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Media perception of Miloš Urban's novels Sedmikostelí a Hastrman
Grim, Jakub ; Čeňková, Jana (advisor) ; Malý, Radek (referee)
1 Abstract This bachelor thesis is about two novels by writer Milos Urban - Sedmikostelí and Hastrman, which are from his early work on the turn of the millennium. The thesis also contains an interpretation of these novels, their discrepant genre classification, films, foreign translations or the correlation with the rest of Urban's work. The theoretical part of the thesis also contains a chapter about literary criticism. The second part of the thesis is mainly about media reception of both novels. Selected reviews are from daily newspapers, magazines or special cultural periodicals. During the analysis of reception, there was a focus on parts of the novels which were highlighted or criticized by reviewers. At the end of the thesis, there is also an interview with Milos Urban.
Violence, Manipulation and a Persecuted Heroine in Vladimir Nabokov´s Lolita and John Fowles´s Collector
This bachelor thesis deals with two postmodern novels: The Collector (1963) of the British novelist John R. Fowles and Lolita (1955) by the American writer Vladimir V. Nabokov. At first the thesis focuses on a brief overview of both authors' lives, as well as on the postmodern tendencies in their works, moreover it provides a short description of postmodernism itself. Next, the main features of the Gothic novel and its founders are described along with the characters of their major works. With respect to the Gothic tradition, Edgar A. Poe's short stories are introduced with the emphasis on his evil manipulative characters. Subsequently, the previous antiheroes and heroines from the Gothic novels are compared to the contemporary characters from The Collector and Lolita. In the following chapters, the thesis pays attention to a brief summary of both novels and then it focuses on the comparative analysis of selected themes: surroundings and their function, the loss of freedom, narrators and their communication with readers, conscience and the loss of identity.
The Development of the Campus Novel Genre
PRŮŠOVÁ, Liliana
The aim of this thesis is to analyse and compare works of three campus novel writers. Historical and socio-economic aspects of the development of campus novel are described, as well as the features and characteristics of this genre. The thesis analyses Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim and Jake's Thing, David Lodge's trilogy Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work, Zadie Smith's On Beauty as examples of campus novels. The thesis focuses on the development of this genre within those novels.
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker: Metaphor of Philosophy and Subversion
The aim of this thesis is to describe the features of postmodernism and grotesque in the work of Tom Robbins' Still Life with Woodpecker. This work is called "postmodern fairy tale" and in its structure and thoughts reflected America's sociocultural context of the time. One of the goals of this work is to describe the context and at the same time to focus on other works of this author that will be viewed through this lens ie. With respect to postmodernism, and grotesque subversion
Apocalypse and the Grotesque in Ken Kesey's Sailor Song
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to describe and explain the use of grotesque elements in Ken Kesey´s Sailor Song. This novel by a well-known American author contains many of the key themes associated with sociocultural developments in the US in the second half of the 20th century. These include, for example, apocalypse and the impact of environmental change on the life of the main characters of this work. The secondary aim of this work is to describe and explain the occurrence of postmodern elements in this section. Another task of this work is briefly compare the novel of Sailor Song with other Ken Kesey´s works.
Visuality of sweetness in marketing communication
Krementáková, Tereza ; Fišerová, Michaela (advisor) ; Kladný, Tomáš (referee)
The goal of this paper is to explore a visuality of sweetness. It is social construct with a sentimental meaning and it is used by marketing communication. We suppose that our phenomena is not build up on connotation such as a taste of sensation how it could be asssumed. It is build by a sentimental meaning. For a verification we establish conditions which have to be proved by a representation to be labeled as the visuality of sweetness. The selected phenomena is close to Barthes's theory of myth as a secondary semiotic system. That is the reason why we need to address this dilemma. The background of an origin of the sweetness visualitation could help us understand Hackley's critical view on prism of social constructivism. Both theories could not be complete in a measure of marketing communication and a whole concept of sweetness visualisation is completed in Kress's multimodality theory. The part of the paper is empirical semiotic material which helps us to demonstrate a scale of a use of sweetness visualisation from a binary oppossition to a complete use of visual sweetness in marketing communication.

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