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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.
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...
Stereotypes of interpretation of the Protectorate in contemporary film production
Stiburková, Anna ; Jirák, Jan (advisor) ; Bednařík, Petr (referee)
The diploma thesis Stereotypes of representation of the Protectorate period in Contemporary Film Creation focuses on the examination of stereotypical depictions of fictional worlds determined by a historical model in film production thematically situated in the period of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The subject of the research is mainly gender stereotypes of fictional characters and stereotyping of the fictional environment on the example of costumes, masks, period props, musical accompaniment and other elements of narration. The theoretical framework of the work is based primarily on the findings presented in the Introduction to the Semantics of Fictional Worlds by Bohumil Fořt and by Narrative Ways in Czech Literature by Lubomír Doležel. The knowledge of stereotyping theory is drawn from Nick Lacey's Image and Representation: Key Concepts in Media Studies and Pierre Sorlin's Europian Cinemas, Europian Societies 1939-1990. To obtain the necessary information about filmmaking, the publications of Radomír D. Kokeš, The Analysis of Film and David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, The Art of Film: An Introduction to the Study of Form and Style, were used. The research sample on which this tendency is presented is the Czech war drama Operation Silver A, which depicts the everyday reality of...
Milan Kundera and intertextuality
Grušová, Mariana ; Charvát, Martin (advisor) ; Češka, Jakub (referee)
Thesis Intertextuality in the work of Milan Kundera deals with intertextuality facets in his novels theoretically and practically. This work deals with the text and the relations between one and other - with intertextuality and with novel genre theories. I work with four important theorist, Michail Bachtin, Julia Kristeva, Gerard Genette and Roland Barthes. I examine their concepts of polyphony or Socratic dialogue and apply them on Kundera. Practical part explores Milan Kundera, intertextuality relation of his work his novelistic and theoretical approaches. Powered by TCPDF (
Antiutopia in Japanese Anime: An Analysis of the Ideological Structures in the Fictional World of the Movie The Sky Crawlers
Brinda, Antonín ; Svatoňová, Kateřina (advisor) ; Španihelová, Magda (referee)
Antiutopie v japonském anime: Analýza ideologických struktur ve fikčním světě filmu Nebeští jezdci Antiutopia in Japanese Anime: An Analysis of the Ideological Structures in the Fictional World of the Movie The Sky Crawlers Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra filmových studií Bakalářská práce Řešitel: Bc. Antonín Brinda Vedoucí práce: PhDr. Kateřina Svatoňová, PhD. Abstract (in English) The aim of this bachelor thesis is to analyse Japanese antiutopic animated movie The Sky Crawlers directed by Mamoru Oshii. The work tries to research the ideological structuring of this film's fictional world. The ideological background of the movie is analysed using Louis Pierre Althusser's ideology criticism together with Lubomír Doležel's fictional worlds theory. We combine these (structuralistic) tools to examine the impact of ideology in the movie as a whole. Design of this picture is examined in relation to its antiutopic genre. That is why we put emphasis on the picture's wider (anti)utopic/dystopic context. For a better understanding of the genre we define two antiutopic conditions which serve to make its definition clear. The neoformalistic theory as formulated by Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell is used as a complement to the approaches mentioned above. The theory is used to analyse the...
Weapons of Mass Equivocation: Contradictory Coordinates of Postwar Anti-Communist Cycle
Mišúr, Martin ; Hanáková, Petra (advisor) ; Bláhová, Jindřiška (referee)
The aim of this master's thesis is to define and analyse the anti-Communist cycle: a group of several dozen feature films, which were produced in the United States since the late forties until the end of the fifties. The thesis adopts a critical approach to the current research on the cycle; it considers that scholars have not taken into account much of the relevant context and have described the cycle only as a reflection of some social phenomena. This project enriches the debate by considering the plurality of differently motivated participants. In addition to shifts in the society as a whole, the emphasis is put on the interests of both the film industry and ones, who expressed their disagreement with the dominant form of anti-Communism, but not with the anti-Communism itself. The anti-Communist cycle is thus presented as a dynamic group of various films in terms of ideas, style or genres; among these films a discreet tension was created. This general hypothesis is tested by three extensive chapters. The first chapter deals with the context and defines the role of all participants. It is divided into two parts: (a) the historical context, (b) the context of the film industry. The second chapter summarizes the long continuity of production of anti-Communist films in the United States; then it...

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