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“Your Goal Is Your Starting Place:” The Transformative Forces of the Road in the Novels of Jack Kerouac.
Název práce v češtině: "Tvůj cíl je tam, odkud jsi vyšel": Transformativní význam motivu cesty v románech Jacka Kerouaca
Název v anglickém jazyce: “Your Goal Is Your Starting Place:” The Transformative Forces of the Road in the Novels of Jack Kerouac.
Klíčová slova: mobilita|cesta|Jack Kerouac|Beat Generation|americká literatura|identita|cestopis|transformace|osvobození|duchovní pátrání|společenský protest|Západ
Klíčová slova anglicky: mobility|journey|road|Jack Kerouac|Beat Generation|American literature|identity|travel literature|transformation|liberation|spiritual quest|social prostest|West
Akademický rok vypsání: 2017/2018
Typ práce: diplomová práce
Jazyk práce: angličtina
Ústav: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Vedoucí / školitel: Mgr. Petr Onufer, Ph.D.
Řešitel: skrytý - zadáno a potvrzeno stud. odd.
Datum přihlášení: 29.11.2017
Datum zadání: 29.11.2017
Schválení administrátorem: zatím neschvalováno
Datum potvrzení stud. oddělením: 06.12.2017
Datum a čas obhajoby: 10.09.2019 00:00
Datum odevzdání elektronické podoby:19.08.2019
Datum proběhlé obhajoby: 10.09.2019
Odevzdaná/finalizovaná: odevzdaná studentem a finalizovaná
Oponenti: PhDr. Hana Ulmanová, Ph.D.
Zásady pro vypracování
Zásady pro vypracování (anotace):
Jack Kerouac and other Beat Generation authors explored in their fiction themes that deeply influenced American culture and politics. While their beliefs were often at variance with the basic assumptions of the American society, their works were concerned with a number of traditional subjects, such as individual freedom, spiritual liberation, and self-knowledge. The members of the Beat Generation pursued these values in various ways – through drugs, in literature, or on the road. Especially in the novels of Jack Kerouac, the image of the road constitutes both the main theme and the basis of meaning. The present study explores the development of this motif in his works, as well as its manifestation in Kerouac’s life and thinking. As a traditional component of literary works, the road is dealt with in both its physical and spiritual sense, through its influence on the body and the mind of the characters. Furthermore, the road is perceived as a means of self-discovery, liberation and transformation, not only of the protagonists of Kerouac’s works, but also the author himself and his attitude to American society. While the theoretical part of the thesis provides a brief introduction to the basic notions of the Beat Generation and the role of the road in their theory and writing, as well as in the history of American literature as such, the practical part analyzes Kerouac’s novels in the light of his association with this movement and in terms of his individual artistic persona.
Seznam odborné literatury
Seznam odborné literatury:
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