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Revision of Renaissance values by Ariosto and Cervantes
Horká, Alice ; Blinková Pelánová, Eva (advisor) ; Pelán, Jiří (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the revision of Renaissance values in the works of Orlando Furioso and The Ingenious don Quixote de la Mancha. The first part is focused on the identification of contemporary Renaissance values. The main part of the thesis is devoted to the analysis of the two works mentioned above. The last part refers to the comparison of these works in the context of the laid out Renaissance values. The analysis and subsequent comparison of the two works shows that the chivalric theme, with which both authors work, changed already in the second half of the 15th century, and works that parody this genre appeared. Both authors portray realities different from the idealized world of Breton novels. The ideals are unattainable and unrealistic in both works, the characters move in a world that does not belong to them, they only live in it with a feeling of loss and alienation. At the same time, they are no longer idealized representatives of certain groups, and therefore they can make mistakes, they can behave contrary to moral principles and chivalric virtues, they also act on the basis of their inner motivations, wishes, weakness or fear. The stories of ordinary people and soldiers who solve their problems and desires also come to the foreground. We get to the essential questions of...
Through the eyes of a child. Child as a literary subject in contemporary italian prose
Přívozníková, Pavla ; Flemrová, Alice (advisor) ; Pelán, Jiří (referee) ; Čaplyginová, Olga (referee)
Key words prism of children - child protagonist - literary subject - narrator - focalizer - focalization -character - narratology - Gérard Genette - Mieke Bal - conteporary Italian prose Abstract The dissertation, titled Through the Eyes of a Child and subtitled The Child as a Literary Subject in Contemporary Italian Prose, attempts to map and describe the recurring presence of a child protagonist in contemporary Italian prose for adult readers. Drawing on the corpus of twenty novels spanning from 1997 to 2017, it shows how the prism of children manifested itself in Italian novels of that period. The thesis is divided into five chapters: theoretical, historical, analytical, synthetic, and a conclusion. The first chapter clarifies what a literary subject is, and through the prism of the narratological theory of Gérard Genette and his followers Mieke Bal and Sklomith Rimmon-Kennan, she defines three basic subject roles (narrator, focalizer, character) that a child occupies in a narrative. The second chapter shows when and how a child protagonist first made appearance in the history of Italian literature. The third chapter focuses on the narratological analysis of the novels in question, which, with the help of the theoretical terms established in the first chapter, divides them into two groups: novels with a...
The Italian Romantic Polemic
Piptová, Ivana ; Hrbata, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Pelán, Jiří (referee)
This master thesis discusses the roots, concepts and the subsequent interpretations of the so- called "romantic discussion", which took place in Italy between the years 1816-1826. Based on the overview of selected debate entries and their critical interpretations, we will try to explain the relatively scarce attention paid to the Italian romanticism by critics outside of Italy. The polemic on romanticism started with the article "On the Manner and Usefulness of Translations" by Madame de Stael, in which the author as a solution to the crisis affecting Italian literature suggested to translate more of French and German production, as it already reflected the upcoming romantic aesthetics. This modest proposal sparked a fierce debate which gradually dealt not only with the question of adopting foreign cultural impulses, but also with need to redefine the roots of Italian cultural traditions and build a modern Italian identity. The most important responses to Madame de Staël's article - written by Ludovico di Breme, Giovanni Berchet and Pietro Borsieri - are now considered "manifestos" of Italian romanticism. Unfortunately the inputs by Giacomo Leopardi and Alessandro Manzoni, even though they are considered very interesting and intellectually stimulating, cannot be considered part of the discussion as...
Political Motives in Dante's "Divina Commedia"
Szkanderova, Marie ; Pelán, Jiří (advisor) ; Žáčková, Magdalena (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to sumarize the elemets of Dante's political ideas, to order and to highlight them according to the evolution of Dante's political belief was evolving via the Divine Comedy where we can see the beggining of his political opinion, which is slowly taking form as he continues his work until the end when Dante forms his theory completely. Apart from the Divine Comedy which is the main book of this thesis we will also work with his important political treatise De Monarchia, where he gradually explains and defends his opinion. Whole thesis is divided into three key parts according to the evolution of Dante's political ideas; the city, the empire and the papacy. Each part includes brief political and historic context of the medieval Italy and then in each part we will focus on some of the important personalities. We will introduce them in short biographical openings and then with the help of Dante's references we described them, we determined his relation to these personalities and thus we stressed out their political profile and importance. At the end, we summed up the evolution of Dante's political idea and we compared it to the modern era. Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)
Sergio Atzeni: Sardinia - love, hate
Svobodová, Soňa ; Pelán, Jiří (advisor) ; Flemrová, Alice (referee)
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the contemporary Sardinian author Sergio Atzeni (1952-1995) and to carry out a detailed analyses of his four novels written between 1986 and 1995: Apologo del giudice bandito (1986), Il figlio di Bakunn (1991), Il quinto passo l'addio (1995) and Passavamo sulla terra leggeri (1996), published posthumously. In the early 1970s, after his high school and university studies, Sergio Atzeni works as a journalist for the local daily papers and magazines. He publishes prose works, short stories and poetry that clearly reveal his narrative talent. From the very beginnig of his carreer Atzeni's work is marked by his love for Sardinia which is in the centre of his attention and which makes him write about its history, folklore and people. Yet he is very much aware of the ethnic and existential unrest of his generation and of its failures which he partially shares with it. In 1987, driven also by the bitter disappointment he felt towards the Sardinians who didn't seem to appreciate him adequately, he leaves the island to travel and work in Europe and in various Italian cities, among others Torino and Milano. He settles in Sant'Ilario d'Enza and the most productive period of his life starts. He writes narrative works, translations and essays for many prestigious publishing...
