Department of English and American Studies

Welcome to the Department of English and American Studies!
Jan Firbas, lecturing.

On March 25, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of prof. Jan Firbas.

Read more about Jan Firbas


An article and further texts in Czech are found on the Faculty of Arts page.

Open House — anytime


The official Open House took place on Jan 22–23, 2021. However, all videos and other information about our programmes remains available. Even though the page is in Czech, most links (except videos) take you to pages that have also an English version.

You can also check out the online IDEAS Students’ Conference on May 22, 2021, organized by the ESC/APE students’ club.

You can get acquainted with the Department members as well as our doctoral students on our profiles pages.
Our student already? Do not hesitate to contact us with questions and suggestions. Together, we will see through these difficult times. Also, follow our Facebook (see the window on the right) and the activities of the English Students’ Club — ESCApe.

Important Dates and Events

Teaching period 1 March 2021 – 28 May 2021
Reading Week 5–9 Apr 2021
Submission of final theses 16 May 2021 23:59:59
BA Entrance Exams Written part (TSP): 24 Apr
Oral Exams: 2–3 May 2021
Students’ Conference IDEAS 22 May 2021
Beginning of Exam Period 31 May 2021
BA State Exams – written Written part: 16–18 June 2021
Defences: 21.–22. June 2021
MA Entrance Exams 23–25 June 2021
MA Defences and State Exams 28–30 June 2021
ESSE 2021 Conference, Lyon

30 Aug – 3 Sep 2021
Beginning of Autumn Semester (Orientation Week) 13 Sep 2021

The photo above shows a part of our Department history: it comes from the 50th Anniversary of The Gypsywood Players, the theatre company of the Department. The picture is five years old, so the company is 55 this year, but there will be no re-union — and this year’s performance is also suspended.
Pending is an even more important anniversary – 100 years of the Department itself. Our first professor was, indeed, appointed 100 years ago. However, regular teaching only started in 2021. This is why we decided to hold off the celebrations, hoping that the situation will be back to normal next academic year.

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