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Between Fact and Fiction: On the Documentary Devices in Selected Works by Ales Adamovich
Koliášová, Jana ; Kosáková, Hana (advisor) ; Nykl, Hanuš (referee)
The thesis focuses on mutual blending of the factual and the fictional writing in the work of a Belarusian author Ales Adamovich. Regarding the choice of the analyzed works, two of them (Out of the Fire, 1975; Leningrad Under Siege, 1981) are identified as documentaries in the paratexts. These two works consist of recorded oral testimonies. The other two analyzed works (Khatyn, 1972, The Chasteners, 1981) are fictions, incorporating, however, several authentic documents. Using these works as examples, the thesis illustrates how the (hypothetical) borders between the fact and fiction are blurred and trespassed. The first, literary-historical part will briefly summarize the main concepts of the relationship between art and reality in the Soviet area, beginning with the Formalists and their interest in genre innovations, and concluding with an accent on the individual reader reception of Lidiya Ginzburg and Pyotr Palievsky. The plural aspect is implicitly reflected also in the second part of the thesis, focusing on Adamovich's thinking about the notion of truthfulness in literature. At this point, there is also a related theme of the impact of the genre tradition on the reception of the text. Also in the author's view, the role of the reader seems to be crucial. In the description of the receptive...
Between Liberalism and Socialism: Pavel Novgorodtsev, Bogdan Kistyakovsky, Sergei Gessen and Georges Gurvitch
Zemánek, Ladislav ; Kosáková, Hana (referee)
The thesis is concerned with Russian intellectuals' paths towards a new philosophical and ideological synthesis which would demonstrate ability to offer an adequate solution of the social crisis in the 20th century. Being based on a philosophical analysis and comparative method it exposes both merits and shortcomings of the chosen authors, common motifs and main developmental tendencies. Following A. Walicki, the analysis is subordinated to the narrative of the evolution from Social Liberalism towards Liberal Socialism embodied in the work of V. S. Solovyov, P. I. Novgorodtsev, B. A. Kistyakovsky, S. I. Gessen, G. D. Gurvitch and M. V. Vishniak. Attention is paid to legal and political aspects of Liberalism and Socialism considering the dualism of individualism and collectivism, atomism and intersubjectivity, natural and positive law, private and public ownership, free market and state interventionism, popular sovereignty and sovereignty of law, utopism and anti-utopism, freedom and equality, universalism and particularism, revolution and reformism. The thesis attempts to give an answer to the question wheather or to what extent the synthesis of Liberalism and Socialism is possible. In the end it emerges that the synthesis is possible requiring, however, inclusion of conservative elements.
The portrayal of the unreal in Strugatsky brothers' novels.
Romanenko, Anton ; Kosáková, Hana (advisor) ; Stranz-Nikitina, Veronika (referee)
This bachelor thesis seeks to describe the ways in which the Strugatsky brothers depict the unreal (that is the supernatural, non-existent phenomena) in their 1968 novel Snail on the Slope (Улитка на склоне). The primary purpose of the thesis is to find out what linguistic means and devices are used to create an image of the unreal. The thesis is based on the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics. This field of linguistic research puts an emphasis on an idea that the speaker's experience of being in space and time is interconnected with one's linguistic behavior. It is characteristic of language, however, that it can depict the unreal and describe what does not exist in the empirical reality. From that perspective, the questions of how the Strugatsky brothers portray the unreal non-existent phenomena and what epistemological meaning such portrayal may have appears to be of particular importance.
«Little Man» Characters in the Work of Nikolai Gogol and Andrei Platonov
Yakubenkova, Yulia ; Nykl, Hanuš (advisor) ; Kosáková, Hana (referee)
and key words This bachelor thesis is an attempt at a detailed analysis of the term «little man». The first chapter includes coherent reviewing of different aspects of general formulation of the term. The second chapter is dedicated to the characters of so-called Petersburg Tales by Nikolai Gogol, as they are the most representative examples of the «little man» type. The third chapter examines the characters of Andrei Platonov's work, compares them with Nikolai Gogol's characters and takes a stand against interpreting Platonov's characters as «little men». The analysis is primarily based on secondary sources, because the term «little man» itself is an abstraction, used mainly in literary criticism, thus, implementation of an analysis using primary literature only seems to be impossible. Key words: Russian literature, little man, Nikolai Gogol, Andrei Platonov
Man, State and Law in Pavel Novgorodtsev's Thought
Zemánek, Ladislav ; Nykl, Hanuš (advisor) ; Kosáková, Hana (referee)
The thesis is concerned with theoretical work of the Russian legal philosopher P. I. Novgorodtsev, focusing on the concepts of natural law, social ideal, individualism, liberalism, rule of law and democracy. Novgorodtsev's interpretation of these concepts is embedded into broader contexts of both Russian and Western political philosophy and philosophy of law. Novgorodtsev's work is analysed with regards to Russian liberal doctrine transformations from classical liberalism towards liberal socialism. The thesis discloses progressive moments in the author's thought demonstrating ways as to develop them. Problems in question are inquired into through the prism of A. Honneth's critical theory of society which enables to approach the subject matter in its historical variability and conditionality and, at the same time, maintaining normativity. The aim of the thesis is not only to assess Novgorodtsev's work topicality and contribution but also critically research into relevant problems in terms of the chosen topic, primarily metaphysical roots of liberalism and its limits as to the notion of man, state and law. The thesis shows that the Russian philosopher offered reformulations of old concepts not being able, however, to go beyond the liberal paradigm. Hence his texts cannot be utilized for overcoming...
