Daniela Theinová

Daniela Theinová, PhD

  • e-mail: daniela.theinova (at) ff.cuni.cz
  • office: room 219b (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
  • office hours: Online, by email appointment

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). Recently, Theinová has contributed to Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry (Wake Forest University Press, 2017) and A History of Irish Women’s Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and co-edited with David Wheatley a modern-poetry section in Bone and Marrow: Poems from the Irish (Wake Forest University Press, 2021). Her articles have appeared in Litteraria Pragensia, 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.

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

Selected recent publications

Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

“Language and Crisis in Contemporary Irish-Language Poetry,” Litteraria Pragensia 30.59 (2020), available in open access

“‘Who Owns the Game’: The Gallery Press and Poetry in Irish Now,” Litteraria Pragensia 28.55 (2018)

“Original in Translation: The Poetry of Aifric Mac Aodha,” Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry (Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University Press, 2017), available in open access

“Zapomenutá místa: Táin Bó Cúailnge a poezie irského severu,” Hlasy míst: Prostor, místo a geografie (Prague: Charles University, FFUK, 2016).

“My Dream Sister: Irish Women Poets Deconstructing the Muse,” The Politics of Irish Writing (Prague: Charles University, 2012), available in open access

“Letting in the Light of Laughter: Traditional Iconic Images of the Feminized Land in Contemporary Irish Poetry,” Boundary Crossings (Prague: Charles University, 2010), available in open access



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