office hours - change

Helena Znojemská:
the regular Monday term
moves to Tue 16/1 and 23/1
in the respective weeks

Cré na Cille: Launch of the Czech Translation

Wednesday 31 January 2018, 19:00, Café Kampus

Výsledek obrázku pro hřbitovní hlína

Samuel Beckett and Technology conference

13-15 September

Last chance to submit an abstract!

MA Finals Winter 2018

29 January, Room 217

Office Hours

Winter Exam Period 2018


ESSE 2018 Call for Papers!

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2018

CfP Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February



Winter 2018

2 Jan - 16 Feb

Student Conference: Call for Papers

Literatura a dokument. Literatura jako dokument


Winter 2018


1 Sept 2017 - 12 Feb 2018

Prague Linguistic Circle (PLK)

 2017/2018 programme



American Literature 3

Seminar, Fri 9.10-10.40

Winter Semester 2017 (Quinn)


13.10: Elizabeth Bishop: “One Art,” “Filling Station,” “Squatter’s Children,” “Pink Dog,” “The Shampoo,” “Sonnet,” “First Death in Nova Scotia,” “Roosters.”

20.10: no class

27.10: Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49

3.11: no class

10.11: Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

16.11: venue, Café Kampus, 5pm: Allen Ginsberg: “Howl”

17.11: National holiday

24.11: Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

1.12: John Updike: first section of Rabbit, Run (ending with: “…turning to Eccles with a smile of aggrandizement, repeats, ‘That’s it.’” – roughly 100 pages)

8.12: Vladimir Nabokov: Pnin (first chapter)

15.12: Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man (introduction, prologue and chapters 1-5)

22.12: James Merrill: “Rhapsody on Czech Themes,” “Lost in Translation,” “The Kimono,” “The House Fly,” “Grass,” “Overdue Pilgrimage to Nova Scotia.”

5.1: Flannery O’Connor: “A Good Man is Hard to Find”


To receive their credits, students must attend at least 70% of seminars and submit an essay of 500 words by 30 December 2017 and 500 words by 10 January 2018. All essays must be formatted according to the Essay Guidelines on the department website. If you have to re-write the essay, you have 7 days from the time of notification in which to do so. Please submit essays via email to me at in one of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, RTF or ODT, and label the file with your surname.


Please be advised that essays are routinely checked against internet sources (including subscription databases) as well as previous essays; plagiarism will result in automatic failure of the course, and such cases may be referred for disciplinary action.

For the first essay analyse one poem, short story or passage of c. 10 pages of prose by a writer on the list. For the second essay, choose a topic from the list below:


Elizabeth Bishop and Friendship

Placenames and Proper Names in A Streetcar Named Desire

Violence in Invisible Man

James Merrill and Sexuality

John Updike and Religion

Flannery O’Connor and Humor

Vladimir Nabokov and Love

Allen Ginsberg’s America