Workshop on Emily Brontë

19 October, 10.30 - 15.30, Room 104


30 October 4-10pm

Hybernská 4

POINT – podpora internacionalizace na UK

stipendia pro krátkodobé zahraniční studentské pobyty (včetně letních škol!)

Introduction to Canadian Studies starts on 29 October

Dr Kolinska's course "Introduction to Canadian Studies" starts on 29 October, due to health reasons.

PhD seminars

Winter 2018/19


Office Hours

Winter Term


BA timetable

Winter Term 2018/2019

MA timetable

Winter Term 2018/2019

Invitation to a lecture series

Medieval Conflicts and Contrasts:
Wed 17:30-19:00, room 104


literary translation

seminar papers and credits



US Literature Seminar

Seminar Friday 9.10am, Room 1

Winter Semester 2018 (Quinn)
Fridays, 9.10am, Room 1

5.10: Elizabeth Bishop: “One Art,” “Filling Station,” “Squatters Children,” “Pink Dog,” “The Shampoo,” “Sonnet,” “First Death in Nova Scotia,” “Roosters.”

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

19.10: Sylvia Plath, Ariel*

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

2.11: Margaret Atwood, The Handmaids Tale*

9.11: Allen Ginsberg: “Howl”

16.11: Vladimir Nabokov: Pnin (chapters 1–2)*

23.11: Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

30.11: John Ashbery, “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror”

7.12: no class

14.12: Philip Roth, The Prague Orgy*

21.12: Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man (introduction, prologue and chapters 1–11)

4.1: TBA

Material marked with an asterisk is available under the course code AAA130163 on the IS.

SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS To receive their credits, students must attend at least 70% of seminars and submit an essay of 500 words by 30 December 2017 and 1000 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. Failure to adhere to guidelines above will result in failure of the course. For the short essay (500 words) analyse one poem, short story or passage of c. 10 pages of prose by a writer on the list. For the longer essay, choose a topic from the list below:

John Ashbery and Politics
Adrienne Rich andmen
Elizabeth Bishop: poetry as autobiography?
Margaret Atwood and political change
Allen Ginsberg and homosexuality
Philip Roth and Czechs
James Merrill and love
Vladimir Nabokov and love
Ralph Ellison and invisibility