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.


BA thesis proposals welcome in the following areas: Scottish literature; Scottish Gaelic literature and culture


Recently enjoyed:

Penelope Lively: Life in the Garden

Algernon Blackwood: Willows

Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall & Bring up the Bodies

James Shapiro: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

Andrew Caldecott: Rotherweird

M. R. James: Collected Ghost Stories

Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries





On Wednesday 28 November, my office hours are cancelled. I shall be available on Thursday 29 November from 13.00 until 15.00 instead.