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1.3.2017

Alixe Bovey: “The Smithfield Decretals: The Art of Storytelling in Fourteenth-Century London”

In the 1340s, a London lawyer acquired a substantial, second-hand law book, and commissioned an ambitious programme of images to fill almost all of its 600-odd margins. Most of these marginal images h...

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8.3.2017

Kateřina Horníčková: “Earned in Translation? The Antichrist Cycle in the Velislav Bible and the Representation of the Intellectual Community”

Pictorial hagiographic narrative plays one of the key roles in the medieval Christian imagination and didactics. Analysis of pictorial cycles is, however, traditionally focused just on following the e...

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14.3.2017

Representation and Crisis of Democracy

14:00 – 15:30  What makes representative democracy democratic? Milan Znoj (FF UK) Political Will and Public Opinion: from Hegel to Democracy Ľubica Kobová (FHS UK) Political Judgment and the R...

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15.3.2017

Sarah James: “The Friar, the Saint, and the Miraculous Image”

In the 1440s the Norfolk-based Austin Friar John Capgrave completed his Life of St Katherine of Alexandria. Unlike earlier English versions of the Katharine legend, Capgrave's 8624-line poem gives ext...

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24.3.2017

Pragestt: Prager germanistische Studententagung

Am 24. und 25. März 2017 findet bereits der siebte Jahrgang der Prager Germanistischen Studententagung statt. PRAGESTT bietet eine offene Plattform für wissenschaftliches Treffen junger Germanisten, w...

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27.3.2017

Professor Andrew Higson: Contemporary European Cinema and Television Drama

Contemporary European Cinema and Television Drama Teacher: Professor Andrew Higson (University of York, UK) Date: 27. – 29. 3. 2017 Times: 27.3. 12.30 – 15.45 / 28.3. 15.50 – 19.05 / 29.3. 12.30 – 1...

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Guest Lecturer Christopher T. Hank, PhD. at the Language Centre

Guest Lecturer Christopher T. Hank, PhD. at the English Section Dr. Christopher T. Hank is originally from New York City and is currently based in Berlin at Humboldt University and the Technical University of Berlin, where he teaches English. His research interests include (language) philosophy; cultural studies; world film, music, and literature; (post)colonial history; and […]

Our Common Present: Energy, Economy, Environment and Ethics

Seventh year of international interdisciplinary conference focused on economic, environmental, social and ethical issues of energy production and consumption. Morning section will be held in English, afternoon sections in Czech language. The event is opened to students and academics of University of South Bohemia and other universities, as well as to visitors from NGOs, state […]

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Helena Znojemská: „The Franks Casket and the Appositive Style“

In his seminal book, Beowulf and the Appositive Style, Fred C. Robinson presented the complex structure of the epic as a creative application, on a large scale, of the principle underlying the Old English poetic technique of variation. Since then, the semantically open juxtaposition of contrastive, parallel or subtly modified statements has been traced and […]

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Dr Mark Nixon: Samuel Beckett – The Manuscripts and the Library

Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Centre for Irish Studies invite you to a lecture “Samuel Beckett: The Manuscripts and the Library” by Dr Mark Nixon (University of Reading). Mark Nixon is Associate Professor at the Department of English Literature and Beckett Fellow at the University of Reading in the UK. He is also a […]

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Professor Andrew Higson: Contemporary European Cinema and Television Drama

Contemporary European Cinema and Television Drama Teacher: Professor Andrew Higson (University of York, UK) Date: 27. – 29. 3. 2017 Times: 27.3. 12.30 – 15.45 / 28.3. 15.50 – 19.05 / 29.3. 12.30 – 15.45 Room: 429 Coordinator: Mgr. Jindřiška Bláhová, Ph.D. (contact email for registration and inquiries jindriska.blahova@ff.cuni.cz) This module will explore current trends […]

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Pragestt: Prager germanistische Studententagung

