Charles University - Faculty of Arts - UAA

Welcome to the CIS home page.

The Centre aims to study and research Irish literature and culture in the European and global contexts. Our focus is chiefly on modern Irish writing in English, Irish theatre and film, and the resonance of contemporary critical theory. Attention is also paid to older traditions of writing from Ireland, and to the Irish language. Many of our activities strive to contribute to the development of existing links between the Irish and Czech cultures and the forging of new ones.
Irish Studies runs as an autonomous programme within the MA in English and American Studies. A limited number of course are also offered within the BA programme in English and American Studies. In addition to that, postgraduate work is sought in the areas of the Centre’s staff expertise.
Applications for the MA as well as PhD level are welcome from both Czech and international students – feel free to contact us for more details at any time.

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Forthcoming events:

Lectures by
Prof. Margaret Kelleher
(National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Monday, 8th December, 9.10, Room 111
/1st floor, FF UK main building, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1.
View poster;
and Dr. John Walsh (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Wednesday, 10th December, 18.30, Room 111
/1st floor, FF UK main building, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1.
View poster.

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The Centre for Irish Studies would like to acknowledge the assistance of Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland who have generously supported a number of the activities of the Centre. The teaching of the Irish language is funded from a Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Ireland grant. Research is supported by Czech Ministry of Education grant “Foundations of the Modern World as Reflected by Literature and Philosophy” (MSM 0021620824). Our special thanks are due to the Embassy of Ireland to the Czech Republic, and all our associates whose encouragement and enthusiasm has been of no small value.