Zdeněk  Beran

Zdeněk Beran

Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Literary Translation. A graduate of Charles University, he became a member of the department in 1990. He has published articles, principally on late nineteenth-century issues, in Prague Studies in English and other academic journals. His recent research includes Czech reception of major English writers. He has contributed to Slovník spisovatelů: Anglie aj., and other encyclopaedias. His translations include both fiction (R. Harris: Pompeii, K. Vonnegut: God Bless You Mr Rosewater, etc.) and non-fiction (R. Barnard: The Short History of English Literature, etc.). As a member of Obec překladatelů (The Czech Society of Translators) he has presided over the prestigious Cena Josefa Jungmanna (Josef Jungmann Award), awarded for the best translation of the year. He is also a member of CZASE/ESSE, The International Association of University Professors of English and Kruh moderních filologů (Czech Modern Language Association).

Zdeněk Beran welcomes BA thesis proposals in the following areas:
BA: 19th- and 20th-century English literature, literary translation (history, analysis of texts)