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Christian and Pagan Symbols in Old English Literature
Pedret, Sarah ; Higgins, Bernadette (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This bachelor's thesis deals with the influence that Christianity and the original Anglo-Saxon Pagan religions had on each other during the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon Britain. Above all, it deals with the coexistence of Christian and pagan symbols in the texts of Old English literature. The theoretical part deals with the historical context of the time in which the examined texts were written. It focuses on the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon Britain and the continuing influence of the original pagan faith and its symbols on literary art, mainly the epic poem Beowulf. The practical part of this work deals with the analysis of the text of the epic poem Beowulf, the symbols used in it and their meanings.
Escaping Babylon: History and Therapeutic Effects of Music at the Rainbow Gatherings
Jonssonová, Noemi ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Higgins, Bernadette (referee)
This work examines how art as therapy is used and works at Rainbow Gatherings. I accomplish this by closely studying literature directly and loosely concerned with both topics, conducted interviews with several Rainbow attendees, and personal experience having taken part in several Gatherings and their varieties. Firstly, I briefly introduce the theoretical groundwork and history of art as therapy, the process, and the motivation behind the sublimation in art. Then, I also introduce the movement of Rainbow Family of Living Light, their origins, and the practices of the intentional community. After that, I delve into what Babylon means, and how it is one of the main drives for their form of counterculture. In the next chapters, I explain the main characteristics of Rainbow music and how it relates to and can be categorized under the theory of art as therapy, which is the aim of this thesis. I prove how their use of music is therapeutic for neurosis which is possibly also induced by the Babylon system which the Rainbow strives to contradict to some extent. Therefore the Rainbow Gatherings serve as an antidote and a way of sublimation for neurosis. Keywords Rainbow Gatherings, Babylon, art therapy, music therapy, sublimation, neurosis, collective suffering
Selected Aspects of Gender Transition in Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other and Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Gajdošíková, Veronika ; Chalupský, Petr (advisor) ; Higgins, Bernadette (referee)
This thesis is concerned with the depiction of gender transition in two contemporary novels originally written in English, Girl, Woman, Other (2019) by Bernardine Evaristo and Detransition, Baby (2021) by Torrey Peters. The vivid depiction of the chosen characters in the novels invites a closer analysis of some aspects of gender transition, namely social transition, medical and surgical transition, and legal gender transition. The theoretical part introduces the concepts of gender, gender transition, and detransition. The thesis further presents the position of gender and gender transition in contemporary Anglophone literature. The practical part relies on the theoretical part and focuses on the depiction of gender transition of transgender characters from the two novels analysing the selected aspects of the characters' transition journeys. By evaluating the content, themes, and the presentation of the novels, the thesis determines their efficacy in conveying accurate and insightful information about the experience of gender transition. Moreover, the potential of selected texts as educational resources on the subject matter is briefly discussed, concluding that Girl, Woman, Other provides the reader with fundamental information concerning gender transition while Detransition, Baby would better suit...

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