Course: Literary Text Analysis in Modern British Literature

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Course title Literary Text Analysis in Modern British Literature
Course code KAJ/7LTB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
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
  • Sukdolová Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. British Modernism 2. Psychological novel 3. Symbolism and literary Impressionism 4. Tradition and experiment 5. Campus novel 6. Postmodern and postcolonial fiction 7. Literary dystopia 8. Fantastic and young adult fiction

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course aims to provide a survey of 20th-21st century English literature, of particular authors and their work with regard to the specific features of modern British culture. A theoretical lecture makes the students familiar with the literary-historical context; seminar reading concentrates on selected texts, their analysis, and interpretation.
Knowledge of particular authors and texts of 20th - 21st century English literature Knowledge of the relevant cultural and historical context Literary analysis and interpretation, discussion
Language level B2 according to the CEFR

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation in the seminar, an oral and written interpretation of a selected literary work
Recommended literature
  • Acheson, J., Ross, S. The Contemporary British Novel Since 1980.. Edinburgh University Press, 2005.
  • Baldick, C. Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms.. Oxford, 2001.
  • Eaglestone, R. Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction.. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • 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.
  • Childs, P. Contemporary Novelists, British Fiction Since 1970.. Macmillan International Higher Education, 2012.
  • Tew, P. The Contemporary British Novel.. London, Continuum, 2004.

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