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Latest Issue of Litteraria Pragensia

Irish-Language and Scottish Gaelic Literatures: A Global Context, ed. Radvan Markus & Petra Johana Poncarová

Irish-Language and Scottish Gaelic Literatures: A Global Context

English & French Studies Library Job

deadline for applications: 31 August

BA timetable

Winter Term 2018/2019

MA timetable

Winter Term 2018/2019

LIBRARIES CLOSED THIS SUMMER

2 July - 31 August

FINAL EXAMS SEPTEMBER

September 2018

EXAM CALENDAR

Summer & September 2018

21 May - 30 June

1-14 September

Book Donation - The Bell

A valuable collection donated to the Centre for Irish Studies.

 

Welcome to the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

English and American literature ranks among long-established disciplines at the Faculty of Arts: its origins can be traced back to the 1880s. International recognition came in the 1920s with the development of the Prague School of Structuralism. In the present day, the Department combines this heritage and traditional literary historiography with contemporary theoretical approaches utilised in an interdisciplinary context.

Our study programmes in Anglophone literatures and cultures feature courses covering eras from the Middle Ages to the present and a wide range of scholarly projects and activities. Members of the Department specialise in fields as diverse as Shakespeare studies and translation, Romanticism, contemporary poetics, modernism, critical and cultural theory, drama and performance studies, or Irish studies. For more detailed information on our research, teaching and activities please see the profiles of individual Sections and Centres (links in the right-hand column). 

We promote the rigorous study of English-language literatures and cultures along with a commitment to developing advanced skills in writing, analysis and critical thinking among students at BA, MA and PhD levels. Consequently, we welcome students who are intellectually curious, have strong linguistic skills and are keen to engage with the richly varied literatures and cultures in the Anglophone world. We aim to provide students with a challenging, but stimulating and enjoyable environment for learning and development. Lectures and seminars are complemented by regular guest speakers, special workshops and colloquia, study abroad programmes, as well as literary and artistic events.

The Department has hosted various major conferences including the European Association for American Studies conference (2004), the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference (2005), the Prague School and Theories of Structure conference (2007), the International James Joyce Symposium (2010) and the World Shakespeare Congress (2011).

We have been the proud hosts of talks and readings by writers from around the world such as Joseph Heller, Seamus Heaney, Muriel Spark, John Tranter, Derek Mahon, Janet Turner-Hospital, David Lodge, Michael Longley, Gail Jones, Tom McCarthy and Medbh McGuckian.

We have also received a wide variety of guest lecturers including Wolfgang Iser, J. Hillis Miller, Sacvan Bercovitch, Derek Attridge, Robert J.C. Young, Carlo Ginzburg, R.F. Foster, Luke Gibbons, Jerome McGann, Christoph Bode, Aleks Sierz, Murray Pittock, Christopher Innes, Bonnie Kime Scott, Elisabeth Archibald, Edna Longley, Joep Leerssen, Margaret Kelleher, Patricia Coughlan, Claire Connolly, Michael Cronin, David Cowart, Margery Palmer McCulloch, Hugh J. Silverman, Matthew Roudané, Declan Kiberd and David Duff.

We participate actively in the Erasmus+ programme, with links to universities in Budapest, Brighton, Canterbury, Dublin, Durham, Edinburgh, Galway, Geneva, Lausanne, Leicester, Leuven, Limerick, Ljubljana, Louvain, Málaga, Manchester, Nicosia, Oslo, Paris, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Stirling, Strathclyde and Winchester, while students also have the opportunity to apply to study in the USA and Canada. Visiting students come to us from all around the globe including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Spain, France, Denmark and Austria.