Mirka Horová

Mirka Horová, PhD

  • e-mail: miroslava.horova@ff.cuni.cz
  • office: room 219a (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
  • office hours: Wed 13:00 – 14:00 (except 1.11.)

Senior lecturer in English Literature. Her research focuses on British Romanticism, primarily Romantic drama, and Byron. Her other academic interests include play theory, dystopian and science fiction, Brexit and its aftermath, and Scandinavian literature, especially the Norwegian Romantic poet Henrik Wergeland. She has published articles in academic journals and essay collections abroad and in the Czech Republic and participated in conferences in the UK, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic and Norway. Her edited publications include Tis to Create and in Creating Live.’ Essays in Honour of Martin Procházka (with Ondřej Pilný, 2013) and Essays on Byron in Honour of Dr Peter Cochran: Breaking the Mould (with Malcolm Kelsall and Peter Graham, 2018), two special issues of the academic journal Litteraria Pragensia: ‘Constructing Cultural Identities’ (with Martin Procházka and Blanka Maderová, summer 2010) and “Tears, Tortures and the Touch of Joy”: Byron in Italy (with Alan Rawes, spring 2014), a special issue of The Byron Journal (43.2, 2015) on Byron and the Bible, and two special issues of AUC Philologica: Prague Studies in English 27 (1/2016, with Martin Procházka) and Prague Studies in English 29  (2/2022, with Soňa Nováková). She is the Editor of The Byron Journal (since mid-2019).

She is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), The International Association of Byron Societies (IABS), and the international academic journal Neophilologus. She is among the international collaborators of the Inter-University Center for the Study of Romanticism (CISR).

She welcomes BA and MA thesis proposals on any topic within British literature, and PhD thesis proposals on any aspect of British & European Romanticism.


Submission guidelines:

All essays and thesis chapters are due in e-format (Word).

For coursework essays (credit/zápočet), the deadline is 1 September of the same academic year you registered for the course.

For graded papers (exam/zkouška), the deadline is 1 September of the academic year following the year you registered for the course.

Erasmus students submit their coursework essays at least a week before their home university deadline for transcripts from CUFA.

Thesis students submit their chapters according to the invidividual plan agreed beforehand. If you wish to defend your thesis in September, the first complete draft should be submitted by 30 June; for winter vivas by 31 October; for summer vivas by 31 March.


Selected recent publications

“The State at Play: Iain M. Banks’s Gaming Galactic Empires.” Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philologica, 2/2022. Available in open access

“Revisiting the Golden Age: Brexit, Migration and the Rhetoric of National Identity.” Litteraria Pragensia, 61:31 (June 2021). Available in open access

“Romantic play: from ludus to paidia, from agon to ilinx.” Litteraria Pragensia, 60:30 (June 2020). Available in open access

“The Satanic School.” Byron in Context. Ed. Clara Tuite. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

“‘Headlong he leapt—to him the swimmer’s skill / Was native’: Byron at Sea.” The Byron Journal, 47:1 (2019).

“‘Hurl’d first out of and then back again to Chaos’: Byron’s Lucretian Regency.” Essays on Byron in Honour of Dr Peter Cochran: Breaking the Mould. Eds. Malcolm Kelsall, Peter Graham and Mirka Horová. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

“Playing with History: Byron’s Italian Dramas.” Byron and Italy. Eds. Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia. Manchester University Press, 2017.

“Byron and the Politics of Heroic Transformation.” Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry. Eds. Roderick Beaton and Christine Kenyon Jones. Routledge, 2016.

“‘Look[ing] Into the Fiery Eyes of War’: Byron’s Werner.” Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica, 2016:1. Available in open access





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