Course: Introduction to the study of literature

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Course title Introduction to the study of literature
Course code KNJ/7UL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Pecka Zdeněk, Dr. phil.
  • Kusová Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Literary Studies, Genres 2. Poetry and Genres 3. Epic and Genres 4. Drama and Genres 5. Rhetoric figures 6. Tropes 7-8. Commentary on the History of Middle Age Literature 9. Commentary on the History of 17th Century Literature 10. Commentary on the History of 18th Century Literature 11. Commentary on the History of 19th Century Literature 12. Commentary on the History of 20th Century Literature 13. Commentary on the History of 21th Century Literature 14. Test conc. Literary History and Theory

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Projection, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
Introduction to the theory of literature with emphasis on terminology and a short overview of the history of literature written in German.
Preparation for systematic work with literature in higher semesters, basis knowledge of text analysis.

Assessment methods and criteria

All examinations and consultations are held in German. Test conc. literary theories and history of literature written in German.
Recommended literature
  • Asmuth, Bernhard. Einführung in die Dramenanalyse. 6. aktual. Aufl. Stuttgart ; Weimar : Metzler, 2004. ISBN 3-476-16188-9.
  • Bahr, Ehrhard. Dějiny německé literatury : kontinuita a změna : od středověku po současnost. Svazek 1, Od středověku po baroko. Vyd. 1. Praha : Karolinum, 2005. ISBN 80-246-0642-9.
  • Baumann, Barbara; Oberle, Birgitta. Deutsche Literatur in Epochen. 2., überarb. Aufl. Ismaning : Max Hueber, 1996. ISBN 3-19-001399-3.
  • BEST, Otto F. Handbuch literarischer Fachbegriffe: Definitionen und Beispiele. 8. überarb. Neuauflage. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2008. ISBN 35-961-1958-8..
  • Beutin, Wolfgang. Deutsche Literaturgeschichte : von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Stuttgart : Metzler, 2001. ISBN 3-476-01758-3.
  • Bok, Václav; Pfeiferová, Dana,; Šetinová, Dana. Čítanka německých literárních textů = Deutschsprachige Literatur in Lesetexten. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Fraus, 1998. ISBN 80-7238-031-1.
  • Burdorf, Dieter. Einführung in die Gedichtanalyse. Stuttgart : Metzler, 1997.
  • Martinez, Matias - Scheffel, Michael. Einführung in die Erzähltheorie. München : C.H. Beck, 1999.

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