Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory

Louis Armand, B.A. (Hons.) (UNE), Ph.D. (Prague)

Prof. PhDr. Martin Procházka, CSc. (Prague); doc. Clare Wallace, B.A. (Hons.) (TCD), M.A. (UCD), Ph.D. (Prague); Erik Roraback, D.Phil. (Oxon), David Vichnar, Ph.D. (Prague&Sorbonne)

Research Assistant
Olga Pekova, MA (Prague)

Adjunct Members
Darren Tofts (Swinburne); Pierre Joris (SUNY-Albany); Holly Tavel (Pratt Institute); Jane Lewty (Amsterdam); Bonita Rhoads (Masaryk), Mark Divo (D.I.V.O Institute)

The Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory at Charles University continues the tradition of interdisciplinary research established by members of the Prague School, evolving from linguistic structuralism and semiotics to studies in hypermedia, textual genetics and technicity. Members of the centre are internationally recognized researchers in a diverse range of fields and are widely involved in scholarly publication, education policy, teaching exchange and grant coordination. A major focus of the Centre is the European Thematic Network ACUME2: Interfacing the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

The focus of the Centre’s teaching is at the MA and PhD levels, with a limited number of optional seminars available to undergraduates. Graduate research is invited in all areas related to teaching and of topical interest to individual lecturers. These include all areas of contemporary critical and cultural theory, visual culture, performance, film and poetics.

Teaching within the centre is divided into four strands:

  1. Modernism Studies
  2. Literary Theories
  3. Film Studies
  4. Performance Studies

All areas of teaching and research are broadly comparative, with a grounding in textual theories and research methodologies.

The Centre is also involved in designing a joint interdisciplinary PhD programme with the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris-3, focusing upon interfaces between scientific and humanistic discourses, within an historical and philosophical context.

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