Course: Franz Kafka and German literature in Czech translations

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Course title Franz Kafka and German literature in Czech translations
Course code KBO/4128
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Fibiger Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to basic theoretical literature; Instructions about interpretations of literary texts 2. Franz Kafka 3. A letter to father 4. The Judgement 5. The Metamorphosis 6. Kafka´s diaries; correspondence; Felice Bauer and Milena Jesenska 7. In the penal colony 8. The Trial 9. A Country doctor 10. A Castle 11. A Hunger Artist 12. Max Brod 13. Franz Werfel 14. Gustav Meyrink

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Most of the times, the subject focuses on writings of Franz Kafka, but we also turn attention to proses of other German writers who were either born or were living in Czech area at the end of nineteenth and at the beginning of twentieth century (for example: Franz Werfel, Max Brod and Gustav Meyrink). Students of the subject will get basic information about basic theoretical literature connected to the topic. The main content of each lesson is analyses and interpretation of stories and novels.
Student is able to independently intertpret literary texts, use the secondary literature, apply the knowledge about the structure of a literary work, use the relevant literary terms. Student can describe the meaning of interpretated texts, compare and evaluate different interpretations of the same text, reveal misinterpretations. The student has acquired knowledge of authors writing in German living in the early 20th century in Prague and their literary work.
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
  • Brod, M. Franz Kafka. Praha: Odeon, 1966.
  • Canetti, E. Svědomí slov. Praha: Torst, 1992.
  • Čermák, J. Zápas jménem psaní. Brno: B4U Publishing, 2009.
  • Fischer, E. Kafka, Musil, Kraus. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1965.
  • Goldstűcker, E. Na téma Franz Kafka. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1964.
  • Hawes, J. Proč byste měli číst Kafku, než promarníte svůj život. Brno: Host, 2011.
  • Kautman, F. Svět Franze Kafky. Praha: Torst, 1990.
  • Northey, A. Mišpoche Franze Kafky. Praha: Primus, 1977.
  • Wagenbach, K. Franz Kafka. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1993.


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 for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools (A14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 -
Faculty of Education Teaching of Czech Language and Literature for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools and for Secondary Schools (A14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 -
Faculty of Education Teaching of Czech Language and Literature for Secondary Schools (A14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 -
Faculty of Education Teaching of Czech Language and Literature for Secondary Schools (A14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 -
Faculty of Education Czech Language and Literature for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools (A14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 -