(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 early modern drama, 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, as well as seminars on William Shakespeare conducted by Prof. Hilský, a leading Czech translator of his plays and poems.

In the new Anglophone Literatures and Cultures MA study (since 2013), 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 winter or summer semester). The offer of elective courses varies each academic year.
The final Special Programme Exam (specializační zkouška) mandatory for students who began studies before 2013 has the form of a review of the results in the individual Special Programme courses done on the basis of brief reports containing graded assessment of students´ performance in the course. These reports must be submitted to the director of the programme by instructors of individual courses.

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
  • Romantic Symbolic Poem: Coleridge, Shelley, Keats: Part II - Shelley
  • Contemporary British Drama 1980 - 2016
  • Special programme - elective courses

  • Women in English Literature 1660-1800
  • Lord Byron
  • Reading Chaucer
  • + Recommended Interdisciplinary Courses from Other Special Programmes

  • Samuel Beckett: The Plays
  • Anglo-Irish Writing from Swift to Shaw
  • Modern American Drama: O'Neill to Albee
  • Modern Irish Literature I: Tradition and Innovation
  • Czechs Outside In
  • Post-war Experimental Fiction - from the 1960s to the Present
  • BA courses

  • Literatures on the British Isles: Modernism to the Present
  • 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
  • Lord Byron
  • Medieval Literature in England, Scotland and Ireland
  • Romantic Legacies
  • Full list of courses on offer for summer semester 2018 will be published by February 4.