Antonio Fogazzaro's Little World of the Past
Jarošková, Karolína ; Flemrová, Alice (advisor) ; Pelán, Jiří (referee)
Antonio Fogazzaro's best-known novel The Little World of the Past, which was published in 1895 and deals with the love story which takes place in the vicinity of lake Lugano in northern Italy on the background of Italian unification called Risorgimento and evolves themes of belief and of conflict of different views of life. The novel is put into the European cultural and intellectual context, in which The Decadent movement was the main stream of this period. It is concentrated on the Italian history and literary movements as well. Furthermore there is the introduction of the author - Antonio Fogazzaro, which is focused mainly on his life and works. The main part of this thesis is dedicated to the novel itself and to its analysis like plot, the characters of the protagonists and the main themes, such as the occultism, the Catholicism, the conflict between belief and reason, and the conflict between progress and tradition. In conclusion there is the summary of the observations of the analysis and estimation of the contribution of the novel to Italian society.
Carlo Goldoni and Carlo Gozzi: Controversy about Theater
Koryntová, Barbora ; Pelán, Jiří (advisor) ; Žáčková, Magdalena (referee)
The subject of this thesis is the controversy about theatre between Carlo Goldoni and Carlo Gozzi. The introductory part is directed at their biography with an emphasis on the key moments of their life. The following part closely analyses their controversy with reference to their opinions which they wrote about in their polemic works. The last part is devoted to their polemic oppositions and how they put them to practice. Key words: Italian theatre, commedia dell'arte, Carlo Gozzi, Carlo Goldoni
Comparison of Italian text and Czech translation of Věčný pekelný žalář
Jasanská, Zuzana ; Pelán, Jiří (advisor) ; Flemrová, Alice (referee)
The task of this diploma thesis is to confront the writing La prigione eterna dell'Inferno that was written by Giovanni Battista Manni with its Czech translation that was made by Václav Matěj Šteyer. This piece of writing, La prigione, was published in 1666 and the Šteyer's work in 1676. The writer Šteyer translated the text directly from the Italian one according to the fourth publication of Manni's master copy from the year 1669 because Manni changed there some passages in last two chapters and these changes are seen in the Czech version too. Neither Manni's writing was not original. He was inspired by a tract that was written by the Spanish Jesuit, Juan Eusebio Nieremberg. I observed the way how Šteyer proceeded in the translation of Manni's master copy, especially in the field of lexicon, syntax and stylistics. I also concerned how the rhetoric of Jesuit schools is presented by both authors.
Italo Svevo's novels
Sklenářová, Simona ; Pelán, Jiří (advisor) ; Flemrová, Alice (referee)
This thesis aims to introduce the Italian writer Italo Svevo and his three key novels: Una vita (A Life), Senilità (As a man grows older) and La coscienza di Zeno (Zeno's Conscience). At the beginning I briefly summarize the history of multicultural Trieste, which had considerable influence on the author and which is the setting of the three novels. The bio- bibliographical section will chronologically portray Svevo's personal and professional life and his literary and dramatic works. The connecting point of his works is "inettitudine", or indifference, ineptitude and passivity of the main characters lives. Further, one of Svevo's topics handled repeatedly is the family, relations between its individual members, love and rivalry. The work focuses on Svevo's novels. Finally, I try to compare all three works, to find differences between them and summarize the overall continuity and transformation of Svevo's heroes.
Niccolò Machiavelli and Tommaso Campanella
Šilarová, Veronika ; Pelán, Jiří (advisor) ; Žáčková, Magdalena (referee)
The aim of this work is to analyse and to confront ideas and views of Niccolò Machiavelli and Tommaso Campanella, who are both very important Italian political philosophers. The works that will be analysed are Machiavelli's political treatise Il Principe (The Prince) and Campanella's utopian treatise La città del sole (The City of the Sun). This work is divided into four chapters. First chapter is a short introduction and is followed by the focal part of the work. In the second chapter is presented Niccolò Machiavelli's life and work as well as the analyse of his views on chosen topics, which are: ideal prince, ethics and religion. In the third chapter is presented Tommaso Campanella's life, work and also analyse of his views on chosen topics. Last chapter has concluding character, confronts Machiavelli's ideas with Campanella's and points out differences and similiarities betwen both authors.

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