Pavla Veselá

Pavla Veselá, PhD, MA

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Senior lecturer in American studies and literature. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from Duke University, an MA in gender studies from CEU Budapest, and an MA in English and American Studies from Masaryk University Brno. The focus of her research has been modern Anglophone and Slavic (Russian, Czech) literature, particularly utopias, science fiction as well as minority and migrant writing. She has presented her work at international conferences and other cultural events in the Czech Republic, Portugal, Ireland, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, among others.

Pavla Veselá welcomes thesis proposals in the following areas:

BA, MA and PhD: 19th and 20th century American literature and culture with a focus on utopia, science fiction, minority and migrant writing

Selected recent publications

“Reading Lyman Tower Sargent Along with William Morris.” Utopian Studies 31:2 (2020).

“Krátký úvod do anglofonní (vědecko) fantastické poezie.” Bohemica litteraria 21 (2018), available in open access

“Poetry in Utopian Prose.” Open Library of Humanities (Imaginaries of the Future 02: Politics, Poetics, Place) 3(2): 16 (2017), available in open access

“Locating Utopia in Poetry.” Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica – Prague Studies in English 1 (2016), available in open access

“The ‘Czech-In’ of Thomas More’s Utopia.” Utopian Studies 27: 3 (2016).

“Utopian Studies in the Czech and Slovak Republics.” Utopian Studies 27:3 (2016).

“Hledání utopie v poezii.” Utopie/dystopie: podoby – proměny – hranice. Ed. Petr A. Bílek, Martin Procházka and Jan Wiendl. Praha: FF UK, 2015, available in open access

“A Highly Charged Pronoun: ‘We’ in Three September 11 Poems.” Poetics Today 33: 2 (2012).

“A Structuralist History of Zdeněk Vančura.” Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies. Ed. Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný. Prague: Karolinum, 2012.

“Afroamerické utopie Samuela R. Delanyho a Octavie E. Butlerové.” Moderní svět v zrcadle literatury a filozofie. Ed. Miroslav Petříček. Prague: Herrmann a synové, 2011.

“Neither Black Nor White: The ‘Critical Utopias’ of Sutton E. Griggs and George S. Schuyler.” Science Fiction Studies 38 (July 2011).


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