Course: Contemporary Trends in Research

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Course title Contemporary Trends in Research
Course code UHV/STRBS
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hanulík Vladan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Historiography - science or literary practice? 2. Logic of practice 3. Erving Goffman´s theories in histoiography 4. Sign as a cultural phenomenon 5. Sign and structruralism 6. World as a text 7. Discourse analysis 8. Body and cultural influence 9. From space to place 10. Individuality and discipline

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities, Work-related activities, Řízená praxe
  • unspecified - 19 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to some of the current historical trends , and to trace their roots in the 20th century. Attention will be drawn to the development of historiography and current discussions regarding both actual and future tendencies. An increased level of attention will be drawn to the important movements and development of social sciences and humanities in the present and the the recent past.
Participants will gain an overview of current trends and issues in the French, German, Austrian, English and American historiography and their dependence with other disciplines of social sciences and humanities.
Elemantary skills in English language. Basic overwiev in important achievements of 20th century historiography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Systematic monitoring

Individual preparation for every lesson based on the study of readings via information system (stag). Credit will be given to the participants actively involved in discussion and teamwork in the seminar with tolerance of 3 absences per semester. Compulsary reading: Roland Barthes, Mytologie, Praha 2004. Barthes Roland, Smrt autora, Aluze 3 (2006), s. 75-77. Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, Berkeley ? Los Angeles - London 1984. Veronika Čapská, Představy společenství a strategie sebeprezentace: řád servitů v habsburské monarchii (1613-1780), Praha 2011. Robert Darnton, Velký masakr koček a další epizody z francouzské kulturní historie, Praha 2013. Jacques Derrida, Texty k dekonstrukci. Práce z let 1962-1972, Praha 1993. Michel Foucault, Dějiny sexuality I. Vůle k vědění. Praha 1999. Erving Goffman: Všichni hrajeme divadlo. Praha 1999. Roger Chartier, Text, Symbols, and Frenchness, Journal of Modern History 57 (1985), s. 682-695. Richard Sennett, Flash and Stone: The Body and the City in the Western Civilization, London ? New York 1994.
Recommended literature
  • Baudrillard Jean. Dokonalý zločin. Praha, 2001.
  • Carolyn Steedman. Landscape for a Good Woman. London, 1986.
  • Casey Edward. How to get from space to place in a fairly short stretch of time. Phenomenological prolegomena. Senses of place. Santa Fé, 1996.
  • Hayden White. Metahistorie. Historická imaginace v Evropě devatenáctého století. Brno, 2011.
  • Jacques Derrida . Texty k dekonstrukci: práce z let 1967-72.. Bratislava, 1993.
  • Judith Butler. Trampoty s rodom. Feminizmus a podrývanie identity. Bratislava, 2003.
  • Judith Walkowitz. City of Dreadful Delight. Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London. London, 1992.
  • Lyndal Roper. Oedipus and the Devil. Witchcraft, sexuality and religion in early modern Europe. New York, 1994.
  • Michel de Certeau. Psaní dějin. Praha, 2011.
  • Michel Foucault. Dějiny sexuality I. Vůle k vědění. Praha, 1999.
  • Richard Rorty. Consequences of Pragmatism. Minneapolis, 1982.
  • Richard Sennett. Flesh and Stone. The Body and the City in Western Civilization. New York, 1994.
  • Robert Darnton. The Great Cat Masacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History. New York, 1984.
  • Roger Chartier . Text, symbols, and Frenchness . Journal of Modern History 57. Chicago, 1985.
  • Roland Barthes. Mytologie. Praha, 2004.
  • Roland Barthes. Smrt autora. Aloze č.3. Praha, 2006.
  • Stanley James Grenz. Úvod do postmodernismu. Praha, 1997.
  • Thomas W. Laqueur. Making Sex. Body and Gender from The Greeks to Freud. Cambridge, 1990.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses 1 Winter