Siginificance of literary salons in Russia during the rule of Alexander I.
Melkonova, Anastasia ; Nykl, Hanuš (advisor) ; Kosáková, Hana (referee)
The master's thesis is devoted to the theme of the literary salon in Russia during the rule of Alexander I and its role and significance for Russian society in general and for literature in particular. In the thesis is described the main reasons of formation of this phenomenon in Russia and also is made analysis of its history from formation to loss of significance, where special attention is paid to the literary salon of the rule of Alexander I. To reveal the specifics of the literary salon were analysed the difference between the salons and societies and other forms of organization of literary life, difference between the salons owned by ladies or gentlemen and also difference between the St. Petersburg and Moscow literary salons. Keywords: History of Russian culture, 19th century, literary salon, Russian literature
Dream in the Work of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Večeřová, Kristýna ; Kosáková, Hana (advisor) ; Nykl, Hanuš (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the motive of dream in the works of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881). The thesis focuses on the relation between dream and reality in the writer's literary fiction. After briefly summarising the approaches of the researchers who have studied the motive in Dostoyevsky's work, the author looks into the way the writer integrates the motive of dream into his literary fiction. Various types of confrontation of dream and reality in Dostoyevsky's prosaic texts are presented and the functions which dreams as a literary device fulfil are introduced. The closing chapter of the thesis regards the motive of dream as part of the artistic- philosophical intent of the writer and proposes a possible interpretation of its role in the achieving this intention.
Comparative analysis of poems The Twelve by Alexander Blok and Christ has risen by Andrei Bely
Ivanova, Anna ; Kosáková, Hana (advisor) ; Ulbrechtová, Helena (referee)
This bachelor thesis aims to compare poems 'The Twelve' by Alexander Blok and 'Christ has risen' by Andrei Bely. These poems share certain similarities: they were both written by the leading Russian symbolist poets, both in 1918, and thus represented a reaction on the current revolutionary events in the country; moreover, they are similar in genre and theme. The thesis further explores those common properties, as well as defines the individual features for each of these poems, based on historical and biographical facts, on the analysis of poetic peculiarities and genre characteristics of these two writings, and on the semantics of their key symbols and imageries. Powered by TCPDF (
Comparison of drama The Storm and libretto to opera Katya Kabanova
Zoubková, Lenka ; Kosáková, Hana (advisor) ; Kitzlerová, Jana (referee)
(in English): The topic of this thesis is The Comparison of Drama The Storm by Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky and Libretto to Opera Katya Kabanová by composer Leoš Janáček. It summarises the creation, the premiere and the reception of both pieces of art, shortly describes the story, the main characters of the original work of art. Then, the thesis studies the circumstances of the creation of libretto, seeks the answer to the question why Leoš Janáček chose to write an opera based on drama The Storm. The main target of the thesis is the comparison of the story and the characters of both pieces of art with the focus on main character Katya Kabanová. In the end, the thesis tries to answer the questions why the libretto was changed as opposed to the original piece of art, what was the meaning of those changes and what influenced the author to make them.
The Element of Cyclization In Sergey Dovlatov's works
Zhabska, Kseniia ; Ulbrechtová, Helena (advisor) ; Kosáková, Hana (referee)
(anglicky) This bachelor thesis focuses on analysis of chosen works of Sergey Dovlatov based on a cycle theory. Key cycle theories, which are going to be used in our analysis, are explained in the work as well. Represented analysis of Sergey Dovlatov's cycle "The Suitcase" demonstrates how typical aspects of lyric cyclisation are working for prose. We may state that lyric cycle creating elements often work for prose as well, especially theme, plot and lexikon. Key words: cycle, Sergey Dovlatov, Russian Literature of the 20th century

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