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Humor in the songs of Czech folk songwriters
Simota, Martin ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Šebek, Josef (referee)
The diploma thesis focuses on the study of the specific position of the discourses of humor in song lyrics of Czech folk music. In the introductory part, conceptual and methodological frameworks are defined for individual phenomena, which in the following part, through comprehensive perception provide their basis for narrative and literary research. In the final part of the diploma thesis this research is focused on selected practical examples of humorous narrative in the folk song, which will provide a contribution to the issue of ideal-typical concept of Czech national character.
Journeys and Standstills: The Role of Inns in Fantasy Literature
Melichová, Magda ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Činátlová, Blanka (referee)
(in English) The thesis aimed to explore the topos of inn in relation to the topos of journey in fantasy literature. The first step was to define the term fantasy literature with regard to the set of texts selected for the analysis; namely their connection to mythology and fairy tales, genres working with hero's initiation journey. Integral part of the thesis was to consider theoretical works focused on the image of pubs in literature, as well as a short description of the form and function of this topos in other genres. The subject of the analysis were inns from six fictional worlds representing a cross-section of the genre from the half of the 20th century until present time, while the selected examples fall mostly into the sub-genre of epic fantasy. The analysis showed that the inns have four primary functions: hero's intimate space, place of meeting and cognition, place of transformation and place of stories. Each of these functions is connected to a specific part of the initiation journey and represents its beginning, or one of its tests. All these functions are also connected to certain issues related to hero's psychological journey, namely the issue of trust, identity and will. The inns which serve as hero's intimate space have a special position; they reflect his or her state of mind and...
The Space of the City of Ostrava in Contemporary Czech Prose Fiction
Janáková, Bára ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Králíková, Andrea (referee)
We have been examinining the image of Ostrava on prose of six authors after 1989. Our aim was to find the function of such space in narrative - it can only play role of a scenery (Slawińsky term), sometimes more functions are added, which empasizes the importance of region in literature according to Urbanová: each region can become a theme or be transposed into author ́s aesthetic sense, influence creative method and become an inspiration in various ways. We have also evaluated how much the protagonists identify themselves with the urban space of Ostrava. This has been based on phenomenological approach of Norberg- Schultz Genius loci. In conclusion we have tried to summarize which themes regarding Ostrava become common for examined authors, whether they create a coherent literary utterance about Ostrava, which has similarities with Todorov ́s petersburg text of russian literature.
Reception of the work and the personality of Emil Hakl
Formánková, Helena ; Králíková, Andrea (advisor) ; Bílek, Petr (referee)
This thesis deals with the question of reception of the work and the personality of Emil Hakl. It focuss on mapping of the acceptance of his books by literary criticism, it explores the way of writing about the author and his work. Considering that he is a contemporary author and his work is not yet reflected in a separate monograph, the material consists mainly of reviews in literary journals (Advojka, Český jazyk, Český jazyk a literatura, Host, Respekt, Tvar). The thesis is also devoted to the analysis of discourse. It asks questions on how is the critique of speech characterized, when it deals with the character of the contemporary writer.
Motives of a child, childhood and associated elements in Jáchym Topol's prose
Lazorová, Anna ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Králíková, Andrea (referee)
The main aim of the thesis is to analyze child characters in Jáchym Topol's prose. Fistly, the child characters and their destiny are described in each novel. The thesis is mainly concentrated on more detailed interpretation in three novels where the child characters are used the most significantly. After that, their comparison follows. Apart from the child characters, the thesis also shows the concept of a childhood in Topolˈs novels. Furthermore, it analyzes the relationship between the children and their parents, it is also concerned in characters of a mother and a father in each novel. The thesis reflects motives of a pregnancy, a birth and an abortion as well.
