Course: Contemporary Literature I

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Course title Contemporary Literature I
Course code KBO/4212
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Fibiger Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Relation of literary life and literary works. 2. Literary organisations 3. Publishing company - book formation 4. Current Czech publishing companies focused on books of fiction 5. Nationwide literary magazines 6. Regional literary magazines 7. Literary criticism and its function in literature 8. Eminent Czech literary critics 9. Literature of art and popular literature 10. Literature and theatre 11. Literature and mores 12. Literature in radio and television 13. Literature on the internet

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
This subject provides to students basic informations about current literary life and literary works. For this is used bi-polarity of education. Purpose of this subject is namely to introduce students with current publishing practice, with literary magazine even with methods, by which is literature reflected in media. Even to lead students to reading and reflection of current Czech literary works. Introducing with developement moves and trends in sphere of poetry, prose even drama, should be followed even with deeper comprehension of meaning and sense of literary critics. Class credit awards will be conditioned by presentation of each student in seminar and two written tests of knowledge based on offered range of choices (essay about current literary problematics, analysis of literary function in selected media, analysis of selected author or literary work based on literary-critical reflection).
Students are able to orientate himself/herself in current literary life, they get knowledge of primary communication channels and differences between them, and even realise the uniqueness of literature even uniqueness of particular types of its interpretation.
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
  • Balaštík, M. Postgenerace. Zátiší a bojiště poezie 90. let 20. století. Brno: Host, 2010.
  • Burda, A. Poslední súd. Olomouc: Votobia, 2001.
  • Dokoupil, B. a kol. Slovník českých literárních časopisů, periodických literárních sborníků a almanachů. Host: Brno, 2002.
  • Janoušek, P. a kol. Slovník českých spisovatelé po roce 1945, I, II. Praha: Brána, 1995, 1998.
  • Janoušek, P. Time out. Brno: Host, 2001.
  • Kratochvil, J. Příběhy příběhů. Brno: Petrov, Atlantis, 1995.
  • Machala, L. Literární bludiště: bilance polistopadové prózy. Praha: Brána, 2001.

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 for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 1 Summer