Course: Selected Chapters in Anglo-American Literature

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Course title Selected Chapters in Anglo-American Literature
Course code KAJ/7AL1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Vránková Kamila, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Sukdolová Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Koy Christopher Erwin, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
Contemporary British Fiction Contemporary American Fiction Young Adult Fiction Fantasy Theatre

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce selected authors of Anglo-American literature and their works. The main objectives will be centered on working with the literary texts which were omitted in compulsory literature courses or there was no time for them. The course will offer the opportunity to spend time on interesting topics and, as for the selection, students may suggest the works they are interested in, in cooperation with the lecturer. The themes may include drama, poetry and prose including children's literature and reading for young adults (sci-fi, fantasy). The main objectives will concentrate on introducing individual authors and literary context with the emphasis on specific literary texts.
The students will be able to understand a wider context of Anglo-American literature and its development and they will expand their ability to analyze literary works and text interpretation.
background knowledge of English and American literature Upper-intermediate level of English according to the CEFR

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment

Classes are held in English. Active participation. Presentation/ essay.
Recommended literature
  • Baldick, C. Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms.. Oxford, 2001.
  • English, J. F. (ed.). A Conscise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
  • Head, D. The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction 1950-2000.. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Hunt, Peter; Lenz, Millicent. Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction.. London and New York, Continuum, 2001.
  • Childs, P. Contemporary Novelists, British Fiction Since 1970. Macmillan International Higher Education, 2012.
  • Manlove, Colin. From Alice to Harry Potter: Children´s Fantasy in England. Cybereditions, 2003.
  • Tew, P. The Contemporary British Novel.. London, Continuum, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
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