University Professor

Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts

Palacký University

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Email: michal.peprnik@upol.cz 

Phone:  +420 585633113


Bio sketch:

Michal Peprnik is Professor of American literature and literary theory at the Department of English and American Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc, where he has been teaching since 1992. He is currently the President of the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies. His publications include three monographs in Czech and one textbook of critical theories: Metamorphosis as a Cultural Metaphor (2003); The Topos of the Forest in American Literature (2005); James Fenimore Cooper’s Early Novels: Topological Beginnings of the American Novel (2011). He has also published a number of articles in English in journals and edited collections. His main fields of research are space, place, topos, literary representations of Native American in 19th century American literature, and the literature of the fantastic.