English Studies at Charles University was founded in the 1880s and has gained an international recognition by the 1920s as a result of the flourishing of Prague Structuralism. Developing the legacy of the Prague Structuralist School, the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures focuses on contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches. The academic staff members are active in a number of specialized research areas, including Shakespeare and Romantic studies, contemporary poetics, critical and cultural theory, performativity, drama and theatre, as well as in Irish, Scottish and Canadian Studies.
The international peer-reviewed journal Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture is published by the department.
A range of research activities are conducted within the framework of individual Sections and Centres, whose profiles provide comprehensive information on specific projects, conferences, publications and outreach activities.
Apart from these, our researchers participate in a number of joint grant projects.
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