FF FDLIAJkSKO Intermedia and Intercultural Communication
Name in Czech: Intermediální a mezikulturní komunikace
doctoral combined specialized
Included in the programme: FF D-LIAJ_ Literatures in English

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The final state exam consists of three thematic areas.

Based on the agreement with the supervisor and the commission chair, the candidate studies:
a. one topic from a specified thematic area
(e.g. intermedia studies, adaptation studies, individual media and their specificity, criticism, cultural periods, genre theory)
b. one topic from the basic methodological approaches (ethnic, gender, queer, postcolonial, regionalist etc.)
c. one topic from a chosen major cultural area (British and Irish Literature and Culture, North American Literature and Culture, Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture, Literature, and Culture of Other Anglophone Countries).

The purpose of the doctoral exam is primarily to verify that the candidate has comprehensive knowledge of the field and its current theoretical approaches.
Members of the commission focus on the candidate's ability of critical reflection and application of acquired knowledge, both with regard to their respective research area as well to the wider cultural contexts.

Requirements of the study

The specialization combines an English-American literary and cultural studies with a focus on intermedia and intercultural communication. These are studied in compulsory as well as in the specialization courses. The key components of the study requirements are related to the preparation and composition of the dissertation, which represents a comprehensive scientific publication based on original research. Compulsory student activities are formulated in an individual study plan, approved by the supervisor.

The study requirements include the following activities:
- the completion of these compulsory courses: AJ 34003 - Conference I (5 credits), AJ 34004 - Conference II (5 credits), AJ 34006 - Publications I (10 credits), AJ 34009 - language (4 credits), AJ 34030 - Source Research (10 credits), AJ 34110 - The Profession of English (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 34120 - Literary Value and Canonicity (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 34210 - Doctoral Seminar I (5 credits), AJ 34350 - Doctoral Exam (10 credits), AJ34140 Selected Chapters of Literary and Cultural Theory (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 38400 - Dissertation Prsopectus (5 credits) (Block Seminar), AJ 39400 - Dissertation Composition (25 credits), NARD50 - Methodology of Literary Science (15 credits, block seminars), and PHDZ1 - Philosophy for Doctoral Studies 1 (3x2 hours).
The compulsory subjects focused on anglophone literary studies are complemented by the course Philosophy for Doctoral Studies (PHDZ1) and one of the foreign language courses.

Furthermore it is also necessary to complete these specialization courses: AJ 34130 Constructing the Book, Reconstructing the Text (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 34160 Film Adaptation of English Speaking Countries (15 credits, 3 block seminars), CLDS_a27 Intermediality and Adaptation (15 credits, block seminars), FAVh012 Theory of Storytelling in Film (5 credits, Combined studies mode, 16 hours / semester) and ROMDJK Multilingualism and Cultural Interface (15 credits, block seminars). These subjects are shared with other literary-oriented doctoral programs from collaborating departments of the faculty.

The students gain the remaining credits by taking the elective and optional courses. These will be agreed upon with the supervisor.

Publication is understood as publishing of one's research results in a peer-reviewed academic journal.
Conference participation means active participation in a national or international conference held at an established university, predicated on a prior approval by the supervisor.
The minimum student internship/study stay abroad is one month. The recommended length of internship/study stay abroad is one semester.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Defended dissertations

The specialization combines an English-American literary and cultural studies with a focus on intermedia and intercultural communication. These are studied in compulsory as well as in the specialization courses. The key components of the study requirements are related to the preparation and composition of the dissertation, which represents a comprehensive scientific publication based on original research. Compulsory student activities are formulated in an individual study plan, approved by the supervisor.

