Research projects

Current research projects:

Research into representations of intercultural contacts in Czech travelogue texts from the Mediterranean up to 1918, using digital humanities; akronym: DIGEOCAT & Lib. (12/2022 - 12/2025, Cooperation partnership in higher education Erasmus+ (2022-1-CZ01-KA220-HED-000085765), principal investigator

Applicant organisation: Palacký University Olomouc (Faculty of Arts / Faculty of Science) 

Partner organisations: Universita degli studi di Udine, Univesidad de Granada, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Moravská zemská knihovna v Brně 

The main objective of the project is to create an innovative digital humanities tool, specifically a digital library of travelogue texts accessible online, which will be interactively connected with a digital multi-thematic atlas via themes focusing on intercultural contact.

Czech adaptations of Robinson Crusoe and their role in Czech culture and society since the end of the 18th century (4/2020-6/2023, GA ČR 20-03868S), principal investigator  

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) was an important milestone in the development of European culture, which influenced the formation of the identity of modern Western civilisation. Since the Czech readership became acquainted with the novel at the end of the 18th century, it has been published in dozens of different adaptations; the exact translation was published only in 1920. These adaptations have transformed Defoe's story according to the social norms and values of the respective periods, moving away from the British colonial culture of Defoe's time, and taking into consideration the publishing aims and targeted readership. Adaptations differ at both the narrative and discoursive level and, in this way, they reflect changes in the values of Czech society and culture since the 19th century. Informed by cultural narratology, our intention is to examine Czech adaptations of the novel and their role within the context of Czech culture. 

Main accomplished scientific projects: 

2023 IGA grant project (IGA_FF_2023_040) Intersections of Theoretical-Methodological Approaches in Contemporary Czech Studies, co-investigator

2022 IGA grant project (IGA_FF_2022_ 038) Czech Studies - From Tradition to Digitalisation (from Past to Present), co-investigator

2021 IGA grant project (IGA_FF_2021_ 027) Characteristics of Contemporary Czech Studies, co-investigator

2020 IGA grant project (IGA_FF_2020_ 021) Czech Studies: Literary nad Linguistic Overlaps and Interpretations, co-investigator

2019 IGA grant project (IGA_FF_2019_ 013) Czech Studies - Challenges and Issues in Contemporary Humanities, co-investigator

2018-21 ESF grant project Learning Through Story (CZ.02.3.68/0.0/0.0/16_032/0008094), expert

2017 IGA grant project (IGA_FF_2017_ 037) Implementation of New Methods and Knowledge in Linguistic and Literary Theory Research, co-investigator

2012-15 ESF grant project Literature and Film without Frontiers: dislocation and relocation in pluralist space (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0150), co-investigator

2012 IGA grant project (FF_2012_ 432100681) Novels by Josef Galík, principal investigator

2009-12 ESF grant project Czech Studies: a field of study for the third millennium (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/07.0020), co-investigator