FF FDGELIkSKO Intermedia and Intercultural Communication
Name in Czech: Intermediální a mezikulturní komunikace
doctoral combined specialized
Included in the programme: FF D-GELI_ Germanic literatures

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The final exam consists of two parts. The first part consists of the exam passed by the student in the 7th semester of study (full-time). It includes questions about a general overview of the history of German-language literature (or other Germanic literature, focusing on contemporary modern literature), key literary methods, history of literary motifs, genres and themes, as well as the intermediary and intercultural aspects of the topic the doctor is engaged in in his dissertation work. The first three courses follow up on the two obligatory subjects "Spring Research and Methodology" (NJDSL4_01, NJDSL4_1), both "Doctoral Seminars" (NJDSL_1, NJDSL_2), "Methodology of Literary Sciences" (NARD50) and "Methods, Analysis and Interpretation" (CLDS_a26) that students enroll during their studies as compulsory subjects. The fourth part (intermediate and intercultural aspects of the dissertation topic) follows up the four compulsory specialization subjects: CLDS_a27 "Intermediality and Adaptation", NJDSL4_30 "Methodology of Literary and Cultural History", ROMDJK Multilingualism and Cultural Interface and AJ34140 "Selected Literature and Culture Theory". The content of these subjects is under the patronage of the four philological departments of FFMU, for whose students this specialization is determined within their literary program. Subjects are designed taking into account the current cultural-science trends of philological studies so that their structure meets the specific needs of particular doctoral specializations, without losing sight of their common transdisciplinary dimension.
The second part of the SZZ consists of a comissary defense of the dissertation, to which the student delivers the dissertation thesis and its theses to the opponents and members of the commission.

Requirements of the study

The key components of study duties in the doctoral program are related to the preparation and processing of the dissertation, which represents a comprehensive scientific publication based on original research.
The obligatory activities of the student are formulated in an individual study plan: In addition to the obligatory courses, they include their own creative activities and their presentation - active participation in at least two professional conferences and the publication of at least one study in a professional periodical.
A study stay at a foreign university or other research institution chosen with regard to the dissertation theme is recommended as part of the study and allows for consultation with foreign experts and the search of the current secondary literature (at least one month). This study stay may be replaced by another subject in exceptional and justified cases (eg family reasons) in agreement with the supervisor and the commission. The foreign internship may be attended repeatedly.
Compulsory subjects of doctoral studies include four types of subjects.
Subjects directly related to full-time studies, such as Thesis (NJDSL4_20), Doctoral Exam (NJDSL4_21) and Doctoral Work (NJDSL4_22).
Other types of subjects are the Specialized Publications (NJDSL_41), the Expert Report - Conference (NJDSL411) and the Foreign Internship (NJDSL412). In addition to journal or college studies, the subject can also be accepted in the subject NJDSL_41, even if the doctoral student issues a lecture paper from the lecture cycle NJII_23 "Literary themes and motives - selective lecture", which is held in the autumn semester. All these subjects can be written repeatedly, as they form the backbone of the professionally creative work of doctoral students.
The third type of course is called "Spring Research and Methodology" (NJDSL4_01, NJDSL4_1) and both "Doctoral Seminars" (NJDSL_1, NJDSL_2). Their content is related to the lectures for the students in the Master's cycle. The subject "Source research and methodology I" is conditioned by participation in course NJII_252 "Methods and Approaches of Modern Literary Science" or its analogy in another Germanic language. The subject "Source research and methodology II" is conditioned by the lecture given by the doctoral student at the course NJII_252 "Methods and Approaches of Modern Literary Science"
or its analogy in another Germanic language. Doctoral Seminars "(NJDSL_1, NJDSL_2) have similar conditions: one day to attend NJII_25" Determining Trends of Contemporary Literature "
or its analogy in another Germanic language and take it once, the course always takes place in the spring semester.
The fourth type of courses consists of "Methodology, Analysis and Interpretation" (CLDS_a26), the Methodology of Literary Sciences (NARD50), in which UGNN lecturers participate with the institutes of Romance, English, General Linguistics and Czech Literature.

