Department of English and American Studies (KAA)

About the Department of English and American Studies (KAA):

The Department is as old as the re-established university. It started its educational and research activities in 1946 as one of the topmost institutions pursuing the classical model of modern philology, comprising language, literature and cultural studies. This profile has been maintained to the present. In the current European educational context the scope of its interest has been broadened by the offer of applied and theoretically less rigorous programmes, such as English for Translation and Interpreting.

Number of teaching staff: 28

Number of students: BA and MA: 700; PhD: 40

Main research areas:

Language: All fields of English linguistics, particularly experimental phonetics, phonetics and phonemics, formal grammar, functional grammar, lexical semantics, stylistics, lexicology, lexicography, translation studies, pragmatics.

Literature: All fields of English and American literature, with special interests in literature of the American South, African-American literature, Romanticism, Postmodernism, British and American poetry, British and American novel, Irish and Canadian literature and film, bibliography of American literature, science-fiction, British and American Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies.

Department members

Department Chair: doc. Ludmila Veselovská, tel: +420 58563 3101, email:

Secretary: ing. Kamila Večeřová, tel: +420 58563 3103, fax: +420 58563 3103,email:


Section Chairs:

Literature: prof. Michal Peprník

Linguistics: dr. Šárka Šimáčková

Translation Studies: Mgr. Ondřej Molnár

Cultural Studies: dr. Pavlína Flajšarová


Erasmus Plus Programme Co-ordinatordr. Markéta Janebová, tel: +420 58563 3131, email:

CEEPUSInter-American studies: dr. Mathew Sweney, tel: +420 58563 3131,  email:

CEEPUS: e-bologna translation studies: dr. Veronika Prágerová, tel: +420 58563 3215, email:


More information about the present-state KAA can be found in the remaining sections of this website. If you are a prospective student from abroad and want to learn about studying at KAA you can visit the section Prospective Foreign Students. The section Study Programme is primarily intended for current KAA students. Academics and researchers will probably find useful information in sections Department Members and Academics and Research. The section Party Zone gives a chance to feel the great spirit of KAA.

Contact Information

Postal address:

Department of English and American Studies
Palacký University Olomouc

Křížkovského 10

Olomouc  771 80

Czech Republic

!!! During the reconstruction of the Křížkovského 10 building, the department is located at Třída Svobody 26, Olomouc  771 80  (show map)

tel. (secretary): +420 58 563 3103
fax: +420 58 56 3101

e-mail (secretary):

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