Course: Selected Chapters from Anglo-American Literature II

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Course title Selected Chapters from Anglo-American Literature II
Course code KAJ/VAL2
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 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.
  • Janktová Renata, Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
1 - 4 Epistolární román 18.století: Samuel Richardson: Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Henry Fielding: An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews [Shamela] Tobias Smollett: The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker 5 - 8 Epistolární tvorba v 19.století Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Bram Stoker: Dracula William Earle: Obi, or the History of the Three-Fingered Jack George Otto Trevelyan: The Competition Wallah Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone 9 - 13 Epistolární forma v moderním a postmoderním pojetí William Golding: The Rites of Passage A.S. Byatt: Possession Lucy Kellaway: Martin Lukes: Who Moved my Blackberry? * Study texts will be mostly excerpts from the works listed.

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 focused on the evolution of the British epistolary novel from the beginning of the 18th century to the present day. A view across centuries and genres gives students an opportunity to revisit a variety of literary trends and genres, from the Enlightenment satire and sentimental literature, via Gothic novel to the postmodern employment of the epistolary form. The selected novels are studied with respect to their cultural-historical contexts and in relation to relevant literary trends. Reading and interpretation of texts are accompanied with a lecture that explains the theoretical historical literary background. The seminar aims at maximum student involvement in discussion and text interpretation.
Understanding the development of the British epistolary novel from the 18th century to the present. Enhanced knowledge of English literature in relation to cultural historical contexts. Literary text analysis and interpretation skills.
Prerequisites
Minimum level of English: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Instruction in English. Reading of seminar texts and preparation for seminar, active involvement in seminar, presentation on selected text.
Recommended literature
  • Burgess, Anthony:. English Literature, Longman Group Ltd, 1991.
  • Drabble, Margaret, ed.:. The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Oxford: O.U.P., 1987.
  • Ousby, Ian:. Literature in English, Cambridge University Press, 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.


Study plans that include the course
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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: -