Course: 20th century Czech literature I

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Course title 20th century Czech literature I
Course code KBO/4077
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Moldanová Dobrava, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. 90s of 19th century. Symbolism and decadence. Moderní revue. New type of criticism. Březina, Hlaváček, Sova, Šalda. 2. Lyrical prose and drama. Mrštík, Svobodová, Těsnohlídek, Šrámek, Mahen etc. 3. From Snu zástupu zoufajících (S. K. Neumann) to poetry of so-called buřiči, Šrámek, Toman, Kellner. 4. Prose of anarchistic generation. Hašek, Olbracht. Authors of first wave of expressionism: Klíma, Deml. 5. Neoclassicism. Čapek brothers, Dyk, Langer etc. Polemic with individualism in prose during the World War I (WWI). 6. Literature reflecting WWI. Hašek. Legionary literature. 7. Literature expressing vision of new world. Proletkult. Proletarian poetry. Hora, Wolker etc. 8. Birth of avant-garde. Relation to European literature, role of Čapek's translations of French poetry, Neumann's Červen Děvětsil and it connections to European avant-garde. Teige. 9. Poetism: Nezval, Seifert, Halas, Závada. 10. 20s poetism and avant-garde prose. Vančura, Čapek. 11. 30s poetry. Halas. Holan. Zahradníček. Rynek etc. 12. 30s prose. Authors and genres. Durych. Rural writers. Psychological novel. 13. Surrealism, its birth, European connections, events in 40s and 50s. 14. Literature during WWII.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Lectures trace basic tendencies and trends of Czech literature from the end of 19th century to the late 20s of 20th century. Literary development is presented on the background of historical events and cultural political situation - local and European, on selected examples shows connections of Czech literature with period trends of developed European cultures - not only in literature but also visual art. Seminars are drawn with stress on analysis and interpretation of selected pieces of crucial authors, poets, prosaists and dramatists. Part of seminar syllabi is to introduce relative specialized literature and basic literary historical works.
Student acquires basic knowledge about development of Czech literature in the 1st half of 20th century. Student gets familiar with crucial authors and art movements. Student gets familiar with the most significant pieces originated in this period and even basic specialized literature.
Prerequisites
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
unspecified
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Bydžovská, L., Srp, K. (eds.). Český surrealismus 1929 - 53. Praha: Argo, 1966.
  • Červenka, M., Macura, V., Med, J., Pešat, Z. Slovník básnických knih. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1993.
  • Čornej, P. Česká literatura na předělu století. Praha- Jinočany: H+H, 2001.
  • Hodrová, D. (ed.). Poetika meziválečné literatury. Praha, Československý spisovatel, 1987.
  • Holý, J., Janáčková, J., Lehár, J., Stich, A. Česká literatura od počátku k dnešku. Praha: NLN, 1998.
  • Chalupecký, J. Expresionisté. Praha: Torst, 1992.
  • Chvatík, K., Pešat, Z. (reds.). Poetismus. Praha: Odeon, 1967.
  • Janáčková, J. Román mezi modernami. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1988.
  • Janoušek, P. Rozměry dramatu. Praha: Panorama, 1984.
  • Kol. Lexikon k dějinám české literatury 1 - 4. Praha: Academia, 1985.
  • Moldanová, D. Česká literatura 1890 - 1948. Ústí n. Labem: UJEP, 2009.
  • Moldanová, D. Studie o české próze na přelomu století. Ústí n. Labem: UJEP, 1993.
  • Papoušek, V. a kol. Dějiny nové moderny. Praha: Academia, 2010.
  • Pešat, Z., Strohsová, E., (eds). Dějiny české literatury IV. Praha: Victoria publishing, 1995.
  • Vlašín, Š (red.). Avantgarda známá neznámá sv. 1 - 4. Praha: Svoboda, 1970.


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 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language and Literature (A14) Philological sciences 2 Winter