Radvan Markus

Radvan Markus, PhD

  • e-mail: radvan.markus (at) ff.cuni.cz
  • office: room 219a (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
  • office hours: Tue 16.30 – 17.15

Senior lecturer in the Irish language and literature. Author of Echoes of the Rebellion: The Year 1798 in Twentieth-Century Irish Fiction and Drama (2015) and co-editor of Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain (2021), Tradition and Modernity (2014), Boundary Crossings (2012), and The Politics of Irish Writing (2010). He has published numerous articles and essays on various aspects of Irish-language prose and drama of the 20th century. His current research interests include the work of Máirtín Ó Cadhain and modern Irish-language theatre. Markus’s Czech translation of Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille (2017) received the prestigious Magnesia Litera award, his other translations from Irish include Ó Cadhain’s An Eochair (2021),  short stories of Pádraic Ó Conaire and the novel L’Attaque by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc. He edited Muž, který vybouchl (2016), a selection of short stories by various Irish-language authors, translated by students and graduates of the department. He is the secretary of the European Federation of Associations and Centres for Irish Studies (EFACIS), a member of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), and an advisory member of the Gate Theatre Research Network.

Radvan Markus welcomes thesis proposals in the following areas:

BA: Irish literature and studies, representations of history in literature

MA: Modern Irish literature, Irish studies, representations of history in literature

Selected recent publications

“Micheál mac Liammóir, the Irish Language, and the Idea of Freedom.” A Stage of Emancipation: Change and Progress at the Dublin Gate Theatre, eds. Marguérite Corporaal and Ruud van den Beuken (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2021), available in open access

Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain. Co-edited with Máirín Nic Eoin, Deirdre Nic Mhathúna, Éadaoin Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Brian Ó Conchubhair, and Pádraig Ó Liathái (Clochar an Locha: Leabhar Breac, 2021).

“The Internationalist Dramaturgy of Hilton Edwards and Micheál mac Liammóir.” With Joan Fitzpatrick Dean. Cultural Convergences: The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928–1960, eds. Ondřej Pilný, Ruud van den Beuken, Ian R. Walsh (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), available in open access

“The Irish Language and the Pursuit of Freedom.”  Litteraria Pragensia 30.59 (2020), available in open access


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