The study requirements include the following activities:
- the completion of these compulsory courses: AJ 34003 - Conference I (5 credits), AJ 34004 - Conference II (5 credits), AJ 34006 - Publications I (10 credits), AJ 34009 - language (4 credits), AJ 34030 - Source Research (10 credits), AJ 34110 - The Profession of English (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 34120 - Literary Value and Canonicity (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 34210 - Doctoral Seminar I (5 credits), AJ 34350 - Doctoral Exam (10 credits), AJ34140 Selected Chapters of Literary and Cultural Theory (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 38400 - Dissertation Prsopectus (5 credits) (Block Seminar), AJ 39400 - Dissertation Composition (25 credits), NARD50 - Methodology of Literary Science (15 credits, block seminars), and PHDZ1 - Philosophy for Doctoral Studies 1 (3x2 hours).
The compulsory subjects focused on anglophone literary studies are complemented by the course Philosophy for Doctoral Studies (PHDZ1) and one of the foreign language courses.

Furthermore it is also necessary to complete these specialization courses: AJ 34130 Constructing the Book, Recunstructing the Text (15 credits, 5 block seminars), AJ 34160 Film Adaptation of English speaking countries (15 credits, 3 block seminars), CLDS_a27 Intermediality and Adaptation (15 credits, block seminars), FAVh012 Theory of Storytelling in Film (5 credits, Combined studies mode, 16 hours / semester) and ROMDJK Multilingualism and Cultural Interface (15 credits, block seminars). These subjects are shared with other literary-oriented doctoral programs from collaborating departments of the faculty.

The students gain the remaining credits by taking the elective and optional courses. These will be agreed upon with the supervisor.

Publication is understood as publishing of one's research results in a peer-reviewed academic journal.
Conference participation means active participation in a national or international conference held at an established university, predicated on a prior approval by the supervisor.
The minimum student internship/study stay abroad is one month. The recommended length of internship/study stay abroad is one semester.

Full-time students are also expected to be actively involved in the academic activities of the department in teaching and/or participating in joint publications and research projects. Other professional activities at the department may include, for example, editorial work, assisting with conference organization, etc.

Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ34003Conference Participation I T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 2Z
FF:AJ34004Conference Participation II T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 4Z
FF:AJ34006Publication I T. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 3Z
FF:AJ34009International Research Stay I T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 3Z
FF:AJ34010Foreign Language I J. Chamonikolasovázk 0/0/04 3Z
FF:AJ34030Research Activities T. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 1Z
FF:AJ34110The Profession of English M. Horákovázk 0/0/0 Bloková výuka.15 2P
FF:AJ34120Literary Value and Canonicity M. Kaylorzk 0/0/0 Bloková výuka.15 3P
FF:AJ34140Selected Chapters in Literary and Cultural Theory T. Pospíšilzk 0/0/015 4P
FF:AJ34210Doctoral Seminar I T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 1Z
FF:AJ34350Doctoral Exam T. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 8Z
FF:AJ38400Doctoral Dissertation Proposal T. Pospíšilz 0/0/0 Blokový seminář.5 7Z
FF:AJ39400Doctoral Dissertation T. Pospíšilz 0/0/025 8Z
FF:NARD50Methodology of literary criticism B. Fořtzk 0/0/0 blok.15 1P
FF:PHDZ1Philosophy for doctoral studies 1 J. Krobz 0/0/0 5x2 hodiny.10 1Z
154 credits

Specializační předměty

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ34130Constructing the Book, Reconstructing the Text J. Chamonikolasovázk 0/2/010 3P
FF:AJ34160Film Adaptations of English Speaking LIteratures T. Pospíšilzk 0/0/0 Bloková výuka.15 2P
FF:CLDS_a27Intermediality and adaptation P. Bubeníčekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 1P
FF:FAVh012Theory of Film Narration R. Kokešzk 2/0/0 Kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.5 --
FF:ROMDJKMultilingualism and cultural interfaces P. Kyloušekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 4P
60 credits

Elective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ34005Conference Participation III T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ34007Publication II T. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ34008Publication III T. Pospíšilz 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ34011International Research Stay II T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ34012International Research Stay III T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ34013International Research Stay IV T. Pospíšilz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ34014Textual Production T. Pospíšilz 0/0/020 --
FF:CLDS_a26Methods, analysis and interpretations Z. Fišerzk 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:NARD51Fiction and fictionality B. Fořtzk 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:NJDSL4_31Chapters from the world literature A. Urválekzk 0/0/0 blok.15 --
105 credits