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Participatory creation of fictional world on the SCP Foundation forum
Manďák, Michal ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Krásová, Eva (referee)
This thesis explores the SCP Foundation internet forum, its community and work. It consists of three parts. The first part offers a description of the forum's functioning and of its content. It mainly describes its participatory model, which allows all of its users to contribute to the forum's content and to review already published texts. It also describes the strict formal requirements of the SCP articles, which make up the majority of the forum's content. The second part concerns itself with the forum's cohesion. Even though the forum's authors should be in theory working on a single fictional world, their works may contradict each other. This work explores the convergent forces inside the forum from three perspectives: the perspective of fictional worlds generated by the texts, the perspective of canon formation, and the perspective of the constitution of meaning in the texts. It suggests a conceptual cluster model for the forum's set of fictional worlds, describes the role of authorities and generic users in the formation of a dynamic canon, shows the central motivic conflict of an institution and the supernatural, and describes the possibilities of digital text. The third part of this thesis offers an analysis of one of the forum's authorial continuities, on which it demonstrates conclusions...
Enchantment of Words. The Limits of Religious Language In Poetry
Krásenská, Klára ; Krásová, Eva (advisor) ; Wiendl, Jan (referee)
The bachelor's thesis main subject is the phenomenon of empty language, especially regarding the religious discourse. Why is it possible that our language activity may seem empty, insufficient, even dead? The religious field/part of human experience appears to be particularly liable to this phenomenon. Can religious language be "not enough" for the individual transcendental experience? What is so specific about religious language demanding truth? Similar questions are also asked by poets regarding to language as such, therefore we follow both this dual line of thinking and the involvement of religious language in the language of poetry. The analogy with the poetic language appears fruitful in several aspects, which leads us to the final question: Is it language of poetry that could eventually offer a functional solution?
Style and History: Literarity of Language and its Impact on Historical Temporality
Řídký, Josef ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Růžička, Jiří (referee) ; Krásová, Eva (referee)
The goal of this work is to offer a new approach towards a literary reading of history without subordinating it to the realm of fiction, the troubling solution previous narrativist approaches resorted to. Instead, this work conceives of historical writing as a genre of its own, intertwining both explanation and narration and thus creating a distinctive aesthetic horizon or effect of reading that enriches our perception of the past. The work develops this rhetoric of history in three subsequent steps, elaborated in three different parts. The first introduces the oeuvre of Paul Ricoeur, namely his Time and Narrative, which allows us to define historical discourse as a narrative genre that represents traces of the past and, via the tools of quasi-intrigue, refigures them into the temporal categories of narrative identity and historical consciousness. As it turns out, historiography is a genre prone to represent historical time, which is the main reason why it must both narrate and explicate. The second part puts this theoretical model into practice to prove that it can be used as a method of reading historiographic texts. To demonstrate its viability, a wide variety of texts is interpreted: a postmodern historiography, positivistic texts, a big scale history, microhistories. The third part confronts...
Émile Benveniste and the role of sens
Krásová, Eva ; Bílek, Petr (advisor) ; Pešek, Ondřej Matthew (referee) ; Fulka, Josef (referee)
Eva Krásová: Émile Benveniste and the role of sens My thesis "Émile Benveniste and the role of sens" is a monographic study of the life work of Émile Benveniste (1902-1977) through the role that the concept of meaning (sens) takes in his thought. I adopt the methodology defined by K. Kœrner as "historiography of language sciences", and thus my perspective on Benveniste's work is mainly chronological and developmental. First part of the thesis concentrates on theoretical foundations of Benveniste's thought in the school of Paris (A. Meillet and M. Bréal), Prague (R. Jakobson and V. Skalička) and Copenhagen (texts around 1939). I point out the concept of language system in diachrony in A. Meillet's thinking and in Prague school and present a hypothesis about the role of Émile Bneveniste in their contact during the International congresses of linguists. This results into a description of the perspective of meaning as it was presented in Benveniste's 1962 lecture "Levels of linguistic analysis". Second part deals with Benveniste's concept linguistics of discours. First chapter explains the main concepts of Benveniste's theory of language: semiotics and semantics or the semiotical and the semantical (le/la sémiotique, sémantique), enunciation (énonciation), appropriation (appropriation) and the theory...

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