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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
Lucy Kirkwood's play The Children from an Ecocritical Perspective
Hanusová, Veronika ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Chalupský, Petr (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the play The Children by a contemporary British author Lucy Kirkwood. It looks at the play from an ecocritical point of view and focuses on the way it reflects the environmental problems of today's world, especially regarding the issue of human responsibility for human-induced climate change. The theoretical part introduces key concepts such as the idea of Anthropocene and Capitalocene, their ethical implications and the idea of responsibility towards future generations. Furthermore, it briefly touches upon the biography of the author, her work, and the real-life inspiration behind The Children, the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima in Japan. The practical part interprets the play from the perspective of responsibility of one generation towards others. This thesis sees The Children as a commentary on the state of today's society and attempts to draw a parallel between the situation in the play and the current ecological crisis and climate change. KEYWORDS Lucky Kirkwood, The Children, Anthropocene, Responsibility, Future Generations, Climate Crisis
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun
Fenclová, Barbora ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the ethical dilemma of artificial intelligence as represented in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Klara and the Sun (2021). The theoretical part of the thesis delves into the topics of AI and its forms, the ethical questions arising from the existence of AI and the connection of AI and ethics with science fiction in general. The practical part of the thesis assesses Klara and the Sun with regard to the topics described. The argument of the thesis mainly focuses on the line which may be drawn between sentient AI and humanity and the ethical dilemmas raised by this notion.
Echoes of EOKA: A Literary Exploration of Simon Mawer's and Soulla Christodoulou's Cyprus
Orphanides, Tomáš ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Chalupský, Petr (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the accuracy and the manner of depiction of the period of the EOKA struggle in Cyprus in Simon Mawer's Swimming to Ithaca (2006) and Soulla Christodoulou's The Summer Will Come (2018). The theoretical part of the thesis examines the events between 1878 and 1959, a critical period in Cypriot history marked by British administrative control, substantial political transformations, and armed confrontation between the Greek Cypriots and the British. The practical part focuses on the analysis of the novels, investigating the impact of the EOKA campaign on the daily life, perspectives and the coexistence of Greek Cypriot and British communities. The thesis also explores themes related to the Greek Cypriot and British personal relationships and the Greek Cypriot experience of migration and settling in England. In conclusion, the novels are compared and contrasted based on the objectives, providing a comprehensive analysis of the literary interpretation of the period. KEY WORDS postcolonial literature, modern Cypriot history, British colonial rule, EOKA campaign, Enosis, Greek Cypriot identity, contemporary British historical fiction, Simon Mawer, Soulla Christodoulou, migration and settlement, socio-political tensions, philhellenism, colonial heritage, coexistence of...

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