Anthropology of the play 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
207ANH1 ZK 4 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the close of the course the student will be able to define the fundamental theory of plays and play categories formal indicators and to define a play from a phenomenological and anthropological perspective.

Mode of study

Writings analysis and discussion.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Analysis and review skills.

Course contents

In three topic series, (Huizinga - Fink - Caillois) based on readings (selected chapters) and class discussions, students will be able to define the most important concepts and theory of plays. An understanding of the theory writings will be supplemented by examples of plays which will originate in the students' personal experiences.

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Recommended or required reading

CAILLOIS, Roger. Hry a lidé: maska a závrať. Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, Praha 1998

FINK, Eugen. Oáza štěstí. Mladá fronta, Praha 1992

HUIZINGA, Johan. Homo ludens: o původu kultury ve hře. Mladá fronta, Praha 1971

Assessment methods and criteria

During the semester independent readings, preparations of partial papers on assigned topics and participation in class discussions are required which are requirements for sitting the exam.

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