Course: Czech literature in the 50s of the 20th century

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Course title Czech literature in the 50s of the 20th century
Course code KBO/4050
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
  • Moldanová Dobrava, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Change of the paradigm: the first congress of the Union of Writers. Literature in the service of ideology. 2. Constructive and collectivization novel / drama. 3. post-february poetry of constructive pathos. 4. Historical novel. 5. The fate of avant-garde artists and members of Group 42 6. Poets silencing and silenced. 7. Literature of emigration. 8. Literary Underground: 9. 2nd Congress of the Union of Writers and its consequences. 10. New hero and new conflict. 11. The case of Škvorecký 12. May and the authors. 13. Small Theaters. 14. Drama in the late 50s.-F. Hrubín. V. Blažek.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
This seminar theme is related to the fifties of the 20th century and deepens the understanding of this period, coupled with the rise of the totalitarian regime. It shows that beneath strictly regulated literary life alongside awarded by the goverment a number of important works that has not lost continuity with pre-war development and they still represents a significant literary value.
Student gets deepened view of the difficult period of the 20th century 50s. He becomes familiar with the basic issues and key figures. Student will be aware of literature, even with the academic one.
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Bauer, M.:. Ideologie a paměť. Jinočany: H+H, 2003.
  • Blažíček, P. Škvoreckého Zbabělci. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1992.
  • Hrubý, P. Osudné iluze. Čeští spisovatelé a komunismus 1917 - 1987. Rychnov n. Kněžnou: Ježek, 2000.
  • Janoušek, P. (red.). Dějiny české literatury po roce 1945 sv. 1 - 4. Praha: Academia, 2007.
  • Janoušek, P. (red.). Slovník českých spisovatelů po roce 1945 sv. 1 a 2. Praha: Brána, 1995.
  • Karfík, V. Jiří Kolář. Praha: Český spisovatel, 1994.
  • Kol. Z dějin českého myšlení o literatuře sv. 2.
  • Kosatík, P. Fenomén Kohout. Praha: Paseka, 2001.
  • Kosatík, P. Ústně více. Brno: Host, 2006.
  • Papoušek, V. Trojí samota ve velké zemi. Jinočany: H+H, 2002.
  • Petišková, T. Československý socialistický realismus 1948 - 1958. Praha: Gallery, 2002.
  • Zandová, G. Totální realismus a trapná poezie. Brno: Host, 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language and Literature (A14) Philological sciences 2 Summer