Course: Text and its context. Literature as a historical source

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Course title Text and its context. Literature as a historical source
Course code KHI/XBEX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Miller Jaroslav, prof. Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
1) discussing theoretical approaches to a literary texts (structuralism, marxism, deconstruction, new historicism etc.) 2) analyzing the pre-selected masterpieces of the world literature in the broader social, political, cultural and religious context.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 50 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 7 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Based upon the analysis of the text and context of the selected masterpieces of the world literature the seminar will highlight the variety of possible interpretations of a fiction as a historical source.
Ability to put literary text into a broader social context. Ability to use a fiction as a historical primary source.
Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the content of the key literary texts discussed in the seminar. The basic knowledge of literary theories.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay

activity in the seminar reading of chosen texts essay
Recommended literature
  • Jan Horský. (2009). Dějepisectví mezi vědou a vyprávěním. Praha.
  • Stephen Greenblatt. (2007). Velký příběh neznámého muže. Praha.
  • Umberto Eco. (1997). Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Votobia Olomouc.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - -
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -