Mirka Horová

Mirka Horová, PhD

Senior lecturer in English Literature. Her research focuses on British Romanticism, primarily Byron. Her other academic interests include play theory, 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, 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), 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 a special issue of AUC Philologica: Prague Studies in English 27 (1/2016, with Martin Procházka). She is the Editor of The Byron Journal (since mid-2019).

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


All essays and thesis chapters are due in e-form (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 the first exam period of the following academic year after you registered for the course (e.g. for courses registered in SIS in 2019/2020, the deadline is 31 January 2021).

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

Selected recent publications

“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. 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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