British Cultural Module
Lecturer(s): lekt. mag. Belak Mojca, prof. dr. Krevel Mojca
The course consists of three parts:
• Lectures English Romanticism
• Seminars English Novel in the 20th Century
• Tutorials British Society and Culture
• Emergence of (Pre)Romanticism as a reaction to the hitherto classicist doctrine of writing and spiritual perception of the world
• Understanding of the phenomenon of Romanticism from the perspective of the socio-economic consequences of the industrial revolution
• Analysis and interpretation of selected prose works of English Romanticism
• Intercultural and intertextual connections between English and Slovene literatures, both in the period of Romanticism and later, with a special emphasis on the influence of the English authors upon Slovene literary production
• Emergence of specific Romantic ideas and concepts, such as national Romanticism, Weltschmertz, Helenism, folk culture and language, national epics, etc.
English Novel in the 20th Century
Students become familiar with a selection of English novels, and choose one novel to present in class. They define the literary historical placement of the novel in the source culture and the position of the novel's translation in the target Slovene literary system, analyse its narratological specifics and linguistic modes of expression. They also study the reception of the English novel in the intercultural Slovene position, pointing out the parallels and the differences in experiencing literary texts in different cultural circumstances.
British Society and Culture.
Stereotypes, British humour, the Monarchy, selected chapters from British history, British media, education, social classes, religious and racial issues, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland.