Podoby české literární reportáže

Title in English The Ways of Czech Literary Reportage


Year of publication 2020
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The thesis “The Ways of Czech Literary Reportage” constitutes an attempt to map the genre of reportage in Czech literature. In the introductory part of the text, the methods of literary studies – originally conceived for analysing fictional narratives – are applied to reportage texts, with the aim of establishing whether (and to what degree) the genre of reportage fits the criteria concerned. Further on, the thesis contains profiles of key figures and phenomena in the evolution of Czech-language reportage, from the 19th century antecedence of the genre to the peak of its development in the 1930s and 1940s, following through to the 1980s. The examples featured are used to illustrate both the inspirational and the constricting influences of the literary and social developments in Czech environment on the genre of reportage. The crux of the thesis lays in its endeavour to demonstrate the manner in which the key literary figures - all considerably diverse as artistic types - reacted in their writing to both the progress and the constricted possibilities of creating reportage. The thesis emphasizes the variety and diversity of creative approaches to reportage which resulted from these circumstances.

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