Course: English literature of the 19th century

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Course title English literature of the 19th century
Course code KAJ/ALI3
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Vránková Kamila, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course deals with the alterations of particular aesthetic attitudes regarding the development of the Romantic poetry and prose; with the questions of the individual and national identity; with the role of the past and history and with the development of the novel (W. Scott, J. Austen, the sisters Brontë, E. Gaskell, Ch. Dickens, W.M. Thackeray); with the late Romantic poets (Arnold, Tennyson, Elizabeth and Robert Browning); the development of British literature in the second half of the 19th century (G. Eliot, G. Meredith, S. Butler, L. Carroll, T. Hardy), the influence of Romanticism on the work of Stevenson and Conrad; popular fiction (Stoker); the development of aesthetic attitudes (Carlyle, Ruskin, Pater, Wilde); drama at the turn of the century (O. Wilde, G.B. Shaw); the development of prose at the turn of the century (H.G.Wells, J. Galsworthy, A. Bennett).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course programme follows the subject English literature up to Romanticism. The lectures and course readings are intended to make students familiar with important authors and works of the Victorian period as well as with the literature at the turn of the 20th century. Students' discussions draw on the interpretation of the seminar texts as well as on their own reading.
Knowledge of particular authors and works of the Victorian literature Knowledge of relevant cultural and historical context Literary analysis and interpretation; discussion
Prerequisites
Minimum level of English: Upper-Intermediate. Knowledge of essential concepts of literature.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, 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.
  • Gower, Roger:. Past into Present: An Anthology of British and American Literature, Longman Group Limited, 1990.
  • Hilský, Martin; Nagy, Ladislav, ed.:. Od slavíka k papouškovi: proměny britské prózy, Brno: Host, 2002.
  • Hodrová, Daniela:. Román zasvěcení, Praha: H & H Jinočany, 1993.
  • Hollander, John; Kermode, Frank, eds.:. The Oxford Anthology of English Literature, London: O.U.P., 1973.
  • Kiely, Robert:. The Romantic Novel in England, Harvard University Press, 1979.
  • Leeson, Edward:. The Macmillan Anthology of English Prose, London: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1994.
  • Macura, V., ed.:. Slovník světových literárních děl I, II, Praha: Odeon: 1988.
  • Miller, J.H.:. Fiction and Repetition. Seven English Novels, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1982.
  • Nemoianu, Virgil:. The Taming of Romanticism, Harvard University Press, 1984.
  • Oliveriusová, E.; Hilský, M.; Marek, J.; Grmela, J.:. Antologie anglické literatury, Praha: SPN, 1984.
  • Oliveriusová, E.; Hilský, M.; Marek, J.; Grmela, J.:. Dějiny anglické literatury, Praha: SPN, 1988.
  • Procházka, Martin; Stříbrný Zdeněk a kol.:. Slovník spisovatelů (anglická-waleská lit.), Praha: Libri, 1996.
  • Punter, David:. The Literature of Terror, London: Longman Group Ltd, 1980.
  • Shattock, J.:. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers, Oxf.: O.U.P., 1994.
  • Stone, D.D.:. The Romantic Impulse in Victorian Fiction, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1980.


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): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer