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Structures and themes of Yusuf Idris' short stories
Provazníková, Adéla ; Ondráš, František (advisor) ; Oliverius, Jaroslav (referee)
This bachelor's thesis deals with the artistic development of the Egyptian writer Yusuf Idris (1927-1991). Based on the study of two short stories collections it describes the changes in his writing from the 1960s to the 1980s. To achieve this goal, the thesis uses the terminology of the theory of fictional worlds developed by Lubomír Doležel, which provides a suitable tool for the characterisation of themes and techniques in Idris' works. Starting from Idris' realistic worlds of the 1950s, the thesis tracks and explains the fundamental change that his writing later underwent. The essential socio-political context is also given. Through detailed textual analysis of selected short stories, the thesis concludes that author's fictional worlds from the 1980s are darker, more self-contained and complicated, despite of some continuity of themes and structural techniques used throughout Idris' work.
Grimdark - a study of appearance and application of a new subgenre in modern fiction
VITEK, Michal
The theme of the thesis will be grimdark, grasped as a new subgenre of fiction, mainly associated with the Warhammer 40 000 universe. The thesis will focus primarily on analyzing the question of the possibilities of meaningfully defining this subgenre, tracing the ways in which these definitions are applied towards the Warhammer 40 000 universe, and the development of features that contribute to the definition of the subgenre in the timelines of fictional worlds. With a reflection on the media in which they are presented. This issue of sub-genre definition will be set within the framework of standard aesthetic categories and narratology. Furthermore, the thesis will address the occurrence of the given subgenre features in other selected universes. Both in literary, audio, film or videogame format, with an attempt to differentiate the subgenre delineation of grimdark from other subgenres and to analyze the possibility of adding fictions not yet labeled with this term under the wing of grimdark.
The Impact and Ways of Using of Lovecraft´s Horror Patterns in Contemporary Cultural Products
VITEK, Michal
Topic of this bachelor thesis stands on cosmic horror, fantasy sub-genre created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The thesis starts with introduction with author, said horror, iconic characters, people and mediums. Most of the thesis analyzes various examples of modern production, wich are either adapting Lovecraft´s original works, are inspired by them, or are refering to them in a selected hints. Thus the reader will meet with a wide range of adaptations that are nowdays a key parts of interner, horror and fictional popculture, whereby he will be introduced to the impact and ways of using patterns of Lovecraft´s horror in contemporary cultural products.
Middle-earth versus Westeros
This work deals with two fictional universes that have left a significant mark in the canon of fantasy literature. The first is Tolkien's Middle-earth, and the second is Martin's Westeros. The work draws primarily on their novels so that we can better compare their narratological practices. For Tolkien, it is also for the reason that all the books from Middle-earth, apart from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, were published after his death, and therefore we can only speculate about the final form he would give them. From Martin's writing is fundamental for this thesis the saga A Song of Ice and Fire. As the theoretical basis of this work serves primarily the work of Seymour Chatman, Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan and Lubomír Doležel. Through their theories is taken look at both fictional worlds and gradually are shown their differences which we can notice while reading them. Especially at the level of storyteller and character type. The difference of fictional universes is also shown to us in the modal limitations to which they are subjected. We can notice the biggest differences especially in the distinction between good and evil, which is subjected to axiological limitation, and then in the deontic limitation, which presents us with the norms and rules of fictional worlds. The last part of the work is dedicated to adaptations of our novels, to the film trilogies The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson, and the TV series Game of Thrones produced by HBO and the creative duo David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Thanks to a change of medium, we came across some undescribed parts of stories that we would not otherwise notice in the literature. And we also got a glimpse of what happens to the story when we change the media. Every literary story has to go through the changes that are forced by the conversion into an audio-visual message. At the end of the thesis is raised the idea that the incomparable was compared. This is because if we were to follow the set parameters, we would necessarily have to conclude that the stories written by Tolkien are actually fairy tales for children and are communicated accordingly. In contrast, A Song of Ice and Fire is a very complicated piece that requires a more experienced reader and certainly cannot be considered as children's literature.
The Magical World of G. G. Márquez
This diploma thesis is focused on the analysis of the works of Gabriel García Márquez, which belongs to the field of magical realism. The basis of the work is to specify the features of magical realism, and one of the important texts for this part of the work is Zázračné reálno a magický realismus of Eva Lukavská. The next chapter from the theoretical part is devoted to the analysis of fiction and fictional worlds. For this chapter, I use the work of Lubomír Doležel's Heterocosmica and the book Co dělá fikci fikcí by Dorrit Cohn as a basis. A beneficial work for this diploma thesis is a biography of García Márquez by Gerald Martin. For the diploma thesis, the source of information is a complementary analysis of the works, but also partly the reason for the analysis itself. The analyzed parts are the books Sto roků samoty, Zlá hodina, Plukovníkovi nemá kdo psát and the short stories "Pohřeb Velké matky", "Oči modrého psa" a "Neuvěřitelný a tklivý příběh o bezelstné Eréndiře a její ukrutné babičce" from the Ensembles of the Same Name. The selected works were created in the first half of the author's creative period and there are intervals between them only for few years. There are similar or identical thematic elements and they could be the answer to a question that is also part of the research in this thesis, and that is the question of the compactness of the world of Gabriel García Márquez - is it one world or more? The analysis of the works forms a practical part of the work, the output of which will be elements of magical realism. The elements will also be compared and evaluated. The additional chapter of the thesis consists of a proposal to include the work of García Márquez for analysis in the field of cultural anthropology. The basic literature for this chapter is the publication of Václav Soukup.
