Petra Johana Poncarová

Petra Johana Poncarová

Academic assistant and researcher (KREAS), project manager of the H2020, MSCA ITN European Joint Doctorate (EJD) Project MOVES "Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges".

Her research focuses on Scottish literature and culture, especially on modern writing in Scottish Gaelic (Derick Thomson, Sorley MacLean, Tormod Caimbeul, Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar). Her essays on modern Gaelic literature have appeared in various collective monographs, in Studies in Scottish Literature and in Litteraria Pragensia. She has co-edited two issues of Litteraria Pragensia: Cultural Exchanges in Scottish Literature (with Martin Procházka, 2017) and Irish-Language and Scottish Gaelic Literatures: A Global Context (with Radvan Markus, 2018). She has participated in conferences in Scotland, Canada, Poland, Germany, and France. Full research profile on Academia.edu.

Petra Johana Poncarová welcomes BA thesis proposals in the following areas: Scottish literature; Scottish Gaelic literature and culture


New publications:

  • essay "Ruaraidh MacThòmais is Gairm", Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 9, ed. M. Bateman and Richard Cox (Clò Ostaig, 2019).
  • book chapter "Derick Thomson’s An Rathad Cian (The Far Road, 1970): Modern Gaelic Poetry of Place Between Introspection and Politics", The Poetics of Space and Place in Scottish Literature, ed. M. Szuba and J. Wolfreys (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
  • Tormod Caimbeul: Konec podzimu (Argo, 2018).

Recently enjoyed:

  • William MacIlvanney - Laidlaw; The Papers of Tony Veitch; Strange Loyalties
  • Ian Rankin - Knots and Crosses
  • Christopher Whyte - Ceum air Cheum / Step by Step
  • Petr Stančík - Pérák



Winter exam period: office hours by e-mail appointment.