Course: Italian Renaissance Literature and Theatre

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Course title Italian Renaissance Literature and Theatre
Course code KRF/92BIU
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Špička Jiří, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Polemics on Power and Powerlessness during the Avignon Papacy a) Dante Alighieri b) Marsilius of Padua c) Francesco Petrarca d) Saint Catherine of Siena Getting Married in Renaissance Italy: The Process and the Customs Love and Lust in Machiavelli's The Mandrake Root: A Critique of Sexual Attraction and Contemporary Marriage Eroticism in the Sacred Theatre of Renaissance Florence The Many Faces of a Renaissance Woman: The Poet Laudomia Forteguerri Between Politics and Passion?

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to present selected topics from the late medieval and Renaissance Italian culture. The first part of the course is dedicated to the reflexion of Avingnon papacy. The second part deals with feminine literature, eroticism, and marriage in Italian Renaissance. The other aim of the course is to introduce important European and American scholars to the UP students and for this reason all the course is taught by foreign scholars in English.
- Excercise of methods of thematic comparative studies - interpretation of Renaissance according to the updated methodologies - Better insight in the polemics about Avignon papacy - Better insight in the relation between poetry and politics
Prerequisites
Knowledge of English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Attendance at the seminar.
Recommended literature
  • Burke. (1996). Italská renesance.
  • Digrin. (1995). Divadlo učenců a diplomatů.
  • Hledíková. (2013). Počátky avignonského papežství a české země.
  • Špička. (2010). Petrarca: homo politicus.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Arts Cultural Anthropology (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (12) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts - (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (14) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - -
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative Slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literatura (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -