Michaela Válková

Michaela is a PhD student at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. She completed both her BA (2017-2020) and MA (2020-2022) at the department. As part of Erasmus+, she spent a term at the University of Reading during her BA and a term at the University of St Andrews during her MA. She also participated in the 4EU+ scheme at Sorbonne University.

Her MA thesis discussed female characters in Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies. Her dissertation focuses on the role of women in Shakespeare’s tragedies of love and political tragedies.

She is a member of the Italian Association of Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies (IASEMS).

Currently, Michaela is conducting her research at Queen Mary University of London as a visiting PhD student.



  • “Cleopatra in William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra as a Self-Sufficient Heroine,” Hradec Kralove Anglophone Conference 2023, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic), March 2023
  • “’I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke’: The Volatility of the Consequences of War and Regime Change in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar,” Shifting Paradigms in Europe, Europaeum, Oxford (The United Kingdom), April 2023

Contact: valkovamicha@gmail.com


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