Course: A Course of Literary Interpretation

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Course title A Course of Literary Interpretation
Course code KAJ/LIPP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vránková Kamila, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Koy Christopher Erwin, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
The analysis and interpretation of Anglo-American literature (prose, poetry, drama) A practical use of secondary literature A practical application of particular diploma-theses requirements

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at a detailed literary analysis and interpretation of Anglo-American literature, while particular texts will be chosen according to the students´ needs and interests. The students will learn how to understand the text in the historical as well as theoretical contexts and how particular theoretical knowledge can enrich literary interpretation (the subject and the form, the perception of time and space, the psychological analysis, the role of symbols and archetypes, the influence of postmodernism). With respect to the demands of diploma theses, the students will be encouraged to work with both primary and secondary literature, to employ quotations and to organize bibliography.
A deeper knowledge of particular Anglo-American authors and their works A deeper knowledge of literary theory and its use in the textual analysis and interpretation A practical application of the diploma-theses requirements
Prerequisites
The knowledge of English - a high proficiency level The experience of reading Anglo-American literature

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Interview, Systematic student observation, Seminar work

All examinations and consultations are held in English. The reading of particular texts The seminar discussions A short essay
Recommended literature
  • ed., Západní literární věda a estetika, Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1966.
  • The Norton Anthology Of American Literature, Vol. I, II, New York, London: Norton & Company, 1989.
  • Bakhtin, M.M.:. Dialogic Imagination, Austin: University of Texas, 1985.
  • Bennett, A.; Royle, N.:. Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, London, New York: Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • Bloom, H.:. Deconstruction and Criticism, New York: Seabury Press, 1975.
  • Brooks, C.:. The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry, London, New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1970.
  • Eliot, T.S.:. O básnictví a básnících. Eseje, ed. M.Hilský, Praha: Odeon, 1991.
  • Empson, W.:. Seven Types of Ambiguity, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1972.
  • Frye, N.:. Anatomy of Criticism, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.
  • Král, O.; Hrbata, Z.:. Cesty: Pojem - metafora - žánr, Studie z komparatistiky IV, Praha: Universita Karlova, 2004.
  • Levý, J.:. Umění překladu, Praha: Čs. Spisovatel, 1969.
  • Macey, D.:. The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory, London, New York: Penguin Books, 2000.
  • Macura, V.:. ed., Průvodce po světové literární teorii, Praha: Panorama, 1988.
  • Miller, J.H.:. Fiction and Repetition. Seven English Novels, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1982.
  • Procházka, M.:. Literary Theory, Praha: Universita Karlova, 2006.
  • Procházka, M.; Pilný, O.:. Time Refigured: Myths, Foundation, Texts & Imagined Communities, Praha: Litteraria Pragensia, 2005.
  • Procházka, M.; Stříbrný Z. a kol.:. Slovník spisovatelů (anglická-waleská lit.), Praha: Libri, 1996.
  • Stříbrný, Z.:. Proud času. (Stati o Shakespearovi v rámci anglické literatury), Praha: Karolinum, 2005.
  • Twitchell, J.B.:. Romantic Horizons, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1983.
  • Wellek, R., Warren, A.:. Theory of Literature, New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1956.
  • Weston, J.L.:. From Ritual to Romance, Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1997.


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