Reading Prague: Literature, Architecture, and Cultural History
|Course Code||CUFA LIT 314|
The course will survey Prague’s history, focusing on the lives and aspirations of its multinational inhabitants as they metamorphosed in the course of the last twelve centuries.
It proposes to read the city as a text and to treat literature and architecture as both expressions and symptoms of its evolution. Throughout the course, literature and architecture will be explored through a critical reading of the motivations, techniques and achievements which are at play therein.
The aim of this course is to introduce the students to selected works of modern Czech fiction within the frame of Czech history and architecture of the city of Prague.