The Sense of Continuity: Prague English Studies 1929-2014

In 1929, a generation of legendary personalities of the Prague English and American Studies was born. As students at the Faculty of Arts, they were renowned for their brilliant results. Later they themselves became university lecturers, excellent translators and leading experts in different academic subjects. This year, they celebrate their eighty-fifth birthday. Some of them, such as doc. Jaroslav Hornát, are sadly no longer with us, but five of them could join us for a friendly gathering organised by the Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology and the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures: Dr Jarmila Emmerová, Dr Eliška Hornátová, Dr Alena Jindrová-Špilarová, doc. Eva Masnerová a Dr Miroslav Jindra. The current lecturers in English and American studies introduced their work and achievements and shared their personal memories of them with the audience. Photographs by Jiří Stibor

TEEME Conference 2013

Between Words and Worlds: Texts and Contexts in the Early Modern Period, conference of the international doctoral programme TEEME (Text and Event in Early Modern Europe), hosted by the Department on 31 October - 2 November 2013. Keynote speaker: Professor Carlo Ginzburg.

Erasmus IP 2013: Staging European Identities

Erasmus Intensive Programme "Staging European Identities: Memory, Conflict and Commerce in Early Modern European Culture", hosted by the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures on 20 May - 1 June 2013. Apart from Charles University, six partner institutions from abroad took part in the intensive programme: Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III (France), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), Università di Ferrara (Italy) a Universytet Jagielloński w Krakowie (Poland). Photos by Francisco "Curro" Fuentes.

Violence and Representation: Prague-Konstanz Symposium 2012

Prague-Konstanz Symposium "Violence and Representation", dedicated to the Centenary of Prague English Studies, was hosted by the Department on 9-10 November 2012. Among the guests from Konstanz were for example Professor Jan Assmann and Professor Aleida Assmann.

Professor Stříbrný's 90th Birthday

Professor Zdeněk Stříbrný, a renown Shakespearean scholar and long-time member of the Department, celebrated his ninetieth birthday in October 2012. He was presented with a festschrift entitled "Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies", edited by Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný, and with a number of other tokens of esteem and gratitude from former colleagues and students.

World Shakespeare Congress 2011

The 9th World Shakespeare Congress "Renaissance Shakespeare / Shakespeare Renaissances" was hosted by the Faculty of Arts in July 2011. More than 600 participants from all over the world took part. The plenary lectures were held at the Estates Theatre, the opening ceremony at the National Theatre. Plenary speakers included Professor Stanley Wells, Professor Martin Hilský and the famous Canadian playwright Djanet Sears.

Robert Burns in European Culture

Conference on Robert Burns co-organised with Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE) with the support of AHRC Global Burns Network