Jaroslav Hornát

(14 April 1929, Prague – 26 February 1990, Prague)

Jaroslav Hornát worked at the Department of English Studies, from 1952 as senior lecturer and from 1987 as assistant professor. In the 1950s and 1960s, he also worked at the Department of World Literature at the Academy of Sciences, and in the 1970s and 1980s, he lectured at the Academy of Performing Arts. His research focused especially on the English Renaissance. He published a monograph on the subject, Anglická renesanční próza (English Renaissance Fiction, 1970), and he prepared the three-volume study Alžbětinské divadlo (Elizabethan Theatre) as editor and contributed to the first volume as author and translator. His work on English and American novel (Dickens, Fielding, Mark Twain, the Gothic novel) is important especially in terms of structural analysis.

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