Klára Witzany Hutková

Klára Witzany Hutková is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Irish Studies (Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures) at Charles University in Prague. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the theatre of Marina Carr and the cultural heritage of ancient Greece and is supported by funding from the Charles University Grant Agency (GA UK). Other research interests include women prose writers and Irish folklore. Klára received a Master’s degree in Irish studies from Charles University in 2021 and an undergraduate degree in Ancient history from the University of Edinburgh in 2015. She was a visiting student at University College Dublin (2021–22), Trinity College Dublin (2020–21), and Université de Bourgogne (2013–14). She has presented at international conferences and is a member of the editorial board of The Protagonist and editorial assistant of Litteraria Pragensia.

Contact: Klara.Hutkova@ff.cuni.cz

ORCID: 0000-0003-0014-3661

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Grant projects:

2022–2024: GA UK, Principal Researcher. Project title and number: Giving Voice to the Outsider: Marina Carr’s Revision of the Other of Classical Athens; 150122. Funding body: Charles University Grant Agency.

Conferences organised:

6th International Postgraduate Conference in Irish Studies (Prague, 22–23 September 2023), co-organiser

Brendan Behan at 100: Legacy and New Directions (Prague, 23–24 June 2023), co-organiser

Conference papers:

‘Medea in the Midlands: Death, Swans, and the Mélusine Legend in Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats…’, Reading Ireland in the Twenty-first Century: The 6th International Postgraduate Conference in Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies, CU FA, Prague, September 22–23, 2023. 

‘Gore not Glory: Rewriting Heroic Narratives in Marina Carr’s Hecuba’, The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) Conference, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 24–27, 2023. 

‘After Athens: The Myth(s) of Greek Antiquity in the Theatre of Marina Carr’. The 7th PhD Seminar in Leuven (EFACIS). Irish College Leuven and KU Leuven, Belgium, 2022.

“Female flânerie in Maeve Brennan’s ‘Talk of the Town’ Writing”. The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) Conference: Intersectional Irelands. University of Limerick, Ireland, 2022.

‘Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats…: Irish Travellers, Irish Citizens?’ The Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) Conference: Citizenship, Conflict and Performance. University of Ulster, Derry, 2022.


Review of Redress: Ireland’s Institutions and Transitional Justice, by Katherine O’Donnell, Maeve O’Rourke, and James M. Smith (eds)’. Review of Irish Studies in Europe 6. 1 (2023): 82-88.

Review: Marina Carr’s Girl on an Altar’. The Protagonist 1 (2023): 69-70.

‘Od Zámku ke Klíči’. PLAV: měsíčník pro světovou literaturu 18. 4 (2022): 57–58.

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