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Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Folksy escapism or a feminist novel?
Abenova, Ramina ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Topolovská, Tereza (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Its aim and main concern is to establish whether the novel is more readily perceived as an example of folksy escapism or a feminist novel by exploring the novel's major topic, such as African American marriage, and additionally discovering the importance of location in the novel. Theoretical part of this thesis provides a short overview of Harlem Renaissance, deals with Hurston's biography and political views, and explores the topic of racial and gender issues within the African American community. The analysis of Hurston's biography presents an important insight to her life and her career as an anthropologist and folklorist that is essential to the in-depth analysis of the novel. The practical part of this thesis seeks to offer an analysis of the novel based on the discoveries in the theoretical part. The first central point of the analysis is the novel's main character, who is presented in the novel and often interpreted as an example of a liberated African American woman. The second central point of the analysis are two main locations and their residents, which set the atmosphere of the novel, and are presented as an insightful probe into the lives of African American people in the early 20th century....
Selected differences in Czech and English syntactic ambiguity
Rajchartová, Sofie ; Lancová, Klára (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This thesis deals with selected types of English and Czech syntactic ambiguities. The main aim of this thesis is to compare examples of ambiguous structures in both languages and verify the occurrence of these types of ambiguities in either or both said languages. These examples are taken from two English young-adult novels, their respective film adaptations and the Czech translations. The thesis poses research questions regarding the overall frequency of ambiguous expressions, genre-dependency, the correspondence of translations and centres around the hypothesis that the selected types of ambiguities tend to appear more frequently in English than in Czech. The theoretical part of the thesis concentrates on the definition of meaning, context, ambiguity and the aforementioned types of syntactic ambiguities. The analytical part describes the research and provides an analysis of the differences, in order to verify the hypotheses of this thesis. KEYWORDS ambiguity, meaning, syntax, comparison, analytical language, synthetic language
Wordplay in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Šťastná, Jana ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Malá, Markéta (referee)
Bakalářská práce "Překlady slovních hříček v Shakespearově Romeovi a Julii" se problematikou překládání Shakespear zaměřením na slovní hříčk žto typický prvek Shakespearova dramatického díla. Prostřednictvím konkrétních příkladů z této práci analyzovány české překlady slovních hříček na bastitových překladových strategií a lingvistických mechanismů, jejichž hlediska aplikovatelnosti Delabastitových teoretických poznatků na konkrétní slovní hříčky v
A structural and thematic comparison of Harper Lee's novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
Friedlová, Michaela ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Topolovská, Tereza (referee)
The aim of this diploma thesis is to analyse and compare Harper Lee's canonical coming-of- age novel To Kill a Mockingbird to its original forerunner, the novel Go Set a Watchman, which was, however, published several years later. The theoretical part provides a brief synopsis of each of the novels and outlines Lee's life, as well as the main aspects of the historical and social background relevant to the stories, namely the Great Depression, Jim Crow laws, and the Scottsboro Trial. The practical part then investigates and juxtaposes the two novels from thematic and structural perspectives, and considers them specifically through the psychological, sociological, and stylistic prisms. Besides, it compares the factual similarities and differences in storylines and characters, who are often based on Lee's real-life acquaintances. The overall comparison shows how To Kill a Mockingbird, a gently tuned novel of children growing up yet packed with diverse topics, evolved from a rather intricate novel, Go Set a Watchman, dealing with a difficult task of one's individuation and realising that one's father is only a human. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the 1930s and takes place over several years, while the story of Go Set a Watchman is situated some twenty years later, and its plot culminates in the...
The "Music as therapy" trope in contemporary African American Rap music
Seghman, Marek ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Topolovská, Tereza (referee)
This work explores the topic of "Music as therapy" by first introducing the relationship between the art and the artist, as well as the potential healing powers of art on both the artist and his sorrounding environment. After presenting epitomic examples of the trope in African American literature, a brief introduction is given to the world of Hip-Hop and Rap, as I understand not every reader is familiar with these terms. Having even a brief background is helpful when trying to analyze works from the same community. Examples are then provided and thoroughly analyzed in order to find therapeutic aspects in them, which would support the hypothesis that the "Music as therapy" trope remains an important asset of African American music even in Rap music, which is often viewed as mysogynic, violent, and with a negative impact on the society. The aim of this thesis is to refute this claim. Different examples are shown which each contribute to the truthfulness of the hypothesis from a different point of view, either being openly therapeutic and dealing with mental health issues, or being empowering to the African American community, therefore serving as a tool of social uplift.
The Night of Wenceslas: Translation and subsequent analysis of selected parts of Lionel Davidson's book
Le Cam, David ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Richterová, Jana (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with translation from English to Czech. The thesis is divided into three main parts: the first major part lays out a theoretical framework - it gives a brief overview of various types and methods of translation at large. The sources for this part include mostly works by authors dealing with the theory of translation such as Umění překladu by Jiří Levý, Překlad a překládání by Dagmar Knittlová and collective or J.C. Catford's Linguistic theory of translation. The central part of the thesis is the translation itself: two and a half chapters taken from Lionel Davidson's book The Night of Wenceslas. The story focuses on Nicholas Whistler, a rather selfish and cowardly young Englishman with Czech roots who arrives to Prague after an absence of almost two decades. He reconnects with the city of his childhood under the unlikely circumstances of the secret mission that he found himself being dragged into against his will. The last part of the thesis focuses on specific phenomena in the translated text, taking into account the previous theoretical findings. It attempts to justify and comment on some of the translational decisions that were taken. KEYWORDS translation, Lionel Davidson, linguistic analysis, translation of intentional errors, translation in relation with topography
The rise of the alt-right in the US and its online presence
Rýdl, Štěpán ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Váňa, Jan (referee)
1 The 2016 US presidential election was significant, among other reasons, due to being noticeably influenced by a new far-right movement. Coined in 2008 by Richard Spencer, the term "alt-right" refers to a fringe online far-right movement. This thesis aims provide a brief summary of all the significant aspects of the ideology. The most important ideological tenets: emphasis on masculinity, ethno- nationalism and anti-Semitism; will be described, as well as the online presence and conduct of its followers. The alt-right movement will be compared to other far-right and conservative ideologies and its rhetoric analysed as a form of propaganda.

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