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Course, academic year 2023/2024
American Literature - CZV837021
Title: Vybrané kapitoly z americké literatury
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:0
E-Credits: summer s.:0
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/0, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Hřebačková Monika PhDr.
Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D.
Štefl Martin Mgr. Ph.D.
Class: Kurz CŽV
Annotation - Czech
The aim of the course is to familiarise students with selected texts, authors, genres, movements, and trends of American literature from its early, colonial history to its contemporary development. Students will work with texts and other cultural artefacts including literature, movies, and articles in order to acquaint themselves with American literature and acquire skills which will allow them to analyse and discuss creative texts, focusing on their role in the ELT classroom and relevant methodologies (including selected topics from children’s literature); as part of the process, students will improve their passive and active vocabulary. All in-class materials including the course syllabus are available on MS Teams.
Last update: Pavelková Hana (12.02.2021)
Literature - Czech

 Lectures on American Literature (M. Procházka, et al.) ISBN: 978-80-246-1996-5; Od puritanism k postmodernismu (M. Bradbury) ISBN: 80-204-0586-0; The Norton anthology of American literature 1. – 2. (Nina Bay med.) ISBN: 0-393-96461-2 (vol. 1), 0-393-96462-0 (vol. 2) ; A brief history of American literature (Richard Gray) 978-1- 4051-9230-9; Literary criticism: an historical introduction (Martin Procházka) ISBN: 978-80-246-1479-3; A companion to the modern American novel 1900 – 1950 (J. T. Matthews) 978-0-631-20687-3. 

Last update: Čápová Jitka (24.11.2020)
Syllabus - Czech

Colonial Literature and the Literature of the Early Republic

The Romantic Period

Realism and Naturalism


American Literature after WWII: Modern Drama

American Literature after WWII: the Beat Generation and Metafiction

American Literature after WWII: “Minority” Literatures

Contemporary Literature

Last update: Pavelková Hana (12.02.2021)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Final Essay

The Essay is designed to assess students’ ability to analyse creative texts and work with information and vocabulary related to the topics covered during the seminar; 600–650 words.

In-class Presentation

Each student s expected to give at least one short in-class presentation (max 5 mins.) either summarising the discussion of the previous class or presenting a creative text; presentation topics need to be approved by the teacher.

Last update: Pavelková Hana (12.02.2021)