Course: English literature from the beginning of the 20th century

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Course title English literature from the beginning of the 20th century
Course code KAJ/ALI1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Sukdolová Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course programme includes the following themes: The development of the psychological novel (H.James, J.Conrad, E.M. Forster); impressionism and symbolism; the experimental prose of modernism (V.Woolf, J.Joyce, D.H.Lawrence, K.Mansfield); tradition and experiment in poetry (T.S. Eliot); the Irish national revival; drama from Sean O'Casey to the present day; the development of the society and of the novel genre: G.Orwell and W.Golding; postcolonial literature; modern British women writers; the campus novel; the 'angry young men;' postmodernism; the development of popular fiction; modern British poetry.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
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
Prerequisites
Minimum level of English: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate. Knowledge of essential concepts of literature.
KAJ/UAL

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Analysis of creative work (musical, visual, literary), Interview

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation in the seminar, a written interpretation of a chosen work, a proficiency test.
Recommended literature
  • Burgess, Anthony:. English Literature, Longman Group Ltd, 1991.
  • Drabble, Margaret, ed.:. The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Oxford: O.U.P., 1987.
  • Franková, Milada:. Britské spisovatelky na konci tisíciletí, Brno: Masarykova universita, 1999.
  • Franková, Milada:. Britské spisovatelky na přelomu tisíciletí, Brno: Masarykova universita, 2003.
  • Gower, Roger:. Past into Present: An Anthology of British and American Literature, Longman Group Limited, 1990.
  • Head, Dominic:. Modern British Fiction, Cambridge, New York: C.U.P., 2003.
  • Hilský, Martin:. Angloamerická "Nová Kritika", Praha: Universita Karlova, 1976.
  • Hilský, Martin:. Modernisté, Praha: Torst, 1995.
  • Hilský, Martin; Nagy, Ladislav, ed.:. Od slavíka k papouškovi: proměny britské prózy, Brno: Host, 2002.
  • Hilský, Martin:. Současný britský román, Praha: H & H Jinočany, 1991.
  • Leeson, Edward:. The Macmillan Anthology of English Prose, London: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1994.
  • Lucie-Smith, Edward:. British Poetry since1945, Penguin Books, 1982.
  • Ousby, Ian:. Literature in English, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Procházka, Martin; Stříbrný Zdeněk a kol.:. Slovník spisovatelů (anglická-waleská lit.), Praha: Libri, 1996.
  • Rogers, Pat:. The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, Oxford, New York: O.U.P., 2001.
  • Sampson, George:. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, Cambridge University Press, 1984.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk:. Dějiny anglické literatury II, Praha: Academia, 1987.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter