Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Literary communication (author, work ? textual level, work ? thematical level)
Project IdSGS8/FF/2010
Main solverprof. PhDr. Svatava Urbanová, CSc.
Period1/2010 - 12/2010
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationResearch on the subject-object relation in literature in extra-textual, textual and thematic levels will be based on theory of communication and its methodological approaches. Various ways of relation between an author and his reader will be taken into consideration. On the one hand, they are created by a biographical author, author?s subject, narrator (or lyrical hero)? on the other hand, by a real reader, implied (or expected) reader and a fictional addresee. There is no causal relation between the given levels, but this relation can be expressed when we use the terminology of semiotics. This project plans to engage students in the effort to express typical modalities of internal author?s subject which can be seen in stressing subjective or objective vision of the world or autobiographical qualities and autostylization in his text. All these qualities will be researched in the context Czech literature of the 20th century, namely in the works of Miloš Marten ? the representative of autostylization in early Modernism? in the works of Helena Čapková ? the authoress partly hiding autobiographical qualities of her texts? Jan Skácel ? the lyrical poet presenting himself in a very open way? Jiří Šotola ? the author using numerous stylizations, including objectivization? Milan Kundera ? whose novels have aesthetical and philosophical frames and who works with hybrid modifications, especially in thematical level? and Iva Procházková, who in a very sophisticated way cooperates with implied reader, both in thematical and textual level. The students will be concentrated on writing their Ph.D. theses and their effort will be supported by academic lectures and by offering foreign inspiration to them, especially ideas from Czech, Slovak and Polish literary criticism. Analyzing separate literary works of the named authors, they will pay attention to the basic parts of the process of communication and they will publish the results of their research in conference proceedings.