Daniela Theinová

Daniela Theinová, PhD

Daniela Theinová, PhD

  • e-mail: daniela.theinova (at) ff.cuni.cz
  • office: room 219b (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
  • office hours: by email appointment
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Senior Lecturer. Her research focuses on contemporary Irish and British poetry, Irish-language writing, and feminist and translation theory. She is currently working on a research project focusing on poetry and ecology. She is the author of Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and has contributed to a number of edited volumes (Cambridge University Press, Wake Forest University Press, Charles University). Her articles have appeared in Review of Irish Studies in Europe, Litteraria Pragensia, Études irlandaises, Revue Souvislosti, Revolver Revue, and A2. She has translated from both English and Irish into Czech, including novels by Colm Tóibín, Kate Atkinson, and Marilynne Robinson, short stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire, Rivka Galchen, and Lorrie Moore, plays by J. M. Synge, and poetry by Vona Groarke, Caitríona O’Reilly, Alice Oswald, Máirtín Ó Direáin, Aifric Mac Aodha, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Since 2021 she has been member of the editorial team of RISE (Review of Irish Studies in Europe).







  • Lyrická poezie: obrana na zapřenou” (Lyric Poetry: Defence in Denial; afterword to the Czech edition of Lyric Poetry: Pain and Pleasure of Words by Mutlu Konuk Blasing). (Prague, Karolinum, 2023).
  • Tonn Teaspaigh: Anatamaíocht an Ghrá” (foreword to poetry collection by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh). (Éabhlóid, 2022).
  • “Básnické krajiny Alice Oswaldové” (Poetic Landscapes of Alice Oswald; essay). Revolver Revue 126 (2022).
  • “Jazyk jako svědectví” (Language as Testimony. Interview with Caitríona O’Reilly). Revolver Revue 120 (2020).


  • Mutlu Konuk Blasingová, Lyrická poezie: bolest a slast slov (Lyric Poetry: Pain and Pleasure of Words; translation and afterword). (Prague: Karolinum, 2023).
  • Judith Shklarová, Obyčejné neřesti (Ordinary Vices; translation, with Karel Thein). (Prague: Karolinum, 2023).
  • Biddy Jenkinson, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (Selection of poems). PLAV 7 (2023).
  • Alice Oswald, “You Must Never Sleep Under Magnolia” (Selection from Woods etc., Falling Awake, and Nobody). Revolver Revue 37.126 (2022).
  • Caitríona O’Reilly, Geis (Selection). Revolver Revue 35.120 (2020).
  • Máirtín Ó Direáin, Rogha Dánta (Selection of poems). Aistriu.eu (2020).
  • Tessa Hadley and Rivka Galchen (Selection of short stories). Souvislosti 4 (2019).
  • Vona Groarke, “Čtyři rovné stěny”, “Závětrné místo” (Selection from X and Four Side’s Full). Souvislosti 4 (2018).
  • Maeve Brennan, Tessa Hadley, and Rivka Galchen (Selection of short stories). Souvislosti 4 (2015).
  • Colm Tóibín, Mistr (Master; translation and epilogue). (Prague: Mladá fronta, 2013).
  • Lorrie Moore, Tessa Hadley (Selection of short stories). Souvislosti 3 (2012).
  • Vona Groarke, Spindrift (Zblov: Opus, 2011).
  • Aifric Mac Aodha, Syrinx v zajetí (Selection). Souvislosti 4 (2011).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, INVITED TALKS, others (2017–2022, selection):

  • EFACIS 2023. “The Ethics of Dust: The Speaking Cadaver in Contemporary Irish-Language Poetry” (Queens University Belfast, August 2023).
  • LÉACHTAÍ CHOLM CILLE 2022. “Anatmaíocht an Ghrá: Cúrsaí Teaghlaigh agus Timpeallachta i Bhfilíocht Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh” (Maynooth University, September 2022).
  • IASIL 2022. “Masculinities in Transition: Alan Gillis and Padraig Regan in and out of Belfast” (University of Limerick, July 2022).
  • EFACIS Roundtable Discussions: The Irish Language and Literature in Europe (presentation on Czech Translations of Irish-language Poetry). (January 2022). EFACIS Roundtable Discussions: Wrapping Our Heads Around Copies of This Book”: To Medbh McGuckian at Seventy (Launch of Review of Irish Studies in Europe 4.2. Editor and chair). (December 2021).
  • “Modern Irish Poetry: Poets on the Move”. Irish Literature Workshop at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (October 2021).
  • IASIL 2021. “Language, Crisis and Ecology in Ailbhe Darcy’s Poetry” (University of Lodz, July 2021, online).
  • “Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh in conversation with Daniela Theinová”. The Irish Itinerary Podcast (EFACIS, 2020).
  • KREAS Workshop on “Minority Languages in a Globalized World”. “Language and Climate Crisis in Contemporary Irish Language Poetry” (Charles University, Prague, March 2020).
  • IASIL 2019. “‘Everything Flowers’: Caitríona O’Reilly’s Ecological Vision” (Trinity College Dublin, July 2019).
  • Anglophone Conference. “The Mobile Poetics of Ailbhe Darcy” (University of Hradec Králové, November 2018).
  • EFACIS 2017. “To Far-off Places: Ailbhe Darcy’s Mobile Poetics” (Universidade da Coruña, August 2017).
  • “The Motif of the Journey in Modern Irish Poetry: W. B. Yeats, S. Heaney and M. McGuckian”. Guest Lecture at Hradec Králové University. (December 2017).



I welcome thesis proposals in the following (and related) areas: contemporary and historical literary feminisms; modernist and contemporary short fiction; literature and ecology; literary translation and translation theory; contemporary and 20th-century Irish and British poetry; contemporary and 20th-century Irish prose.


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