Mirka  Horová

Mirka Horová

Senior lecturer in English Literature. Former academic assistant at DALC (2008-2018). Her research focuses on British Romanticism, primarily Byron. Her other academic interests include Scandinavian literature, especially the Norwegian Romantic poet Henrik Wergeland. She has published articles in academic journals and essay collections abroad and in the Czech Republic and participated in conferences in the UK, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic and Norway. Her edited publications include ´Tis to Create and in Creating Live.´ Essays in Honour of Martin Procházka (with Ondřej Pilný, 2013), two special issues of the academic journal Litteraria Pragensia: ´Constructing Cultural Identities´ (with Martin Procházka and Blanka Maderová, summer 2010) and ´´Tears, Tortures and the Touch of Joy´: Byron in Italy´ (with Alan Rawes, spring 2014), a special issue of The Byron Journal (43:2, 2015) on Byron and the Bible, and the current issue of AUC Philologica: Prague Studies in English 27 (1/2016, with Martin Procházka).


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Recently published essays:

Playing with History: Byron´s Italian Dramas. Byron and Italy. Eds. Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia. Manchester University Press, 2017. 188-207.

Byron and the politics of heroic transformation. Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry. Eds. Roderick Beaton and Christine Kenyon Jones. London: Routledge, 2016. 157-170.

´Know Thine Enemy´: Names and Knowing in Werner. Romanticism and Knowledge. Eds. Stefanie Fricke, Felicitas Meifert-Menhard, Katharina Pink. Trier: WVT, 2015. 313-320.

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I welcome BA, MA & PhD thesis proposals on any aspect of British & European Romanticism.




NB while the Corona shutdown continues, please contact me by e-mail!



All essays and thesis chapters are due in e-form (Word).

For coursework essays (credit/zapocet), the deadline is 1 September of the same academic year you registered for the course.

For graded papers (exam/zkouska), the deadline is the first exam period of the following academic year after you registered for the course (e.g. for courses registered in SIS in 2019/2020, the deadline is 31 January 2021).

Erasmus students submit their coursework essays ideally at least a week before their home university deadline for transcripts from CUFA.