Course title:Czech Literature in Central European Context
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Department:Department of Czech Literature and Literary Criticism
Course code:KCL / 8CLEA
Semester:Winter / Summer
Level of study:Mgr.
Format of study:Lecture 1 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:doc. PhDr. Martin Pilař, CSc. (G)
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Annotation:The main objective is to explain the specific features of cultural milieu in Central Europe that is not based only on historical tension between the West and the East. The special quality of local culture will be shown in the text examples mostly taken from the works of internationally famous Czech authors of the last two centuries. Students will read and discuss especially the texts reflecting literary reaction to important historical events. They will have to try to understand Czech kind of "black humour" and irony which seems to be very important way of survival in the middle of Central European social and political absurdities. The course is suitable not only for students majoring in literary subjects.