Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 2013)


James Fenimore Cooper as a Western Author and the 1920 Film Adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans
Michal Peprník

“I Will Pay That Price as a Poet to Speak My Truth”: Feminism, Activism, and the Historical Moment of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls
Christopher Tucker

Playing in the Dark and Dirt: Dorothy Allison’s Bastard out of Carolina and Tomboyism in the American South
Veronika Klusáková

Translation and Therapy: Susan Howatch’s St Benet’s Trilogy
Suzanne Bray

The Sense(s) of Place in British Columbian and Californian Nature Writing
Petr Kopecký

Men of Honor: William Alexander Percy and Ernest Hemingway as Gentlemen Soldiers
Clara Juncker


A Century under the Spirit of Mark Twain, 1910–2010, edited by Ramona Demarcsek, Minodora Barbul, and Ligia Tomoiagă
(reviewed by Dana Straková)

Jewishness as Humanism in Bernard Malamud’s Fiction, by Michaela Náhliková
(reviewed by Alena Smiešková)

Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 2012)


P. L. Travers, Walt Disney, and the Making of Mary Poppins
M. Thomas Inge

Barry Hannah: In the Academy but Not of It
Brad Vice

Growing Up Barbadian American: Assimilation, Ethnicity and Identity in Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall
Šárka Bubíková

Tipping the History: Gender Performances and Costumes That Matter in Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet
Michaela Weiss

Pop Music and Politics in Drama: Stewart Parker and Tom Stoppard
Ondřej Pilný

Nostalgia and Condemnation of the Past in Post-Stalinist Czech Novels
Joanna Diane Caytas


E pluribus unum or E pluribus plura? Unity and Diversity in American Culture, edited by Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, David Mauk, and Ole Moen
(reviewed by Gregory Jason Bell)

Reading Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, edited by Velichka D. Ivanova
(reviewed by Josef Jařab)

The Death of the Critic, by Rónán McDonald
(reviewed by Michal Kleprlík)

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2011)


James Fenimore Cooper as a War Novelist
Jozef Pecina

For a Breath of Air: Scottishness in the Writing of Kathleen Jamie
Pavlína Flajšarová

The Assertion of Body for a Sense of Place in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams
Jiannan Tang

Lillian Smith, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights and American Democracy
Constante González Groba

“Almost a Western”: The Deep South as the Mythic West in William Gay’s The Long Home
Thomas Ærvold Bjerre


Le Sud au Cinéma: de The Birth of a Nation à Cold Mountain, edited by Marie Liénard-Yeterian and Taïna Tuhkunen (reviewed by Veronika Klusáková)

The California Crucible: Literary Harbingers of Deep Ecology, by Petr Kopecký (reviewed by Randall Roorda)

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2011)


Reconfiguring Gender Roles in Russian-German Imaginary Families
Patricia Anne Simpson

Bonding and Moving On: Southern Female Companions in Motion (Pictures)
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis

From Heteroglossia to Worldmaking: Fictions of Robert Burns and Iain (M.) Banks
Martin Procházka

Žižek’s Act and the Literary Example
Tereza Stejskalová

Compliance Versus Defiance: The Characters’ Response to Social Structures in Alasdair Gray’s Lanark and 1982 Janine
Markéta Gregorová


Still in Print: The Southern Novel Today, edited by Jan Nordby Gretlund (reviewed by Michael Madsen)

Reflections of Trauma in Selected Works of Postwar American and British Literature, by Stanislav Kolář, Zuzana Buráková, and Katarína Šandorová (reviewed by Michaela Weiß)

Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall 2010)


Polk County: Zora Neale Hurston’s Black South and the Quest for a “real Negro theater”
Diana Rosenhagen

Putting the Dynamic Past to Everyday Use in the Fiction of Southern Women Writers
Julia Sattler

Putting the Dynamic Past to Everyday Use in the Fiction of Southern Women Writers
Constante González Groba

Black and White Identity in Today’s Southern Novel
Jan Nordby Gretlund

Memories of Child Abuse in Jim Grimsley’s Dan Crell Trilogy
Roman Trušník

Theater of Identity: The Buddha of Suburbia
Radek Glabazňa

Showing Faith: Catholicism in American TV Series
John Andreas Fuchs


Pursue the Illusion: Problems of Public Poetry in America, by Astrid Franke (reviewed by Jiří Flajšar)

Literary Childhoods: Growing Up in British and American Literature, edited by Šárka Bubíková (reviewed by Ema Jelínková)

Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 2010)


Heretical Capital: Walter Benjamin’s Cult Status in Cultural and Theoretical History
Erik S. Roraback

To State the Problem Correctly: Facing the Black Tickets in Jayne Anne Phillips’s Machine Dreams
James Grove

Ideal Carer: The Contemporary Southern White Elite Matron in Peter Taylor’s Short Stories
Beata Zawadka

Peter Ackroyd’s First Light: Not Altogether Barren Ancestry
Martina Vránová

The Myth of King Arthur and its Czech Reception
Jaroslav Peprník

Queering the Family: Kinship, Blood Relations and Marriage in Showtime’s Queer as Folk
Marianne Kongerslev


A Historical Guide to James Fenimore Cooper, edited by Leland S. Person (reviewed by Michal Peprník)

Edgar G. Ulmer: Essays on the King of the B’s, edited by Bernd Herzogenrath (reviewed by Martina Knápková)

The Return of Král Majáles: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990–2010; An Anthology, edited by Louis Armand (reviewed by Matthew Sweney)

Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 2009)

Living Cultural Plurality: A Tribute to Josef Jařab
Michal Peprník and Marcel Arbeit

Josef Jařab
Heinz Ickstadt

Josef Jařab: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1966–2009
Marcel Arbeit

Not on Native GroundsNot on Native Grounds
Werner Sollors

Multicultural Optimism or the Potential Joys of Otherness
Šárka Bubíková

Ethnicity and Some Other Aspects of Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep
Stanislav Kolář

Jazz, Poetry, Ethnicity, and Democracy in the Work of Gary Snyder
Petr Kopecký

Breathing out the Words of a Different World: American Indian Authors Writing in English
Alexandra Hubáčková

Frictions in the City: Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing vs. Paul Haggis’ Crash
Tomáš Pospíšil


Time Refigured: Myths, Foundation Texts & Imagined Communities, edited by Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný (reviewed by Radek Glabazňa)

Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the United States, edited by Antonis Balasopoulos, Gesa Mackenthun, and Theodora Tsimpouki (reviewed by Jan Burda)


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