Education and research
Institute for Czech Literature at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd ČR)
The research activities of the Institute focus on the theory and history of Czech literature from its inception until the present. A special emphasis is placed on theoretical lexicography, phraseology, literary and historical research projects in the field of Czech literature in its broadest sense and literary theoretical analyses drawing largely from 20th century resources. The Institute provides information and consultation services within the literary theoretical realm.
Praha, Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Praha 1
T +420 234 612 111
Brno, Květná 8, 603 00 Brno
T +420 543 211 868
Department of Czech Literature and Literary Theory, Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Ústav české literatury a literární vědy Filozofické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy)
Czech Literature and Comparative Literature courses are offered by the Department.
Department of Czech Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University (Katedra bohemistiky Filozofické fakulty Univerzity Palackého)
The Department offers several courses including Czech Philology, Czech Philology with Specialization in Editorial Work in Mass Media, General Linguistics and Theory of Communication.
Křížkovského 10, 771 80 Olomouc
T +420 585 633 143
F +420 585 229 162
Department of Czech Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia (Ústav bohemistiky Filozofické fakulty Jihočeské univerzity)
The Department runs the following accredited undergraduate courses: Czech Studies and a combined programme of Czech Studies and Czech for Foreigners. Aside from its undergraduate courses, it also offers a follow-up graduate programme in Czech Studies and a postgraduate programme (Phd) in History of Modern Czech Literature which is a joint programme in cooperation with the Institute for Czech Literature at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Branišovská 31a, 370 05 České Budějovice
T +420 387 774 808
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Ústav české literatury a knihovnictví Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity)
The Department’s curriculum and research encompasses a thorough history of Czech literature, children’s literature, theory of literature and tuition of Czech language and literature. Aside from the aforementioned, the department staff also teach Czech for Foreigners and Scientific Information and Library Studies and lecture at the Summer School of Slavonic Studies (http://lsss.ff.cuni.cz) and the University of the Third Age (series of lectures for the elderly).
Department of Czech Literature, Literary Theory and History of Art, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava (Katedra české literatury, literární vědy a dějin umění Filozofické fakulty Ostravské univerzity)
The Department consists of two sub-departments. The Department of Czech Literature and Literary Theory offers courses focused on the history of Czech literature, literary theory and comparative literature. It provides education to students in a specialized field of study as well as aspiring teachers of Czech language and literature at secondary schools – both in structured undergraduate and subsequent graduate programmes, while the Department of History of Art offers art theory courses as part of its Bachelor‘s degree History of Art with a Specialization in the Care of Historical Monuments and Technical Sites and the Master‘s programme Cultural History.
Institute of Czech Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
Czech for Foreigners and specialized courses for visiting researchers and postgraduate students from European universities are offered by the institution. The Institute also organizes the Summer School of Slavonic Studies.
Department of Czech Literature, Pedagogical Faculty, Masaryk University (Katedra české literatury Pedagogické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity)
The Department provides the following courses: Teaching (1st grade at primary schools), Teaching (2nd grade at primary schools) and Secondary School Teacher Education. As part of its lifelong education, it runs a joint programme, Czech Language and Literature for Secondary Schools, to improve teachers’ qualifications
Department of Czech Language and Literature, Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University (Katedra českého jazyka a literatury Pedagogické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy)
M. D. Rettigové 4, 116 39 Praha 1
T +420 221 900 161
Department of Czech Studies and Library Science, Faculty of Arts and Natural Sciences, Silesian University, Opava (Ústav bohemistiky a knihovnictví Filozoficko-Přírodovědecké fakulty Slezské univerzity v Opavě)
Masarykova třída 37, 746 01 Opava
T +420 553 684 419
Department of Czech Studies, Pedagogical Faculty, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně (Katedra bohemistiky Pedagogické fakulty Univerzity Jana Evangelisty Purkyně)
České mládeže 8, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem a Hoření 13, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem
T +420 475 283 111, +420 475 282 111
Josef Škvorecký Literary Academy (Literární akademie − Soukromá vysoká škola Josefa Škvoreckého)
The Academy offers Bachelor’s (Creative Writing and Journalism; Media & Communication) and Master’s courses (Creative Writing; Creative Writing – Non-Fiction; Creative Writing – Editorial; Media & Communication).
Institute for Regional Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
A research institute focused on the issue of regions, taking into consideration literary and art theory traditions. In a wider scientific scope, it examines the inter-ethnic aspect, linking literature to folklore, culture and history in general. The Department’s team is primarily composed of literary researchers and art historians. Among the main research objectives of the Department are the study of regions in the Czech and Central European context as well as their inspiring role in cultural and artistic work. Its research activities centre on the cultural and historical development of the region of Silesia and northeastern Moravia.