Courses

Course title:Selected Chapters from British literature
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Department:Department of English and American Studies
Course code:KAA / 3VKBL
Credits:4
Semester:Winter
Level of study:Mgr.
Format of study:Seminar 2 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Beneš, Ph.D. (G)
Language:English
ISCED F broad:Arts and humanities
Annotation:The course focuses on specific personalities, themes, movements, and periods in British literature. Unlike the comprehensive course of history of British literature, this course has a more specific character and particular topics (class, gender, authenticity, the environment, the empire) are discussed profoundly. This course explores the phenomena of British literary modernism and postmodernism and their approaches toward authenticity, and traces the development of modern British literature through the study of its recurrent topics: from canonical texts of (early) modernist authors such as Joyce; realist social reportage by Orwell and socially critical fiction by the Angy Yong Man, to postmodern works involving postcolonial, environmental, and feminist influences and points of view.