Mandatory specialization subjects are four: CLDS_a27 "Intermediation and Adaptation", NJDSL4_30 "Methodology of Literary and Cultural History", ROMDJK Multilingualism and Cultural Interface and AJ34140 "Selected Literature and Culture Theory". Subjects are designed taking into account the current cultural-science trends of philological studies so that their structure meets the specific needs of particular doctoral specializations, without losing sight of their common transdisciplinary dimension. By completing these courses, the PhD student will have an understanding of the inter-cultural and intercultural (ie cultural) challenges faced by national philology.
The remaining number of credits (30) are optional subjects from the UGNN and other philological workplaces.

Suggestion of theses topics and the topics of defended theses

Botho Strauß im Zusammenhang der Konservatismus-Debatte
Internationalismus der Dichter: Einblicke in Reiner Kunzes und Jan Skácels literarische Wechselbeziehungen mit einigen Bezügen zur Weltliteratur
E. Hadina - zum literarischen Leben in der Provinz
Deutschsprachiger Universitätsroman
Biblische Intertextualität in deutschsprachiger Gegenwartsliteratur
G. List in Brünn
Roman im Roman in der Gegenwart
Poetik W.G. Sebalds
L. Bärfuss - Drama und Prosa
Between translation and adaptation. Critical analysis of translations of Dutch novels into Czech and German in the first half of the 20th century
Cosmopolitism of Moravian German Literature - case study
Linke Arbeiterliteratur um 1900
L. Eitinger and Czech Republic


Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CLDS_a26Methods, analysis and interpretations Z. Fišerzk 0/0/0 blok.15 2-
FF:NARD50Methodology of literary criticism B. Fořtzk 0/0/0 blok.15 1-
FF:NJDSL41Publication A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.10 1-
FF:NJDSL411Journal Article A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.5 3-
FF:NJDSL412Foreign internship A. Urválekz 0/0/0 Minimální trvání stáže je 1 měsíc.5 3-
FF:NJDSL4_01Arts of the scientific working I A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.10 1-
FF:NJDSL4_1Arts of the scientific working I A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.5 2-
FF:NJDSL4_20Summary of the Thesis A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.5 8-
FF:NJDSL4_21Doctoral Thesis A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.25 8-
FF:NJDSL4_22Exam A. Urválekzk 0/0/0 blok.10 7-
FF:NJDSL_1Seminar - PGS - German Literature I A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.5 1-
FF:NJDSL_2Seminar - PGS - German Literature I A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.10 2-
FF:PHDZ1Philosophy for doctoral studies 1 J. Krobz 0/0/0 5x2 hodiny.5 1-
FF:PHDZ2Philosophy for doctoral studies 2 J. Krobk 0/0/0 3x2 hodiny za semestr.5 2-
130 credits

Povinné předměty - cizí jazyk

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJV_D_AEnglish for Doctoral Studies J. Lennonzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_FFrench for Doctoral Studies L. Václavíkzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_RRussian for PhD Studies - C1 M. Ševečkovázk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_SSpanish for Doctoral Studies V. De Azevedo Camachozk 0/0/05 --
FF:NJDS_CJForeign Language - DS J. Maláz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
25 credits

Povinné specializační předměty

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ34140Selected Chapters in Literary and Cultural Theory T. Pospíšilzk 0/0/0 Bloková výuka.15 2-
FF:CLDS_a27Intermediality and adaptation P. Bubeníčekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 3-
FF:NJDSL4_30Methodology of Literary and Cultural History A. Urválekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 5-
FF:ROMDJKMultilingualism and cultural interfaces P. Kyloušekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 6-
60 credits

Optional courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ34120Literary Value and Canonicity M. Kaylorzk 0/0/0 Bloková výuka.15 --
FF:AJ34160Film Adaptations of English Speaking LIteratures T. Pospíšilzk 0/0/0 Bloková výuka.15 --
FF:CLDS_a28Theories of Translation for PhD I Z. Fišerzk 0/2/0 blok.15 --
FF:NARD51Fiction and fictionality B. Fořtzk 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:NJDSL41Publication A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.10 --
FF:NJDSL411Journal Article A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
FF:NJDSL412Foreign internship A. Urválekz 0/0/0 Minimální trvání stáže je 1 měsíc.5 --
FF:NJDSL4_10Working with the Text I A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.20 --
FF:NJDSL4_11Working with the Text II A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.20 --
FF:NJDSL4_31Chapters from the world literature A. Urválekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:NJDSL4_50Other Activities A. Urválekz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
140 credits