Course: World literature

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Course title World literature
Course code KBH/SLIK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 4
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Pokorný Milan, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Part-time: Classical and literary fairytale in the world literature. Literary fairytale in the 20th century. Stories about children's life in the 20th century. Selected chapters from contemporary world literature for youngsters (including Slovak literature) in the 21st century. Grasp of recommended reading in world literature for youngsters. Independent study (c. 80 hours): Introduction to world literature for youngsters. Children's literature in Classicism (17th century) and Enlightenment (18th century). Classical and literary fairytale in the world literature. Founding fathers of modern fairytale in the 19th century. The typological changes of modern fairy tale. Realistic fiction about children's life in the 19th century. Adventure story, its types and founding fathers in the 19th century. Adventure story in the 20th century. Founding fathers and creators of science-fiction and fantasy literature in the 19th and 20th centuries. Nature and animal stories for youngsters in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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 historical development of world children's literature, with special emphasis on changing genres, major authors and works, as well as the reading preferences of primary pupils.
Besides having an overview on classical and contemporary world children's literarure, the graduate will be skilled in the interpretation of literary works and genres with regard to the juvenile aspect.
Prerequisites
Basic the orientation on classical and contemporary world children's literarure,

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

Selection of (20) books of world children's literature from the recommended reading list. Tasks for independent study: Producing a paper of 10 standard pages, comprising literary interpretations or reviews of three works chosen from different genres of World children's literature - presenting an annotated (commented, glossed) reading list of 20 books chosen from the recommended World children's literature. The recommended literature is available in electronic form on the faculty website. Completion requirements: Presenting an annotated reading list of 20 books chosen from the recommended Czech children's literature, at least 10 pages long. In case these credit requirements are not met, the student's reading will be tested in an interview.
Recommended literature
  • Internet:http://wikipedia.org/wiki/;http://cs.wikipedia.org/;http://www.ctesyrad.cz/top/; http://cdknihovna.cz/cteni-pro-deti/;http://www.citarny.cz/;http://www.spisovatele.cz/.
  • Portréty autorů světové literatury pro děti a mládež a recenze jejich děl publikované v odborných časopisech o dětské literatuře Zlatý máj, Ladění, případně Tvořivá dramatika..
  • Čeňková, J. a kol.:. Vývoj literatury pro děti a mládež a její žánrové struktury. Praha: Portál, 2006.
  • Gajdušová, I.:. Osobnosti a díla světové literatury pro děti a mládež. Ostrava: PedF OU, 2003.
  • Kol. autorů:. Slovník autorů literatury pro děti a mládež I. Zahraniční spisovatelé. Praha: Nakladatelství Libri, 2007.
  • Řeřichová, V. a kol.:. Literatura pro děti a mládež anglicky mluvících zemí. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Hanex, 2008.
  • Šubrtová, M.:. Brněnské impulzy v literatuře pro děti. Z dějin světové literatury pro děti a mládež I. Slavkov u Brna: BM Typo, 2007.
  • Šubrtová, M.:. Kapitoly ze světové literatury pro děti a mládež I a II. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 1998.


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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Winter