“There is a story behind everything.”

The study of Narratology encompasses the most actual trends of the modern investigation of narratives - especially in their literary theoretical, semiotic and intermedial contexts. The study focuses on the theoretical concepts which are connected with the crucial notions of narrative and narrativity and use means and strategies derived from the investigation of these notions in order to examine various narrative structures and their transformations. Thus, the study of narratology emphasizes not only the synchronicity and diachronicity of the investigation of narratives, but also views narratives from strictly intermedial and transdisciplinary perspectives.

The teachers involved in this study programs represent the top scholars in their respective disciplines in the Czech Republic and also extensively and closely cooperate with domestic and foreign scholars and institutions.

Toward the end of their study the PhD students participate in teaching courses according to their specialisation in order to gain teaching competence.

Study plans

Narratology
full-time, single-subject
Narratology
combined, single-subject

Studies

  • Objectives

    The study of Narratology encompasses the most actual trends of the modern investigation of narratives - especially in their literary theoretical, semiotic and intermedial contexts. The study focuses on the theoretical concepts which are connected with the crucial notions of narrative and narrativity and use means and strategies derived from the investigation of these notions in order to examine various narrative structures and their transformations. Thus, the study of narratology emphasizes not only the synchronicity and diachronicity of the investigation of narratives, but also views narratives from strictly intermedial and transdisciplinary perspectives.

    The teachers involved in this study programs represent the top scholars in their respective disciplines in the Czech Republic and also extensively and closely cooperate with domestic and foreign scholars and institutions.

    Toward the end of their study the PhD students participate in teaching courses according to their specialisation in order to gain teaching competence.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • understand crucial narratological concept and their development.
    • view narratology as a systematic discipline with specific developmental trends and strategies.
    • use the gained theoretical knowledge for the analyses of particular works of art.
    • view narratives and narrations in intermedial and transdisciplinary contexts.
    • analyze new concepts, critically compare them and apply them in various contexts.
    • present the results of their own research in front of the scholarly audience, including the foreign one.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates of the study programme is an expert in least one area of the modern narratological inquiry and its application. The theoretical and practical knowledge and skills gained by the students during their studie enable them not only stay in classical narratological areas and strategies but also allow them to use their knowledge in wider intermedial and intercultural kontexts.

  • Practical Training

    A stay at a foreign scholarly institution which enable the students to widen their theoretical and practical portfolios represents an obligatory part of the educational process.

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a PhD thesis ranges from 220.000 to 360.000 characters including footnotes, cover sheet, index, content, literature and annotations. A PhD thesis has a character of an independent empirical research , delivers new knowledge and impulses to the subject. At the same time, the thesis proves the erudition of the students in modern theory of narration and his familiarity with the available sources. Practical applications of theoretical concepts and strategies are recommended.

Basic information

Name
Narratology
Abbreviation
D-TVY_
Code
F004
Type
doctoral degree programme
Study Mode
full-time and combined
St. length of studies
4
Degree
Ph.D.
Language of instruction
Czech
Accreditation until
19/11/2023

Faculty of Arts
Programme guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.
Programme guarantor