Between Words and Worlds: Texts and Contexts in the Early Modern Period, conference of the international doctoral programme TEEME (Text and Event in Early Modern Europe), hosted by the Department on 31 October – 2 November 2013. Keynote speaker: Professor Carlo Ginzburg.
Erasmus Intensive Programme “Staging European Identities: Memory, Conflict and Commerce in Early Modern European Culture”, hosted by the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures on 20 May – 1 June 2013. Apart from Charles University, six partner institutions from abroad took part in the intensive programme: Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III (France), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), Università di Ferrara (Italy) a Universytet Jagielloński w Krakowie (Poland). Photos by Francisco “Curro” Fuentes.
Prague-Konstanz Symposium “Violence and Representation”, dedicated to the Centenary of Prague English Studies, was hosted by the Department on 9-10 November 2012. Among the guests from Konstanz were for example Professor Jan Assmann and Professor Aleida Assmann.
Professor Zdeněk Stříbrný, a renown Shakespearean scholar and long-time member of the Department, celebrated his ninetieth birthday in October 2012. He was presented with a festschrift entitled “Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies”, edited by Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný, and with a number of other tokens of esteem and gratitude from former colleagues and students.
The 9th World Shakespeare Congress “Renaissance Shakespeare / Shakespeare Renaissances” was hosted by the Faculty of Arts in July 2011. More than 600 participants from all over the world took part. The plenary lectures were held at the Estates Theatre, the opening ceremony at the National Theatre. Plenary speakers included Professor Stanley Wells, Professor Martin Hilský and the famous Canadian playwright Djanet Sears.
Conference on Robert Burns co-organised with Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE) with the support of AHRC Global Burns Network