The English Literature Section

Prof. PhDr. Martin Procházka, CSc.

Louis Armand, PhD, PhDr. Zdeněk Beran, PhD, Colin Clark, M.A., Prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc., Prof. PhDr. Martin Hilský, CSc., Mirka Horová, PhD, Klára Kolinská, PhD, PhDr. Soňa Nováková, CSc., M.A., Prof. Ondřej Pilný, PhD, doc. Justin Quinn, PhD, Ludmila Volná, PhD, doc. Clare Wallace, PhD, M.A., Helena Znojemská, PhD

The section organizes courses for:

  1. the BA Programme (lectures and compulsory seminars on English literature)
  2. the MA Programme – the Core Course and the courses in the English Literature Special Programme.
  3. the PhD Programme,

and the supervision of BA, MA and PhD theses.

The research and teaching are focused on the following areas:

  1. Medieval English Literature and Culture: Anglo-Saxon Epic and Middle English Poetry (Jan Čermák); Anglo-Saxon Literature; Medieval Codices; Discursive Strategies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Helena Znojemská),
  2. Shakespeare: Translation, Criticism (Martin Hilský), Intercultural Shakespeare (Martin Procházka),
  3. Women Writers: 16th-18th century (Soňa Nováková)
  4. Modern Scottish Literature - 18th century to the present (Colin Clark, Martin Procházka)
  5. English Romanticism: Subjectivity, Irony, Discursive Strategies, Czech Reception (Martin Procházka, Zdeněk Beran, Mirka Horová)
  6. Victorian Fiction and Aesthetics; Czech Reception (Zdeněk Beran)
  7. Modernism in English and European Culture (Martin Hilský; Louis Armand)
  8. Postcolonial Literature (Soňa Nováková, Klára Kolinská, Ludmila Volná)
  9. Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Justin Quinn)
  10. Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Drama (Ondřej Pilný, Clare Wallace)
  11. Contemporary Women Writers (Soňa Nováková)
  12. British Children´s Literature (Colin Clark)

The most important research output of the section includes books on Romanticism, Modernism, James Joyce and Contemporary British and Irish drama (Martin Procházka, Martin Hilský, Justin Quinn, Louis Armand, Clare Wallace), a collaborative volume on myths, foundation texts and imagined communities (Time Refigured, ed. Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný, 2005), translations and editions of major authors (Martin Hilský’s translation of all Shakespeare’s plays and the Sonnets, and above all his annotated dual-language editions of Shakespeare’s major plays; Jan Čermák’s first Czech translation and edition of Beowulf), and the organization of international conferences: Byron: East and West (1998); Myths, Foundation Texts and Imagined Communities (2004), Robert Burns in Global Culture (2009); 9th World Shakespeare Congress (2011).


Current PhD students:

Mgr. Eva Bilská, DiS. (2014): Shakespeare's Political World and Its Transformations

Mgr. Tereza Babmušková (2017): Viktoriánská duchařská povídka - studie žánru

Colin Clark, MA (2013): Modern Scottish Fiction

Mgr. Eva Eliašová (2010): The Magical and the Theatrical in Jacobean Drama

Mgr. Veronika Geyerová (2017): The Problem of the Fixity of Tables in Virginia Woolf’s Works: The Analysis of Idealism and Materialism in Woolf´s Works in Relation to the Author’s Perception of Reality

Mgr. Kristýna Hoblová (2017): Česká recepce děl sester Brontëových

Mgr. Martina Hrbková (2018): Corporeal Geographies: Women Walking and Inhabiting the City in the Writing of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys

Mgr. Petra Johana Poncarová (2014): Derick Thomson's Political Poetry

Rui Pedro Dos Santos Rato (2016): Belladona’s Plight: Erotic Transgressions in Victorian Literature

Former PhD Students:

Mgr. Martin Štefl, PhD (2014): Physical and Psychical Spaces in Modern English Literature

Mgr. Miroslava Horová, PhD (2014): Byron's Later Dramas

Mgr. Ladislav Vít, PhD (2013): Topophilia and Escapism: W.H.Auden´s Interwar Poetics of Place (1927-1938)​

Mgr. Ladislav Nagy, PhD (2012): Historie v anglickém románu posledních desetiletí

PhDr. Alice Sukdolová, PhD (2011): Concepts of Space in Victorian Novels

PhDr. Petr Chalupský, PhD (2007): The Image of the City in Contemporary British Literature