Course: Intermedial studies

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Course title Intermedial studies
Course code KBO/4236
Organizational form of instruction 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
  • Tlustý Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1.-2. Intermediality: history and present of the discipline. Literature in intermedial perspective. 3. Poetics in intermedial view: space and perspective. 4. Poetics in intermedial view: time and subject. 5. Intermedial poetics of a story. 6. Text as a performance. 7. Litertaure and art; case of ecphrasis. 8. Literature and film. 9. Film adaptations. 10.-11. Literature and music; specifics of lyrics. 12.-13. Intermedial experience representation, perception of art work. 14. Summary, evaluation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The goal of this course is to reflect literature in the context of "visual" or "multimedial" culture. The term intermedial studies covers interdisciplinary research of mutual relations between arts with methodological basis in literary semiotics; it uses the knowledge from history of art, aesthetics and wide field of cognitive research. Intermedial approach brings not just inovation into the literary interpretation but it also allows to zoom in the cognition of antropologically, culturally and historically set possibilities of literal and art representation of our experience, as well as cognition of presumptions and processes of art work perception. After completing the course the student will be able to think about literature in relation to other kinds of art and to understand the functioning of literature in the broader cultural context.
The student is able to reflect literature in the broader context of other kinds of art and broader cultural context; he can understand various functions of art now and in the past; understand an art work in communication proces; apply general theoretical (Intermedial) starting points in the interpretation of particular literary works.
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
  • Gombrich, E., M. Umění a iluze. Praha: Odeon, 1985.
  • Goodman, N. Jazyky umění. Nástin teorie symbolů. Praha: Academia, 2007.
  • Chatman, S. Příběh a diskurs. Brno: Host, 2008.
  • Jedličková, A., Fedrová, S. Intermediální poetika příběhu. Praha: Akropolis, 2011.
  • Jedličková, A., Sládek, O. Vyprávění v kontextu. Praha: AV ČR, 2008.
  • Nünning, A. (eds.). Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury. Brno: Host, 2006.
  • Schneider, J., Krausová, L. Vybrané kapitoly z intermediality. Olomouc: UP, 2008.
  • Uspenskij, B. Poetika kompozice. Brno: Host, 2008.

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 3 Winter