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Czech Faces of Franz Kafka before World War II
Soukup, Jiří ; Holý, Jiří (advisor) ; Heczková, Libuše (referee) ; Vojvodík, Josef (referee)
The present study focuses on the analysis of the changes of Franz Kafka's reception in the Czech context before World War II, i. e. on the analysis of Czech translations and critical reflections in Czech language of his works. The study is divided into two symmetrical (in time) parts: the first one focuses on Kafka's reception in his lifetime (1909-1922), the second one on the reception after his death (1924-1939). In the first part, translations of Kafka's office publications are analyzed in the context of their origin, Kafka's part (as an author) in the formation of the original texts as a source for their translation and set in the context of his belletristic works; in the prosopographically oriented analysis the aim is further focused on the reception of Kafka's belletristic texts in his lifetime and on different strategies of translation by authors who translated his texts into Czech during his lifetime (Milena Jesenská, Milena Illová, Jaroslav Dohnal), Kafka's responses and how they are reflected in his work. The analysis in the second part is structured mainly according to the tendencies of reception whose focus shifts gradually from expressionist to surrealistic interpretations; the analysis of gradual changes of Kafka's image in the Czech press which reflects the changing reception of his...
Forms of Historical Fiction in Oldřich Daněk's Proses
Fürstová, Alena ; Holý, Jiří (advisor) ; Špirit, Michael (referee)
The present thesis deals with four proses by Oldřich Daněk which use a historical setting (Král utíká z boje, Král bez přilby, Vražda v Olomouci, Nedávno...). In addition to detailing some constant features, which are typical for the author, the thesis aims primarily at showing how Daněk exploits conventions of various literary genres, specifically the historical novel, literary apocrypha and detective story. Key words: Oldřich Daněk, Historical Fiction, Literary Apocrypha, Detective Fiction
Appeal and Absurdity in Václav Havel's Work
Vinš, Ondřej ; Vaňková, Irena (advisor) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
The bachelor thesis analyses the concepts of APPEAL and ABSURDITY within the work of Václav Havel, using the tools of cognitive linguistics, particularly the theory of key words and its modification by David Danaher. It focuses mainly on Havel's essays, speeches and letters. The aim of the thesis is to demonstrate how Václav Havel constructed these concepts in his non-artistic texts, which conceptual metaphors and narratives he used and how these concepts are interconnected with the entirety of his work.
Child Narrator Representing the Events of the WWII
Gatialová, Karolína ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
The subject of this work is child narrator in connection with the category of unreliability. The main aim of the work is to point out that the children's narrator can't be perceived as unreliable, using the knowledge from chapters concerning specific child narrators in the works of Ladislav Fuks and Ota Pavel. The work emphasizes the fact that unreliability is conceived as deliberately misleading storytelling strategy. Further, the thesis shows how both narrators reflect the events of prewar times and the Events of the WWII and how they deal with them.
Transformation of Poetics in Milan Kundera's Novels
Eder, Kryštof ; Špirit, Michael (advisor) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
This thesis compares The Joke and Immortality, the first and the last of Kundera's novel, which were written in Czech. It also follows other Kundera's novels written in Czech and his essays. Firstly, the narrative strategies of the two novels are analyzed, including not only the narrative strategies themselves, but also the reasons of them being used. Afterwards, two Kundera's main themes - poetry and death - are analyzed. The aim is to prove that their form is almost contradictory in the two novels. It is also suggested, during the analysis of these themes, how their form affects narrative strategy and fiction world of the novels. The main purpose of these comparations is to prove that Immortality stands apart among seven Kunde- ra's novels, so it is not correct to regard seven Kundera's novels as one continuous text.
