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Racism in Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other
Drobiszová, Jolanta ; Chalupský, Petr (advisor) ; Topolovská, Tereza (referee)
Bernardine Evaristo's book Girl, Woman, Other follows stories of twelve mainly British women throughout the 20th and the 21st centuries. This diploma thesis explores Evaristo's portrayal of British racism in this novel, its various forms and influence on identity and life experience. The first part provides a theoretical background, which presents on the notion of race, racism and its different types, postcolonial concepts of otherness, liminality and hybridity, novel's historical context, and Bernardine Evaristo and her approach to Girl, Woman, Other. The second part analyses the particular instances of race oppression. It explores the identity struggles of Black British citizens caused by feeling of non-belonging, pressure of society, clash of cultures, internalization of racism, and African heritage. Next it deals with interpersonal racism reflected in racially biased stereotyping and prejudiced comments. The analysis further addresses the complexity of oppression and privilege and discusses how racism intersects with sexism and classism. Last it looks into institutional racism, such as lack of anti-discriminatory laws in post-World War II Britain, inequality in education, abuse of power by police, and typecasting of Black actors in theatre. KEY WORDS racism, Girl, Woman, Other, postcolonialism,...
The Depiction of Gender in Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Mládek, Pavel ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This work concerns itself with the Discworld series of the British fantasy author Terry Pratchett, and with how sex and gender are depicted in it. It mainly looks at the books Feet of Clay (1996), The Fifth Elephant (1999), Monstrous Regiment (2003), and Raising Steam (2013), which deal with these topics the most openly. It attempts to reveal whether the series presents more the view that sex and gender are tightly intertwined, or even that gender does not exist at all, so-called gender critical view, or whether gender and sex are more or less independent of each other and the characters in the series may present a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth. At the same time the work examines whether the depictions of gender evolve as the series go on or not.
The Theme of Rationality as Depicted by Yudkowsky in Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Macků, Kateřina ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This thesis aims to explore the theme of rationality as it is developed in Eliezer Yudkowsky's fan fiction series Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (2010). The theoretical part provides an introduction to the concept of fan fiction and studies its position within the contemporary literary context, introduces Eliezer Yudkowsky and his work, explores his background as a rationalist, and focuses on the topics of Bayes' Theorem, Bayesian reasoning and cognitive biases, which are incorporated into Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. The practical part then draws upon the concepts established in the theoretical part and exemplifies Yudkowsky's use of rationalist concepts, specifically as a central theme of the narrative and how it shapes the character and actions of Harry Potter and other characters. It demonstrates Yudkowsky's use of rational concepts and also evaluates how the theme of rationality adds intrigue to the plot and drives it forward. By examining key moments and characterisation throughout the narrative, the thesis then assesses the effectiveness of Yudkowsky's advocacy for rationality and the way in which rationality is portrayed. KEYWORDS Eliezer Yudkowsky, rationality, fan fiction, cognitive biases, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
LGBT+ topics as curricula in foregin language edution in the Czech schools
Polách, Dominik ; Smetáčková, Irena (advisor) ; Topolovská, Tereza (referee)
This thesis "LGBT+ topics as curricula in foreign language education in the Czech schools" deals with the issue of integrating LGBT+ and gender-related topics into foreign language teaching. This thesis builds on previous research in the field of LGBT+ in Czech schools. Through a qualitative study in the form of semi-structured interviews with foreign language teachers in Czech primary and secondary schools, answers are sought to the questions of how are LGBT+ and gender topics integrated into foreign language teaching and how are these topics dealt with in foreign language classes. Teachers' perspectives on the integration of these topics into language teaching and possible problems that may arise when integrating these topics into language teaching are also researched. It was found that in most cases these topics arise spontaneously in foreign language classes, usually from the learners' side, who find these issues present and interesting. Teachers perceive certain shortcomings in the teaching materials in terms of integrating these topics, but they find the incorporation in the curriculum sufficient in terms of the general theme of tolerance and respect. And in relation to the theme of tolerance and respect, they consider the integration of LGBT+ and gender issues into language teaching to be...
Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights Duology as a Retelling of William Shakespeare`s Romeo and Juliet
Rolencová, Vanessa ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to discuss and analyse the analogies between the play Romeo and Juliet (1597) by William Shakespeare and its retelling These Violent Delights (2020) and Our Violent Ends (2021) by Chloe Gong. It further aims to examine the aforementioned literary works in the context of identity and the aspects that constitute it. The thesis also focuses on the author's intentions and the significance of her focus in the duology under discussion. The theoretical part provides the necessary terminology and introduction to the works of both authors. It also includes a necessary introduction to the historical context of Shanghai in the late 1920s, which serves to an analysis of its depiction in Chloe Gong's work. The practical part is divided into selected influences on identity and how they shape the characters in the books. The examination focuses on the influence of family and family background, romantic relationships and the environment and place in which one grew up. KEYWORDS William Shakespeare, Chloe Gong, retelling, identity, Shanghai

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