FF F01501 Comparative Literature
Name in Czech: Literární komparatistika
doctoral full-time, language of instruction: Czech Czech
Included in the programme: FF D-LIKO_ Comparative Literature

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The state doctoral examination is oral and consists of a discussion on thematic areas, which the doctoral student agrees with the members of the appointed commission (each member of the commission assigns 1-2 areas) after consultation and with the consent of the supervisor and chairman of the program council. Areas are chosen on the basis of the study program and should test the doctoral student's knowledge and his ability to discuss and present his own opinions and concepts. The Commission takes the final decision by secret ballot and evaluates the results as "passed" or "failed" and complements them with marks A, B, C, D, E, F.

Requirements of the study

For access to the doctoral examination and defending the dissertation, the student must obtain a total of 240 credits, which are divided into compulsory (170 credits) and compulsory elective (total min. 70 credits) subjects, which are divided into three blocks: theoretical subjects (min. 30 credits), another world language (min. 5 credits) and elective courses (min. 30 credits).
The vast majority of partial study duties in the doctoral program are connected with the preparation and elaboration of a dissertation (under the supervision of a supervisor), which has the character of a comprehensive professional monograph based on original research.
Compulsory activities of the student are formulated in an individual study plan and in addition to general, specialized and theoretical courses include the student's own research and creative activities and its presentation (in the form of publishing and conference activities), teaching practice and study abroad.
The three compulsory subjects are focused on the student's professional training and are directly connected with the preparation of the dissertation: General Methodology, Doctoral Seminar (enrollment repeatedly in the 1st, 3rd and 5th / 7th semester) and Specialization Seminar (enrollment repeatedly in the 2nd 4th and 6th / 8th semester of study).
The student's own creative activity and its presentation and pedagogical practice (all in close connection with the topic of the prepared dissertation) are represented by compulsory subjects Publications of specialized studies, Reviews in professional periodicals, Presentation at a foreign conference, Presentation at a conference in the Czech Republic / Slovakia, Grant project and Teaching of a specialized subject (range of about 25 hours of direct teaching). General and theoretical courses are among the compulsory parts of the study - the subjects Philosophy for Doctoral Studies and Theory and History of Comparative Literature and Genology.
The compulsory part of the study (subject Foreign Study Internship I) is a stay at a foreign university or other research institution (chosen with regard to the topic of the dissertation) in the total scope of one semester (it can be realized once or in smaller periods).
Within the compulsory elective courses, the student chooses - with regard to the focus of the dissertation and after consultation with the supervisor - two courses from the block Theoretical courses, passes an exam in the second world language (chooses from French, German, Russian and Spanish) and the remaining 30 credits gets from the Elective Courses block.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Defended theses:
1. Mgr. Marcel Koman (učo 404463): Estetické a politicko-sociálne aspekty mýtu o Faidre a Hippolytovi, archiv: https://is.muni.cz/th/vhcgy

2. Mgr. Eva Niklesová (učo 282259): Lidská existence a její smysl v literatuře středoevropského prostoru, archiv: https://is.muni.cz/th/r0dfp

3. Mgr. Dagmar Vincze (učo 11318): Männlichkeitskonzepte in der Literatur von Frauen in den 1990er Jahren (1996-2000): ein vergleichende deutsch-tschechische Studie, archiv: https://is.muni.cz/th/ssta4

4. Mgr. Zénó Vernyik (učo 195584): The Representation of Urban Space in the Poetry of E. E. Cummings and the Prose of Peter Ackroyd, archiv: https://is.muni.cz/th/luh5a

5. Mgr. Tomáš Kačer (učo 13712): Noví poslové: reportáž v dramatu Toma Stopparda, Michaela Frayna a Augusta Wilsona, archiv: https://is.muni.cz/th/vj98o

Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJV_D_AEnglish for Doctoral Studies J. Lennonzk 0/0/0 individuální konzultace.5 --
FF:PHDZ1Philosophy for doctoral studies 1 J. Krobz 0/0/0 6x2 hodiny.10 --
FF:LIKOT01Theory and History of Comparative Literature and Genre Studies I. Pospíšilzk 0/0/010 1-
FF:LIKOP01General Methodology J. Dohnalz 0/0/05 2-
FF:LIKOP02Doctoral Seminar E. Krejčováz 0/0/0 3x během studia.5*3 1-
FF:LIKOP03Specialized Seminar I. Pospíšilz 0/0/0 3x během studia.5*3 2-
FF:LIKOP04Scholarly Article I. Pospíšilz 0/0/0 2x během studia.10*2 --
FF:LIKOP05Review in Scientific Journal I. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOP06Conference Paper Abroad E. Krejčováz 0/0/015 --
FF:LIKOP07Conference Paper (Conference in the Czech/Slovak Republic) E. Krejčováz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOP08Research and Study Stay Abroad I E. Krejčováz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOP09Grant Application I. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOP10Teaching a Specialized Course I. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOP11Doctoral Thesis Abstract I. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:LIKOP12Doctoral Thesis I. Pospíšilz 0/0/025 --
175 credits

Selective courses

Teoretické předměty

Minimálně 30 kreditů (tj. dva předměty).

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:LIKOT02Literary Theories and Methodologies I. Pospíšilzk 0/0/015 --
FF:LIKOT03Ancient Greek and Roman Literature I. Radovázk 0/0/015 --
FF:LIKOT04World Literature and World Literatures I. Pospíšilzk 0/0/015 --
FF:LIKOT05Theory of Culture Areas I. Pospíšilzk 0/0/015 --
60 credits

Další světový jazyk

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJV_D_FFrench for Doctoral Studies L. Václavíkzk 0/0/0 individuální konzultace.5 --
FF:CJV_D_NGerman for Doctoral Studies P. Chládkovázk 0/0/0 individuální konzultace.5 --
FF:CJV_D_RRussian for PhD Studies - C1 J. Mikešovázk 0/0/0 individuální konzultace.5 --
FF:CJV_D_SSpanish for Doctoral Studies V. De Azevedo Camachozk 0/0/0 individuální konzultace.5 --
20 credits

Výběrové předměty

Student musí získat minimálně 30 kreditů.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:LIKOV01Scholarly Article (published abroad) I. Pospíšilz 0/0/015 --
FF:LIKOV02Scholarly Article (published in the Czech Republic) I. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOV03Conference Paper E. Krejčováz 0/0/05 --
FF:LIKOV04Scientific/Literary reviewing I. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:LIKOV05Popularization activities: publishing and lecturing activities I. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:LIKOV06Research and Study Stay Abroad II E. Krejčováz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOV07Scholarly Book I. Pospíšilz 0/0/025 --
FF:LIKOV08Allocation of a Grant I. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:LIKOV09Supplementary Activity I. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
90 credits