The Metaphors of Socialism within the Canonic Prose Fiction of the 1950s
Kadavá, Šárka ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Šebek, Josef (referee)
Based on Lakoff's theory of conceptual metaphor the thesis provides an insight into how the literature was used performatively to offer resources which illustrate the target domain - concept of socialism/communism and ways of its building-up. The primary texts used as material, were presented as obligatory for gaining of Fučík's badge; this campaign regulates both, reading sources and also the way of understanding of chosen canonical prose and will be seen as an emblematic and forceful instrument of narrative ideologization at that time. The interpretation of the canonical prose and subsequent analysis will be based on brochures made for the Fučík's badge, which will offer the viewpoint of current reader or more precisely candidate of this badge and therefore, the thesis especially looks for the root/conceptual metaphors which this institutionalised interpretation considers to be significant. Key words: socialism, Fučík's badge, root/conceptual metaphor
Vampire in literature in the 19th and early 20th century: The proces of a literary type constitution
Malá, Michaela ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Činátlová, Blanka (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the representation of a vampire in 19th century literature, especially from a narratological point of view. Primary literature consist mostly of an European prose texts. The core part studies character of a vampire in texts and his function in particular stories. It is an overview, which with a help of comparative method maps the vampire theme within the Euroepan literature of the defined period. The thesis contains a culturally-anthropological outline which serves as an introduction to the given issue and as a basis for comparison of the same features between the folk vampire and the literary vampire. Essential method for my work is the classification of fantasy modes designed by Nancy H. Traill.
The Discrepancy between Hašek's and Lada's Schweik
Musil, Jan ; Činátlová, Blanka (advisor) ; Bílek, Petr (referee)
The BA thesis analyses the relationship of text and illustrations in the novel written by Jaroslav Hašek Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka. First of all, the motifs of the novel are analysed, and then the novel is set in wider context of genre reading (the grotesque, picaresque novel, war novel). The textual analysis serves as the basis for comparison of two different sets of illustrations: that of Josef Lada and that of George Grosz that were created for theater adapation of the novel in theater of Erwin Piscator. Drawing on that, the posibilities of image based reading of a literary text are shown, the different interpretational attitudes of the compared artists are analysed, and the modes of creating image-text relations are discussed. The thesis concludes with comparison of the two sets of images, and their possible influences on the reading of the novel. Powered by TCPDF (
Specifics of Anglo-Saxon and continental corporate governance
Bílek, Petr ; Borkovec, Aleš (advisor) ; Charvátová, Dagmar (referee)
Specifics of Anglo-Saxon and Continental corporate governance This thesis deals with the comparison of Anglo-Saxon and Continental approaches to corporate governance. Although the title of this thesis might evoke that the main theme of this thesis is a comparison of two different models of corporate governance, the basis for this work is the opposite. The author aims to make use of the compari- son of selected corporate governance issues in the various legal systems of both the Anglo-Saxon and Continental models of corporate governance to find out how sig- nificantly the current Anglo-Saxon and Continental model of corporate governance differs, whether there is a convergence or divergence between these two models and whether it makes sense to divide legal systems' approaches to corporate governance on the basis of these two models or not anymore. The thesis is divided into five (5) chapters, where the first chapter is a brief intro- duction to corporate governance issues followed by chapters dedicated to selected issues of corporate governance in joint-stock companies after. These four (4) main issues explored in the thesis are: the internal organization of the administrative bod- ies of joint-stock companies, the independence and objectivity of the corporation's administrative bodies, the...
Celtic mythology in Czech fantasy literature
Micková, Tereza ; Vaněk, Václav (advisor) ; Bílek, Petr (referee)
(in English): This paper aims to find and analyse Celtic mythological motifs in chosen works of Czech fantasy literature and elucidate how these works use them, in which aspects are they utilised and to what purpose. The paper is also trying to support the assumption of Czech fantasy literature being able to stand within the field of academic discourse based on the works of Leonard Medek and Františka Vrbenská, Jaroslav Mostecký, Zbyněk Kučera Holub and Petra Neomillnerová.

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