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The tradition and function of German bursenschafts in the 21st century - Frankonia zu Heidelberg
Solanes, Damián ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Broukalová, Jindra (referee)
ANGLICKY The aim of this thesis is to introduce the reader to the concept of German student fraternities, specifically the German bursenschafts. In the first part, the focus will be on the history of the bursenschaft and its role in the past, the history of the bursenschaft Frankonia zu Heidelberg is described in more detail. In the second part, the traditions and functioning of the bursenschafts today are described. The third part of the thesis, the practical part, analyses the perspectives of the current active and inactive members of the Heidelberg Bursenschaft Frankonia zu Heidelberg. The thesis tries to compare the differences between the fraternities in the past and the present and to ascertain their role in the life of a student who is or was a member of a student fraternity.
Charles Lewinsky: Gerron (2011). The Swiss Contribution to Holocaust Literature
Lacinová, Ludmila ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Glosíková, Viera (referee)
This master's thesis aims to analyze the biographical novel Gerron and the Nazi propaganda film about "the happy life of Jews in the ghetto," in whose production the protagonist of the said novel participated, and to provide a closer look at the period of the Third Reich and the atrocious Holocaust through the example of the Terezín ghetto, where both the biographical novel and the Nazi propaganda film are set. Charles Lewinsky's biographical novel Gerron from 2011, which was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize, combines a factual and a fictional biography of the famous German actor and director of Jewish descent Kurt Gerron, who was chosen in 1944 as a prisoner in the Terezín ghetto to write the screenplay for and then to direct a Nazi propaganda film depicting "the happy life of Jews in the Terezín ghetto." That is why this master's thesis consisting of five chapters deals in the individual chapters with 1) factual and fictional (artistically rendered) biography and their differences; 2) basic information about the life and work of the writer Charles Lewinsky; 3) a sketch of the period of the Third Reich and the atrocious Holocaust based on the example of the Terezín ghetto; 4) the constellation and characterization of the literary characters in relation to the moral conflict which the text...
The Theme of Solidarity in the Novels "The Seventh Cross" (Das siebte Kreuz) by Anna Seghers and "Spark of Life" (Der Funke Leben) by Erich Maria Remarque
Lipárová, Aneta ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Glosíková, Viera (referee)
The presented thesis deals with the topic of the war and concentration camps in the novels Das siebte Kreuz (in English The seventh Cross) by Anna Seghers and Der Funke Leben (in English Spark of Life) by Erich Maria Remarque with a special focus on the topic of solidarity. At first, the thesis examines the literary-historical context, specifically German literature in the time of fascism and the reflection of Nazi tyranny in German literature. The thesis further examines the lives of both authors and analyses their works in terms of circumstances of their origin, plot, the characteristics of the characters, the individual motives of the novels and the topic of solidarity. The solidarity in the novels is the main theme of this thesis and on the basis of that the two works are compared. Using specific excerpts from both novels, the thesis analyses the theme of solidarity in relation to the individual characters and the time-space of the plot. The last part of this thesis deals with the didactic potential of these publications. The subject of this part is the use of specific excerpts from the novels concerning various issues related to the domination of the National Socialists in Germany between 1933 and 1945, especially in the teaching of the German language, as well as in other primary and...
Prague and Women in Paul Leppin's Novel "Severin's Journey into the Dark"
Czielová, Simona ; Hadwiger, Julia Nina Vanessa (advisor) ; Tvrdík, Milan (referee)
(in English) This thesis deals with the way female characters are portrayed in Paul Leppin's Novel Severin's Journey into the Dark (Severins Gang in die Finsternis, 1914). After the author and his work are shortly introduced, the female characters of the novel are being analysed. Their qualities and their roles and positions in society as well as their relationship to the main male character are being compared to the period scientific papers (mostly psychological and psychiatric works). These influenced the whole society at the beginning of the 20th century and thereby helped to determinate the trends in literature. A part of the thesis also deals with an anthropomorphised picture of Prague. The analysis of the novel should give an answer to the question how much individuality female characters posses and how much the social and psychological premises of turn of the century influenced them.
The Characters of Children at the Work of Adalbert Stifter
Petrusová, Kateřina ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Zbytovský, Štěpán (referee)
Petrusová, Kateřina (2011): The Characters of Children at the Work of Adalbert Stifter. Prague: Institute of Germanic Studies, Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. This thesis deals with the role of children at the work of Adalbert Stifter, an Austrian author of the first half of the 19th century, born in Horni Plana (Oberplan) in Southern Bohemia. Adalbert Stifter was not just a writer and a painter but also a pedagogue (he worked as a supervisor of elementary schools for Upper Austria). All these activities, in association with his life experience and personal problems, were reflected in his literary work. I mainly focus on his three works: collections Studies (Studien), Colored Stones (Bunte Steine) and the novel (Bildungsroman) Indian Summer (Der Nachsommer). Childhood already appears in his early work, considered as a period of human development (Menschenwerdung). In Stifter's later stories, for example in his collection Bunte Steine, the characters of children are at the forefront: they are always confronted with the adult world and especially with the powerful laws of nature. This relationship is formulated in the foreword to this collection in the form of Stifter's gentle law (das sanfte Gesetz). The whole concept of the child is completed in the novel Der Nachsommer, where a...