Fairy tales of Jan Drda
Blahnová, Barbora ; Špirit, Michael (advisor) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with a literary onomastic analysis of toponyms in České pohádky and in the plays Dalskabáty, hříšná ves aneb Zapomenutý čert and Hrátky s čertem, by Jan Drda. The focus of the thesis is the relationship of geographical names and real places and the characteristics of the functions that, on the basis of context, emerge into the spotlight. Based on the relationship of the names to reality, we distinguish following toponyms: authentic, realistic and author's own inventions. Among the authentic names, there is a distinct group of geographical names that refer to the region where the author spent his childhood. Toponymy in Jan Drda's fairy tales is also put into context with a selection of other authors who wrote fairy tales. The thesis also explores the question of whether the toponyms are present in relation to the traditional classification of fairy tales as folk tales, novelist fairy tales and peasant fairy tales.
Countryside in the Official Prose 1970s and 1980s
Soukupová, Veronika ; Holý, Jiří (advisor) ; Merhaut, Luboš (referee)
During the normalization period, the topic of countryside life in literature started to reappear. Many prosaic works depicted character's departure from the city to the countryside and his/her beginning of their new life in unknown surroundings. This thesis focuses on such works of art, published between the 1970s and 1980s. It compares four officially published examples of countryside novels containing any mark of escapism (in novels written by Jan Otčenášek, Bohumil Říha, Jiří Medek, Jan Kostrhun) with examples of prose published in samizdat or exile (Mojmír Klánský, Milan Kundera). Through intertextual as well as thematic and compositional analysis, the thesis investigates common features contained in this "escapist" literature. The analysis is inspired by the poetics of space and by the concept of the countryside as an idyllic space.
World Views and Interpretive Communities in the Literary Field of Czechoslovakia in the 1930s
Borovička, Lukáš ; Janáček, Pavel (advisor) ; Sýkora, Michal (referee) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
The goals of the present dissertation are twofold: 1) to bring back into the literary thought the notion of "world view", which has been largely discredited due to its abusage in the context of official Marxism during the socialist era, and 2) to affirm the usefulness of the notion of "world view" in the literary practice. The thesis is structured so as to meet the goals: the first chapter presents several probes of the usage of the phrase "world view" and definition discussions related to it. In this framework, the "scientific world view" from the socialist era is then confronted with a range of other definitions of the notion, such as F. X. Šalda's "view of life and world". In the second chapter, I present my approach to this notion, aimed at serving the purposes of current literary research. Firstly, I distinguish the notion of "world view" from the notions of "mentality" and "ideology", and secondly, following the research of The Worldviews Group (Brussels) I propose my own definition of world view. Since the Group does not deal with actual interpretations of literary texts, I make use for the intended purpose of an updated and slightly modified concept of Terry Eagleton, originally published within the monograph Criticism and Ideology (1976). What is essential is foremost to differ between a)...
Images of Others and Foreigners in František Sokol Tůma's Work
Borůvková, Marianna ; Holý, Jiří (advisor) ; Tomášek, Martin (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the depiction of different national identities (Czechs, Germans, Jews and Poles) and their conflicts in the František Sokol Tůma's novels V záři milionů and Na kresách. The thesis focuses on the issue of nationalism in Ostrava Region and Těšín Region and on the way it affects the literary depiction of "others" and "foreigners". Another important part of the thesis deals with the specific setting of language frontiers and its influence on literary images of characters of different nationalities. Key words: František Sokol Tůma, Silesia, Nationalism, Language Frontier, Images of Others, Images of Foreigners
Theme of Guilt and Punishment in Stories and Dramatic of František Langr in Domestic and Global Context
Krsková, Kateřina ; Mravcová, Marie (advisor) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
The thesis describes the evolution and variances in the motive of crime and punishment throughout prosaic and dramatic works of František Langer. After an introductory reflection on crime and punishment the thesis deals with an analysis of Doskojevskij's novel "Crime and Punishment" which had a large impact on Langer's conception of these terms. It also outlines an image of crime and punishment in Czech literature at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, which might have influenced Langer. The first part also tries to clarify how these motives were evolved in author's incipient work. It follows up prose collections "Gold Venus" and "Dreamers and Murderers". The second part is focused on the refined and often very complicated form of crime and punishment in Langer's dramas "Saint Wenceslas", "Periphery", "Camel through Eye of a Needle", "Reversal of Ferdyš Pištora", "Angels among us" and "Seventy-two" and tries to grasp and characterize it.

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