Course: Science fiction and contemporary Anglo-American young-adult literature

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Course title Science fiction and contemporary Anglo-American young-adult literature
Course code KAJ/SF
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 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.
Course content
The development of Anglo-American fantasy literature The development of Anglo-American science fiction The role of archetypes and the rites of passage The theme of other worlds and the supernatural Ethical and didactic function of young-adult fiction

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course provides an opportunity to learn more about particular authors and texts of contemporary Anglo-American young-adult fiction against the background of a wider literary tradition. The themes discussed in the course include fantasy, science fiction, adventure, horror, psychological prose, family and school novel, diary, experimental prose. The course discussions draw on comparative and intertextual reading which focuses on the questions of influences, similarities and the general literary and cultural development.
developing awareness of Anglo-American young-adult fiction, fantasy and science fiction as an important part of a literary tradition ability to use particular texts in teaching English language
Prerequisites
essential knowledge of English and American literature upper-intermediate level of English

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

regular attendance and active participation in seminars, oral presentation of a chosen work
Recommended literature
  • Franz, M.-L., von. Psychologický výklad pohádek, Praha: Portál, 1998.
  • Gennep, Arnold, van, Rites of Passage. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977..
  • Hodrová, Daniela:. Román zasvěcení, Praha: H & H Jinočany, 1993.
  • Hunt, Peter, ed.:. Children´s Literature: An Illustrated History. Oxford, New York: OUP, 1995.
  • Hunt, Peter, ed.:. Literature for Children: Contemporary Criticism. London, New York: Routledge, 1992.
  • Hunt, Peter; Lenz, Millicent:. Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction. London and New York, Continuum, 2001.
  • Jackson, Rosemary. Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, London and New York, Routledge, 2003..
  • Manlove, Colin. From Alice to Harry Potter: Children´s Fantasy in England, Cybereditions, 2003..
  • Propp, V.J.:. Morfologie pohádky a jiné studie, Praha: Odeon, 1976.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R.:. "On Fairy -Stories", in: Tree and Leaf, London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975.


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 - 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: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) 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: -
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: -