Course: Literature 2: Anglophone Literature

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Course title Literature 2: Anglophone Literature
Course code KAJ/LT2SS
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
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 Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Vernyik Zénó, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Klapcsik Sándor, Ph.D.
  • Marková Michaela, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Palatinus Dávid Levente, Ph.D.
Course content
Program: 1. English Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Peter Ackroyd. 2. Scottish Literature: Muriel Spark, Iain Banks, Irvine Welsh. 3. Welsh Literature: Dylan Thomas, Christopher Meredith, Bernice Rubens. 4. Irish Literature: Seamus Heaney, Brian Moore, Frank O'Connor. 5. American Literature I: Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, Philip Roth. 6. American Literature II - African.American: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou. 7. American Literature III - Hispanic American: Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya, Julia Alvarez. 8. American Literature IV - Chinese American: Amy Tan, Sui Sin Far, Maxine Hong Kingston. 9. Canadian Literature: Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje. 10. Australian Literature: Patrick White, Colleen McCullough, Thomas Keneally. 11. Indian Writers in Diaspora: Salman Rushdie, Vikram Chandra, Jhumpa Lahiri. 12. Indian Writers: Arundhati Roy, R. K. Narayan. 13. Pakistani Writers in Diaspora: Hanif Kureishi, Daniyal Mueenuddin. 14. South African Literature: J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Seminár, E-learning, Students' portfolio, Students' self-study
  • Contacts hours - 28 hours per semester
  • Contacts hours - 9 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course builds on the general overview of British and American Literature that students have gained during their studies in the English for Education bachelor's program. It familiarizes them with significant and successful authors of literary texts written in English, published between 1900 and the present day. The main aim is for students to gain a familiarity with the contemporary anglophone literary scene.

Passing the courses Culture I: Introduction to Culture and Literature, Culture II: British Studies and Culture III: American Studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of group work, Oral presentation of self-study, Test

Active participation in seminars (full-time students: 2 absences allowed, combined study students: 1 absence allowed), enrollment to the course on Moodle, submission of assignments (these need to be fulfilled according to the instructions given by the seminar convenor, and submitted before the set deadline), in-class presentation. oral exam/ústní zkouška
Recommended literature
  • Birns, Nicholas et al. eds. Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature. New York: MLA, 2017.
  • Carter, R. The Routledge History of Literature in English. Britain and Ireland. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • Kröller, Eva-Marie ed. The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017.

Study plans that include the course
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