Position: Professor; Head of the English Literature Section; Chair of the Board of the PhD programme English and American Literature
Department: Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
Postal address: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Department of Anglophone Literatures & Cultures, nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1 Czech Republic
Publications: Full bibliography
Martin Procházka is the author of Romantismus a osobnost (Romanticism and Personality, 1996), a critical study of English romantic aesthetics, Coleridge and Byron, Transversals (2007), an interpretation of Romanticism as the first pluralistic project of modern culture and Ruins in the New World (2012), a theoretical study of the functions of ruins in American history and culture. He is the co-author (with Zdeněk Hrbata) of Romantismus a romantismy (Romanticism and Romanticisms, 2005), a comparative study on the chief discourses in the West European, American and Czech Romanticism. With Zdeněk Stříbrný he edited Slovník spisovatelů: Anglie… (An Encyclopaedia of Writers: England, Africa, Australia, India, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, 1996, 2003). He has published two textbooks: Literary Theory (1995, 1997, 2008) and Lectures on American Literature (2002, 2008), the latter jointly with Hana Ulmanová, Justin Quinn and Erik Roraback. His other publications include a number of edited volumes, book chapters and articles on Shakespeare, Romanticism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, and translations of Byron’s Manfred and M.H. Abrams’s The Mirror and the Lamp into Czech (1991, 2001). He is the founding editor of the international academic journal Litteraria Pragensia. Studies in Literature and Culture and editorial board member of five other international academic journals. He was the Benjamin Meeker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, Visiting Professor at Bowling Green State University (Ohio), Visiting Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Adelaide and Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. He is Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kent and Porto. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Network project ACUME2 “Interfacing Sciences and Humanities”. He is the Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Shakespeare Society and of the Advisory Board of the International Association of Byron Societies. His current research areas include Shakespeare in intercultural communication, Preromanticism and the picturesque, British Romanticism and its Czech reception, American colonial literature and literature of the early Republic (Thomas Jefferson, Charles Brockden Brown), American Romanticism (Poe, Hawthorne, Melville), Cultural History of Ruins and Ghost Towns in the U.S., Structuralism and post-structuralist theories and the problems of fiction in literature and philosophy.
Martin Procházka will co-supervise one MOVES research project: “Typology of Migration Myths: Theoretical/Methodological Questions”.