Milan Kundera and intertextuality
Grušová, Mariana ; Charvát, Martin (advisor) ; Češka, Jakub (referee)
The diploma thesis Milan Kundera and Intertextuality deals with aspects of relations between the texts in his novels. The first part outlines the intertextuality, theory of the novel and the approaches of some literary theorists towards this issue. The second half of the thesis analyzes the intertextuality in Kundera's works in various forms, mainly based on the themes of dreams and physicality. The greatest emphasis is placed on examining the legacy of Kafka in the context of Kundera's works, particularly in the novels The Joke and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. Powered by TCPDF (
Alessandro Baricco's postmodern novels
Přívozníková, Pavla ; Flemrová, Alice (advisor) ; Pelán, Jiří (referee)
Tato diplomová práce zmapuje románovou tvorbu současného italského spisovatele Alessandra Baricca. Úvodem bude představen autor v kontextu současné italské prózy. V další části práce nastíníme charakteristiku postmoderního románu, zejména pokud jde o tříštění či dekompozici prostoru, času, příběhu a s tím související žánrovou heterogennost textu. V centrální části práce rozebereme jednotlivá díla, přičemž se budeme soustředit jak na příběh, jeho hlavní motivy a témata, tak na jeho kompozici a strukturu. Ve čtvrté kapitole využijeme dílčích analýz jako východiska ke komparativnímu přístupu k textům a pokusíme se najít společné i odlišné konstrukční principy jejich výstavby a návratná témata či motivické konstanty Bariccových próz. Závěrem zhodnotíme přínos tvorby Alessandra Baricca pro současnou italskou prózu.
Transmedial storytelling of the Star Wars fictional world
Vitoušová, Valérie ; Švelch, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Jirků, Jan (referee)
In my thesis I focus on the problematics of the transmedia storytelling which can influence the original story, even if its main aim is to elaborate that story. Innterferencies can be done on the level of the very story or on the level of the theories,, which can be applicable on it. I'm using the example of Star Wars fictional world, to which theories of Vladimir Propp, Joseph Campbell, J.R.R. Tolkien can be applied, just as the concept of mythology created by Roland Barthes. I'm going to present how transmedia storytelling influences the original story, presented mainly by the film episodes and "G-canon", on the chosen examples of Star Wars transmedia. At the same time transmedia storytelling changes the meaning of the theoretical frames named above, which can be applied to the original story. My aim is to show that the impact of transmedia is much greater that it is usually presented.
Virtual reality - aesthetic consequences
Benda, Lubor ; Zuska, Vlastimil (advisor) ; Ševčík, Miloš (referee)
In the present work we study key structural points of the theory of fictional worlds, looking for the similar points in virtual reality worlds and then experimentaly overlaying both sets. Main scope of this study is clear definition of borders between fictional and virtual worlds. At the end, we will see the main differencies as well as an common grounds of fiction and virtual reality, which will be helpful for further aesthetic studies of medium of virtual reality and its contents, the virtual reality worlds.
Art as an constitutive element of fictional worlds
Ruml, Lukáš ; Mocná, Dagmar (advisor) ; Kubíček, Tomáš (referee)
The topic of this thesis is visual art as a constitutive element of fictional worlds. The methodological basis is comparative semiotics, or more precisely intermediality research. The aim is to capture some of the possible realisations of intermedial relationships between literature and visual art. The constituent case studies are focused on the ekphrasis represented in the novel Witch Hammer by Václav Kaplický, on the transmediality as a transfer of aesthetics of one medium into another on the example of Josef Čapek's Three Proses which are traditionally perceived as cubist, and on the illustrative relationship between text and picture in František Hrubín's lyrical poems The Night of Job. The first study concerning the ekphrastic relationship confirms the ability of visual art to enrich the possibilities of literary expression thematically but also semantically through introspection into the inner lives of the characters which contributed to the overall interpretation of the work. The second study focused on the transmedia transfer in Čapek's proses does not have such an unequivocal conclusion. Given the complexity of each reader's receptive process, it is difficult to attribute the status of a literary pandanus of Cubism to the Three Proses, even with an awareness of its historical context. By...

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