PhDr. Matthew Sweney, Ph.D.

PhDr. Matthew Sweney, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
PhDr. Matthew Sweney, Ph.D.
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Assistant Professor
585 633 131
,tř. Svobody 26,779 00 Olomouc
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He also translates from Czech to English, especially poetry. (At present working on collections by Ivan Blatný, Petr Mikeš, Alena Slepičková, and Vít Kremlička.) He works with the British Council and Irish Embassy to promote visiting writers to Olomouc, where the international Poetry without Borders festival is held every October. He considers Raymond Chandler the greatest American novelist of the 20th century.



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Recent publications include:

  • Editor (with Michal Peprník). (Mis)reading Postmodern. The Politics of Fiction and the Fiction of Politics. Olomouc: Palacky University Press,2003.
  • Editor. Graham, Caroline. Psáno krví. [Written in Blood]. Prague:Knížní Klub, 2003.
  • Editor. Graham, Caroline. Smrt v převleku. [Death in Disguise]. Prague:Knížní Klub, 2002..
  • Afterword. Vítr z Narragansettu: Antologie poezie z Nové Anglie [Windfrom Narragansett: An Anthology of Contemporary New England Poetry].Prague: fra, 2002.
  • Editor (with Michal Peprník), Spirituality and Religion In America.Olomouc: Palacky University Press, 2002.

Recently published translations:

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