web site.
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Šárka Brotánková, D.Phil. (13.10.2022)

PRIMARY SOURCES (including set texts for seminar analysis) - compulsory

Reading List (consisting of six novels, three plays, one Canterbury ‘tale’, and short stories, extracts, poems and an essay analysed in class)

  • Geoffrey Chaucer, from The Canterbury Tales: The Prologue and ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ (including her Prologue!) or ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’
  • William Shakespeare, selected sonnets and Romeo and Juliet
  • John Milton, selected passages from John Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • William Blake, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’
  • William Wordsworth, ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’
  • John Keats, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’
  • Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
  • D. H. Lawrence, ‘The Shadow in the Rose Garden’
  • Virginia Wolf, ‘The Mark on the Wall’
  • George Orwell, ‘Shooting an Elephant’
  • Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  • William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  • Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, 'A Family Supper'
  • extracts from the novel Normal People by Sally Rooney




SANDERS, A. The Short Oxford History of English Literature. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxord University Press, 2004. (Selected sections)

BATE, J. English Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

BIRCH, D. (ed.). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford: OUP, 2009. (Reference)

Further Reading

DeMARIA, R. Jr. – CHANG, H. - ZACHER, S. (eds.). A Companion to British Literature, 4 Volume Set. Oxford: Blackwell, 2014.

HILSKÝ, M. Modernisté. Torst, 1995.

HILSKÝ, M. – NAGY, L. (eds.). Od slavíka k papouškovi. Proměny britské prózy. Brno: Host, 2002.

HOLLANDER, J. - KERMODE, F. - BLOOM, H. - TRAPP, J.B. - TRILLING, L. The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. Vols. 1-3 in one volume, and vols. 4-6 in one volume. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

PECHAR, J. Interpretace a analýza literárního díla. Praha: Filosofia, 2002.

PECK, J. – COYLE, M. A Brief history of English Literature. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

POPLAWSKI, P. (ed.). English Literature in Context. Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

ROGERS, P. The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. Oxford: OUP, 2001.

STŘÍBRNÝ, Z. - PROCHÁZKA, M. (eds.). Slovník spisovatelů (anglická lit., africké lit. v angličtině, australská lit., indická lit. v angl., irská lit., kanadská lit. v angl., karibská lit v angl., novozélandská, skotská a waleská lit.). Praha: Libri, 1996.

Poslední úprava: Mgr. Šárka Brotánková, D.Phil. (23.09.2022)

1)       The English Renaissance, Elizabethan sonnets

2)       Renaissance drama: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

3)       Shakespeare. Seventeenth-century English poetry (John Donne), selected passages from John Milton’s Paradise Lost

4)       The rise of the English novel: Swift, Defoe, Fielding, Sterne. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

5)       The English Romantics: Blake, the Lake poets, Keats, Shelley, Byron (William Blake, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’, William Wordsworth, ‘Tintern Abbey’, John Keats, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’)

6)       Victorian novelists: Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (W. M. Thackeray, the Brontë sisters, George Eliot)

7)       Late Victorian and Edwardian authors: Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

8)       Modernism: D. H. Lawrence, ‘The Shadow in the Rose Garden’ (short story)

9)       Modernism: T. S. Eliot (Canto I from The Waste Land), Virginia Wolf, ‘The Mark on the Wall’ (short story), James Joyce, ‘Eveline’ (short story)

10)   Modernism and its alternatives: E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, ‘Shooting an Elephant’ (essay) (from Animal Farm, ‘Politics and the English Language’ and ‘The Prevention of Literature’)

11)   Post-war literature: Graham Greene, William Golding, Lord of the Flies. Angry young men: Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

12)   Contemporary Nobel prize-winning authors: Seamus Heaney (Irish poet), Herald Pinter (playwright), British novelists: V. S. Naipaul, Doris Lessing, ‘To Room Nineteen’ (short story), Kazuo Ishiguro, ‘A Family Supper’ (short story). The young Irish millennial novelist Sally Rooney (extracts from the novel Normal People).

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