Course: Literature I

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Course title Literature I
Course code KNJ/LTRS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Pecka Zdeněk, Dr. phil.
Course content
1. Pre-Christian oral poetry. The earliest written texts on the territory of Germany. (9th-11th centuries) 2. The top period of the Medieval German literature (1180-1230) - literature and society, the main literary genres. Court epic, the most significants poets - Hartmann v. Aue, Wolfram v. Eschenbach, Gottfried von Straßburg. 3. The top period of the Medieval German literature (1180-1230) - Minnesang. The most notable poets. Walter von der Vogelweide 4. The top period of the Medieval German literature (1180-1230) - heroic poems. The Song of the Nibelungs. 5. The Late medieval German literature, new literary genres, prose. The Medieval German literature in Bohemia in the 13th-15th centuries. Jan of Teplá. Humanism. 6. The invention of mechanical printing and its influence on the change in the literary communication. Reformation in Germany and the poetry by commoners in the 16th century. Chappbooks. 7. The Baroque period of German literature. 8. Enlightenment in Germany. G. E. Lessing and Ch. M. Wieland. The movement Sturm-und-Drang. 9. The German Classicism - common characteristics. J. G. Herder. J. W. Goethe. 10. J. W. Goethe. His relation to Bohemia and to the Czech culture. 11. Friedrich Schiller. 12. German Romanticism, the main literary genres and the most notable poets. 13. Heinrich Heine. 14. German prose in the middle of the 19th century - A. Stifter, Th. Storm, G. Keller.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The lectures give a comprehensive overview of the history of German literature from its beginnings to the middle of the 19th century.
The aim is a basic orientation in the history of the older German literature and in its relationship to the Czech culture.
Prerequisites
no

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work

All examinations and consultations are held in German. The seminary work is stressed on analysis of excerpts of significant works from every period. The students have to prepare the vocabulary of this texts as a home work.
Recommended literature
  • BAHR, Ehrhard (ed.). Dějiny německé literatury : kontinuita a změna : od středověku po současnost. Svazek 1, Od středověku po baroko, Svazek 2, Od osvícenství k době předbřeznové. Praha : Karolinum, 2005 a 2006. ISBN 80-246-1017-5..
  • BOK, Václav, Dana PFEIFEROVÁ a Dana ŠETINOVÁ. Čítanka německých literárních textů. Plzeň: Fraus, 1998. ISBN 80-723-8031-1..
  • BOK, Václav, Věra MACHÁČKOVÁ-RIEGEROVÁ a Jiří VESELÝ. Slovník spisovatelů německého jazyka a spisovatelů lužickosrbských. Praha: Odeon, 1987..
  • TERRAY, Elemír a Václav BOK. Deutschsprachige Literatur I. Bratislava : Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo 1990. ISBN 80-08-00510-6.
  • Žmegač, Viktor, Škreb, Zdenko, Sekulić, Ljerka (vyd.) (1993). Die kleine Geschichte der deutschen Literatur. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Frankfurt am Main.


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 German language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in German language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter