Course: Interpretation of literary text

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Course title Interpretation of literary text
Course code KBO/4246
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-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
  • Tlustý Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Interpretation: starting-points and basic concepts 2. Literary text in communication process 3. Genology 4. Metaphore and metonymy: traditional vs. Cognitively orientated approaches 5. Basic terms of versology 6. Interpretation specifics of a poetic text 7. Poetics of a story: story and discourse, time organization of narrative 8. Story intermedially: literary vs. Film and creative narration 9. Poetics of a character 10. Poetics of space 11. The importance and meaning of a literary work; ideology of importance 12. Strategies of interpretation, perceiving approaches 13. Literary work as a part of cultural discourse

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to acquaint students with the basic interpretive strategies of artistic text and practicing various interpretive competence, always in relation to specific literary kinds and genres. Students will learn the basic terms of versology and narratology, intermedia overlaps and functioning of literary texts in a broader cultural context (esp. contemporary perspective of research in this area will be accented, eg. P. Bordieu's concept of literary field) will be also observed. The seminar will be methodologically based on knowledge of structuralism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, theory of film adaptation, fictional worlds theory and cultural studies.
Student will learn basic interpretive competencies and is able to apply these competencies in the analysis of specific literary works, learns the basic concepts of literary criticism and learn how to work with these concepts, he is able to critically evaluate the benefits and limits of single literary-critical methods for interpreting texts and learn to think about literature in a broader cultural context.
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
  • Bílek, P. A. Hledání jazyka interpretace. Brno: Host, 2003.
  • Compagnon, A. Démon teorie. Literatura a běžné myšlení. Brno: Host, 2009.
  • Eco, U. Meze interpretace. Praha: Karolinum, 2004.
  • Haman, A. Úvod do studia literatury a interpretace textu. Praha: H+H, 1999.
  • Holý, J. Možnosti interpretace. Olomouc: Periplum, 2002.
  • Mitoseková, Z. Teorie literatury. Brno: Host, 2010.
  • Newton, M. Jak interpretovat text. Olomouc: Periplum, 2008.
  • Nünning, A. Lexikon teorie literatury a teorie kultury. Brno: Host, 2006.
  • Pechar, J. Interpretace a analýza literárního díla. Praha: Filosofia,, 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 for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 2 Summer