Course: Literature in the 20th Century

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Course title Literature in the 20th Century
Course code KNJ/LIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Pecka Zdeněk, Dr. phil.
Course content
Content of the seminar: 1. Expressionism and World War I. 2. Experiments of DADA 3. Franz Kafka's short storys 4. Franz Kafka's short storys 5. German literature in the tripolis Prague 6. Bertolt Brecht and his Mr. K. 7. Bertolt Brecht and German literature of exile 8. German literature against the War: Wolfgang Borchert 9. Concrete poetry 10. Concrete poetry 11. Austrian "antiheimat" literature: Thomas Bernhard 11. Literature of Protest in Eastern Germany: Wolf Biermann 12. Selected poems of the 20th century by Brecht, Kunert, Kunze ... 13. Selected poems of the 20th century by Aichinger, Bachmann, Celan

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The lectures and courses offer chosen texts of German written literature in the 20th century since 1910 as reflection of esthetical, cultural and political changes in the society of the german spoken countries.
Ability to understand chosen literary texts of German written literature in the 20th century regarding contemporary contexts.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of German on level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
KNJ/ULI
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KNJ/UNLI

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

All examinations and consultations are held in German. Seminar thesis
Recommended literature
  • BAHR, Ehrhard. ed. Geschichte der deutschen Literatur: Kontinuität und Veränderung vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. 2. vollständig überarb. u. erw. Aufl. Tübingen: Francke, 1998. ISBN 37-720-1742-8..
  • BEST, Otto F. a Hans Jürgen SCHMITT. eds. Die deutsche Literatur: ein Abriss in Text und Darstellung. Sonderausg., 17. Bd. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2008. ISBN 31-503-0022-3 (v rámci tohoto předmětu: Band 15 - 17)..
  • BOK, Václav, Dana PFEIFEROVÁ a Dana ŠETINOVÁ. Čítanka německých literárních textů. 1. Aufl. Plzeň: Fraus, 1998. ISBN 80-723-8031-1..
  • LÜTZELER, Paul-Michael. Die Schriftsteller und Europa: von der Romantik bis zur Gegenwart. Originalausgabe München: Piper, 1998. ISBN 34-921-1418-0..
  • Schlaffer, Heinz. Die kurze Geschichte der deutschen Literatur. Ungekürzte Ausgabe, 2. Auflage. München: Dt. Teschenbuch-Verlag, 2007. ISBN 34-233-4022-3..
  • WEIDERMANN, Volker. Lichtjahre: eine kurze Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von 1945 bis heute. 1. Aufl. Köln: Kiepenheuer, 2006. ISBN 34-620-3693-9..


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): Introductory teacher training course in German language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in German language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in German language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in German language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer