Ondřej Polák

Ondřej Polák is a PhD student at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. He is currently working on his dissertation, which examines contemporary African-American theatre through performative and affective theories, to define its engagement and reimagination of the historical sensorium of the African-American identity and experience.

His research interests include theatre studies, contemporary American drama, performative theories, affect theory, as well as critical race theory.

Contact: ondrej.o.polak@gmail.com


“‘It’s a common story’: Staging Animatedness in Plays by Amiri Baraka and Jackie Sibblies Drury.” Litteraria Pragensia 32:63 (2022). Available in open access.

“I speak as my understanding instructs me: Information Mobility, Withdrawal and the Echo Chamber of The Winter’s Tale,” published online as part of the Erasmus + 2019 New Faces


“‘I can’t hear anything but you staring at me’: Black Identity in Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview and Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman,” Dialogue, Performance and the Body Politic in the Twenty-First Century Conference, 2021, Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, online conference

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