Am 24. und 25. März 2017 findet bereits der siebte Jahrgang der Prager Germanistischen Studententagung statt. PRAGESTT bietet eine offene Plattform für wissenschaftliches Treffen junger Germanisten, wo vor allem die Ergebnisse der Bachelor-, Master- und Dissertationsarbeiten sowie anderer wissenschaftlicher Projekte präsentiert und diskutiert werden. Die Themen der Konferenzbeiträge ergeben sich aus drei Schwerpunkten – der Literaturwissenschaft, der synchronen und […]

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Prof. Pura Nieto (Brown University): Homer: The Intimacy of battle and a lion’s heart

As Emily Vermeule, Jean-Pierre Vernant and other scholars have demonstrated, in Greek, and more precisely in Homeric poetry, encounters of warriors on the battlefield and meetings of lovers in amorous contexts are described with the same language and images. An unarmed, defeated warrior may, for example, be compared to a woman. But there are many […]

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Prof. David Konstan (NYU): Remorse: The Origins of a Moral Idea

It is commonly supposed that the interrelated notions of guilt, remorse, penitence, and forgiveness are specific to the Judeo-Christian tradition. Did the Greeks and Romans in the pre-Christian era have a concept of remorse? If not, when and how did it arise? The problem is complicated because there was no change in terminology; rather, old […]

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Middle East Movie Night

Commented screening of the documentary movie “Crossing the Bridge”, directed by Faith Akın (2005). Hosted by Ebru Akcasu and Michal Láznička, Institute of the Near Eastern and African Studies, Faculty of Arts.

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Karoline Kjesrud: “From the Mother of God to the Mother of Mary”

Mary was the most important saint in European Middle Ages. Texts and images from all over Europe are depicting her in different positions indicating that people have perceived her differently in various contexts and periods of time. In this talk I would like to ask how a development in Mary’s positions can reflect societal and […]

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Prof. Pura Nieto (Brown University): Female choruses in Pindar

Although the original performance of Pindaric poetry is still an open question, there are good reasons to understand the compositions as intended for choral performance. The numerous references to the chorus that the poems themselves include always address it as a group of men. Nevertheless, and in contrast to this, there are also several female […]

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Sarah James: “The Friar, the Saint, and the Miraculous Image”

In the 1440s the Norfolk-based Austin Friar John Capgrave completed his Life of St Katherine of Alexandria. Unlike earlier English versions of the Katharine legend, Capgrave’s 8624-line poem gives extensive coverage to the saint’s childhood, education and mystical marriage before providing a lengthy account of her passio, and provides us with a level of detail […]

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Representation and Crisis of Democracy

14:00 – 15:30  What makes representative democracy democratic? Milan Znoj (FF UK) Political Will and Public Opinion: from Hegel to Democracy Ľubica Kobová (FHS UK) Political Judgment and the Role of Exemplar: A Case for Democratic Representation  Markéta Mottlová (FF UK) Representative turn: new way of thinking about relationship between representation and democracy 16:00 – […]

Kateřina Horníčková: “Earned in Translation? The Antichrist Cycle in the Velislav Bible and the Representation of the Intellectual Community”

Pictorial hagiographic narrative plays one of the key roles in the medieval Christian imagination and didactics. Analysis of pictorial cycles is, however, traditionally focused just on following the extent of their connections to textual models. The prevailing view is that the pictorial legend can simply be ʻreadʼ as a story, like some kind of medieval […]

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Faculty of Education & Faculty of Arts Annual Ball

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Alixe Bovey: “The Smithfield Decretals: The Art of Storytelling in Fourteenth-Century London”

In the 1340s, a London lawyer acquired a substantial, second-hand law book, and commissioned an ambitious programme of images to fill almost all of its 600-odd margins. Most of these marginal images have nothing whatsoever to do with the legal text: instead, they take the form of lively narratives, recounting stories involving saints, sinners, romantic […]

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