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Mystification as a cultural and humoresque phenomenon in modern Czech literature against the background of European cultures (with special reference to Jára da Cimrman)

Warner, Ewelina (2008) Mystification as a cultural and humoresque phenomenon in modern Czech literature against the background of European cultures (with special reference to Jára da Cimrman). MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The subject matter of this dissertation is mystification in Czech literature and culture on the background of European culture. In order to define mystification, the dissertation illustrates various types of mystification from ancient times to modern day. The dissertation describes the categorisations that currently define this area of enquiry. On this background, the dissertation explores more closely the phenomenon in Czech culture, focusing on the mystified manuscripts that played a major role in the Czech national revival of the 19th Century. The major part of the dissertation, however, is an investigation of the peculiar phenomenon of Jára Cimrman. This is done by exploring the various expressions that this phenomenon has taken, ranging from theatre productions to exhibitions. Specifically, the dissertation reviews Cimrman's reception by the Czech press in recent years.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Mystification, Humoresque Phenomenon, Modern Czech Literature, Jára da Cimrman, Czech Theatre, Pataphysics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Comparative Literature
Supervisor's Name: Culik, Dr Jan
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Mrs Ewelina Warner
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-487
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:19
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/487

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