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Language and literature

Code: 117726
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Simon John Ryle
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Simon John Ryle - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
This class aims to explore aspects of literary and cinematographic writing. Questions of media technology are introduced and developed by reading literary and cinematic texts alongside theorists of poetry, writing, technology and space, such as Plato, Derrida, Lacan, Michel de Certeau, Bernard Stiegler, Walter Ong, and Friedrich Kittler. Each class develops a different theme concerning one important aesthetic aspect of writing and technology, such as questions of the uncanny, the gaze, écriture féminine, power, anamorphosis, the archive, and memory. The potential for types of writing to inspire affective responses such as wonder, and a feeling of touching upon the hidden or unknown, is explored alongside theories of literary language from theorists and philosophers such as Adorno, Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot, and Gaston Bachelard. Of key importance is the singular aesthetic experience afforded by different types of writing. Students read a range of literary texts, from writers such as Ovid, Shakespeare,Wordsworth, Hölderlin, Kafka, Cicoux, Borges, and Sebald. Motifs and thematic links are drawn between these writers and films from directors such as Charlie Chaplin, Werner Herzog, and Alain Resnais.
  1. William Wordsworth: "Book One". The Prelude
  2. Theodor Adorno: "Natural Beauty", Aesthetic Theory
  3. Yann Arthus-Bertrand: Home
  4. Bernard Stiegler: "Tool and Symbol". Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus
  5. Walter Ong: "Writing Restructures Consciousness". Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word
  6. Werner Herzog: The Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  7. William Shakespeare: Act 4. King Lear
  8. Martin Heidegger: "...Poetically Man Dwells..." Poetry, Language, Thought.
Optional literature:
  1. Reiner Maria Rilke: 8th and 9th Duino Elegies
  2. Martin Heidegger: "The open in the form of the unrestrained progression of beings". (Fourth directive: Section e), Parmenides
  3. Giorgio Agamben: "Poverty in the World"; "The Open". The Open: Man and Animal.
  4. Martha Nussbaum: "Educating for Profit, Educating for Democracy". Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
3. semester
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Anglistika 3. zimski sem. (diplomski studij) - Regular studij - English Studies (Translator/Interpreter Education)
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