Gustav Leutelt, a poet of the Jizera Mountains
Štefková, Michaela ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Weinberg, Manfred (referee)
Keywords: regional literature, legends, autobiographical prose literature, fiction, short stories, novellas, literary creation, aesthetics of nature Abstract: The subject of this thesis is a life and writing of the Gustav Leutelt, one of the lesser known German writing authors of Bohemia from the turn of the 20th century. Special attention is paid on describing the Jizera Mountains that play a pivotal role in his creation. The first chapter formulates the subject matter and establishes the goals of the thesis. The second chapter takes a brief look at the Leutelt's life and his writing. The third chapter covers introduction of specific works from three main areas of his art, which were fictional prose, legends and natural works. The final chapter summarizes the results and insights of the thesis.
The picture of the GDR in German prose after 1989
Běličová, Alžběta ; Weinberg, Manfred (advisor) ; Tvrdík, Milan (referee)
The work deals with pictures of GDR in German prose written after 1989 by authors coming from GDR and born after 1960. Literary pictures of GDR could be perceived as reflections of memories of individuals or as fictional images of this country. These pictures can't be compared with analyses researched by historians. The main aim is to show how these pictures create the collective memory of this state and how can the collective memory influences picture of GDR, that plays dominant role in today's German society. The case study compares nine literary texts and shows different aspects of reality of life in GDR. Humour and nostalgia were used as an important part of this picture. The comparison includes parallels and differences, in picturing this country, used by two last generations of authors in GDR.
Thomas Brussig and the literature of the time of change ("Wendezeit")
Jahodová, Miroslava ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Stromšík, Jiří (referee)
Cílem mé diplomové práce bylo charakterizovat dílo spisovatele Thomase Brussiga. Analyzovala jsem autorovu prózu vzniklou v rozmezí let 1989-1995, a to nejen v souvislosti s jeho životem, ale také v kontextu doby, v níž díla vznikla. Historické pozadí se jeví pro Brussigovu tvorbu jako zásadní a pochopení některých dobových souvislostí je základním předpokladem pro pochopení celého autorova díla. Doba je totiž nejen pozadím popisovaných příběhů - její kritika, ba dokonce pouhá charakteristika se stávají tématem Brussigových knih. Pro literární vědu je zajímavým příkladem zúčtování s kontroverzní spisovatelkou Christou Wolfovou, jejíž povídka Was bleibt1 vyvolala bouřlivé reakce osobností německé kulturní sféry. V románu Helden wie l-Fir 2 Brussig tuto autorku podrobuje zdrcující kritice, a to kritice sice ne vždy zcela přímé, ale přesto naprosto jednoznačné. Ve snaze o zachycení důvodů a okolností, které s touto kritikou souvisejí, jsem do své práce zařadila stručnou charakteristiku literárních a historických diskuzí, jež jsou důkazem neklidné atmosféry postsocialistického Německa, stejně jako Německa znovusjednoceného. Důležitou součástí teoretické části práce je přehled některých děl, která vznikla po roce 1989 a která dokumentují vývoj prózy, poezie a dramatu v době politických změn. Pokouším se...
The comparison of Grillparzer's and Horn's King Ottokar and the response of Czech cultural public to both plays
Mišoňová, Anežka ; Tvrdík, Milan (advisor) ; Zbytovský, Štěpán (referee)
This dissertation commences with a short overview of German and Czech poetry, drama and fiction on the Bohemian King Přemysl Ottokar II. The second chapter discusses the times in which the tragedy König Ottokars Glück und Ende by Franz Grillparzer was written, and the circumstances of its creation - including information on censorship, critical reaction by Czechs in Vienna, Grillparzer's relation to the Bohemians as well as a description of his stays in Moravia and Prague. The third chapter is concerned with the life of Uffo Daniel Horn, particularly with his political engagement with the revolution of 1848 and with changes in his relation to the Czech nation before and after the revolution. The fourth chapter offers comparisons of Horn's two versions of König Otakar, and of Grillparzer's and Horn's plays - in the light of their construction, action, protagonists and their characteristics. The final chapter deals with the responses of the Czech cultural public, in chronological order.

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