ESB122 Semantics and Pragmatics of the Art-Works: Case Studies

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Magdalena Krejčí (lecturer)
Mgr. MgA. Martin Maryška (lecturer)
Mgr. Samuel Tarageľ (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Tue 18:00–19:40 C31
Course requires no pre-requisites. It is optional. It introduces into theory of communication and to the theory of art.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course introduces into the theory of communication and the theory of art; what is the difference between the meaning of a work of art and its "usage" in the broad sense. Examples are taken from the realm of theatre, plastic arts, and design.
Learning outcomes
A graduate will be able to apply concepts as: -denotation -connotation -semantic nest -pragmatic approach - three intentions etc.
  • Basic terms: Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Ontology
  • Interpretation
  • Intentionality
  • Rhetorics
  • Persuasive function
  • Communication
  • Ostension
    recommended literature
  • GOODMAN, Nelson. Jazyky umění: nástin teorie symbolů. Praha: Academia, 2007
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Ivo. Mnoho povyku pro sémiotiku : ne zcela úspěšný pokus o encyklopedické heslo sémiotika divadla. [Brno]: G hudba a divadlo, 1992. 223 s. ISBN 8090111203. info
  • MORRIS, Charles W. (Charles Will. Lingvistické čítanky. [Sv.] 1, Sémiotika, Sv. 2. Edited by Ladislav Nebeský. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1970. 136 s. info
  • ARISTOTELES, 384-322 př.Kr. Rétorika : nauka o řečnictví a slohu. Translated by Antonín Kříž. V Praze: Jan Laichter, 1948. info
Teaching methods
Lecturing and discussions.
Assessment methods
Colloquium and discussions.
Language of instruction
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