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To Be Continued: Fictional Worlds of TV Series
MAREŠOVÁ, Jana
This thesis entitled "To Be Continued: Fictional Worlds of TV Series" is focused on television series from the perspective of narratology and the theory of fictional worlds. The thesis deals with the concept of the series and its components, with which its creators work. An important part of the thesis is the concept of the fictional world and its construction. The connection of individual episodes of the series differs. It depends on the type of seriality that is used for the series. The text works with many television series of the past and present, with which the individual types of seriality are defined. Like any narrative, the serial consists of individual narrative components, such as a story, individual events, a narrator or characters. What is the difference in series as opposed to the film is shown in examples of various specific fiction series. TV series work with the story to continue in various forms. The thesis deals with series of various genres, lengths and origins. We will also read how the events of the series can be influenced by the viewer himself. This thesis also reflects the changes in seriality today's online world. It mentions the various advantages and disadvantages that we may encounter in today's Internet.
Middle-earth versus Westeros
OPATRNÁ, Lenka
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.
RPG as a narrative medium
Slavík, Petr ; Švelch, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Hrdina, Matouš (referee)
This bachelor's thesis deals with narrative in video games, specifically in RPGs and its "hybrids". Theoretical part presents selected concepts of game studies and narratology, which are used as a base for a possible method of analysis in the practical part of this paper. This method is demonstrated using four examples to form four short case studies.
Characters in Jáchym Topol's Works
Vytiska, Vojtěch ; Kubíček, Tomáš (advisor) ; Peterka, Josef (referee)
The bachelor's thesis deals with narratology analysis of fictional world of early Jáchym Topol's works: Výlet k nádražní hale and Sestra. The thesis focuses on system of characters. The method of analysis of narrative modalities exposes complex fictional world. The work deals with the narrator and his reliability in the fictional world. The last chapter describes the system of characters and proposes the typology of characters for Topol's fictional world.
Narrative strategies in Japanese detective prose from 60s to 80s of the 20th Century
Cima, Anna ; Tirala, Martin (advisor) ; Weber, Michael (referee)
(anglicky): In this thesis, two representative works of two post-war schools of Japanese detective fiction are analysed based on the knowledge of modern narratology. Two mentioned schools are so called social school of detective fiction (shakaiha 社会派), which appeared at the beginning of 60ties, and new authentic school of detective fiction (shin honkakuha 新本格派), which appeared at the beginning of 80ties. This thesis focuses on a theoretical understanding of the term "detective fiction", it describes the development of the detective genre in post-war Japan while focusing on the debates on "authentic" and "inauthentic" detective fiction and describes typical features of two previously mentioned schools. The by using a theoretical apparat suitable for analysing works of very schematic detective genre, two works - Points and lines (Ten to sen 点と線, 1958) written by Matsumoto Seichō 松本清張 (1909-1992) and Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Senseijutu satsujin jiken 占星術殺人事件, 1981) written by Shimada Sōji 島田荘司 (1948 - ) - are analysed. Analyses focus on composition schemes of both works and on the example translated from original works, existence or absence of elements typical for both schools are demonstrated while a different usage of these elements is showed.
Metamorphoses of Narrator in Novels of Jaromír John
Kleňha, Petr ; Mravcová, Marie (advisor) ; Holý, Jiří (referee)
Metamorphoses of Narrator in Novels of Jaromír John This diploma paper focuses on the function of the narrator and his various forms in John's prosaic work. It deals with the issue of the construction of the fictional world and how the narrator influences the reader's understanding of the described events. Primarily, we try to compare the narrative categories of the main contemporary concepts as influenced by Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Franz Stanzel and Lubomír Doležel. It is our terminology base. Theoretical understanding of the narrator is the basis for the analysis of John's fiction from the aspect of narrative types applied to a selected sample of author's works: the anthology of the tales with war theme Večery na slamníku, novels Moudrý Engelbert, Výbušný zlotvor, Pampovánek, Honda Cibulků; marginally Estét and other works. Concurrently this work aims to describe construction methods that are typical for John's creative style - it is mainly the use of irony, the principle of collage and documentary elements. It shows that the author's work at that time belonged to the experimental stream of Czech prose. Also, we observe the relationship between author's prose work and his aesthetic concept. We hope that we were able to, at least partially, explain the literary style of Jaromir John. His importance and...
The Narratological Analysis of Novel King Rat by China Miéville
Bečan, Martin ; Charvát, Martin (advisor) ; Češka, Jakub (referee)
This thesis deals with the analysis of the British author's China Miéville's literary debut King Rat. For the analysis, I used especially semiotically/semiologically oriented narratology, the thesis therefore draws especially from the methods used in Roland Barthese's, Tzvetan Todorov's and Lubomír Doležel's works. It also uses methods of Gérard Genette, Seymour Chatman and Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan. I analysed categories from the domain of narratology, specifically: the narrator, story, characters, space (surroundings) and the time.
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.

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