Introduction to Literature Studies

Introduction to Literature Studies

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 30

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Rezoničnik Lidija, doc. dr. Sevšek Šramel Špela, doc. dr. Šnytová Jana

Introduction to the study of literature represents a literary-theoretical basis for the study of literature. The course encompasses the basic concepts of literary theory, its historical connection with other sciences, especially with philosophy and new disciplines in the 20th century. Within the framework of modern theories, the original contribution of Czech, Polish, and Slovak thought to phenomenological and structuralist literary science and translation studies (Mukařovský, Ingarden, Miko, Popovič) is presented.
The literary-theoretical review deals with the following chapters: literary science and methodology, literary canon and problems with literary evaluation, structure of literary work, narratology and versology. Special attention is devoted to literary genres with examples from Czech, Slovak and Polish poetry, prose and drama from the Renaissance to the end of the 20th century in the original language and Slovene translation.
Students get acquainted with the literary-historical review of three national literatures: they get to know the developmental stages and poetics of individual periods of Czech, Polish and Slovak literature.