(Specializace Anglická literatura)

Director: Prof.PhDr. Martin Procházka, CSc.

This programme suggests new approaches to literature formed by recent trends in literary scholarship. It combines a sense of literary history with the values and ideas of the present. The range of subjects covered in the programme reflects the broad research interests of the lecturers. There are seminars devoted to virtually the entire scope of English literature. Compulsory basic courses, focusing on the literature of the Restoration, Romanticism and Victorian literature, are supplemented by elective and extension courses on English medieval literature, Restoration and the 18th century literature, Modernism and post-World War II developments in poetry and drama. Unique features of this programme are courses allowing students to read Old and Middle English texts in the original language.

The programme consists of 4 basic and 4 elective courses for single-subject students. In addition, 6 courses can be taken from other special programmes. Two-subject students have to take 2 basic and 3 elective courses plus 1 course from another special programme. Basic courses are offered each academic year (either in the winter or summer semester). The offer of elective and extension courses varies each academic year.
For further information please consult the detailed description of the MA programme requirements.

BA Programme 

The Section provides for all survey courses in English Literature within the BA programme in English and American Studies, as well as for a number of elective courses.


Special programme - basic courses

  • Literature of the Late Victorian Period I
  • Restoration and After: British Literature, 1660-1800
  • Post War British Drama
  • Romantic Symbolic Poem: Coleridge, Shelley, Keats: Part II - Shelley
  • Romantic Symbolic Poem: Coleridge, Shelley, Keats. Part III: Keats
  • Special programme - elective courses

  • Women in English Literature 1660-1800
  • Heroes and Saints: Old English Epic Tradition
  • New Writing, Politics, and Performance in Contemporary British Theatre
  • Reading Chaucer
  • + Elective courses supplied by other Special Programmes

  • Anglo-Irish Writing from Swift to Shaw
  • Literary Translation I
  • Czechs Outside In
  • British Literature of the African and Asian Diaspora (Contemporary Black and South Asian British Writers)
  • The Grotesque in Contemporary British and Irish Drama
  • Literární překlad a redakční práce I
  • BA courses

  • Literatures on the British Isles: Modernism to the Present
  • Post War British Drama
  • Literatures on the British Isles: Renaissance to Restoration
  • Women in English Literature 1660-1800
  • Literatures on the British Isles: From Classicism to the End of the Victorian Era
  • Literatures on the British Isles: the Middle Ages
  • Romantic Symbolic Poem: Coleridge, Shelley, Keats. Part III: Keats
  • Romantic Drama
  • Romantic Legacies