The colloquium is organized by the Department of English and American
Studies at Palacký University, by the Czech and Slovak Association for
American Studies, and by Conference Center of Palacký University. It is
part of the European Science Foundation grant project “Literature and
Film without Borders: Dislocation and Relocation in a Plural Space”
(CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0150) and has the support of the U.S. Embassy in
The symposium is held in a highly attractive, historical city of Olomouc
with a well-preserved Renaissance and Baroque historical centre, second
largest to Prague. Palacký University is situated in the center of the
old town. It is the second oldest university in the Czech lands.
Olomouc is easily accessible by express trains from Prague (ca 2 hours),
Vienna or Ostrava.
The format of the Colloquium gives space to one longer plenary paper in
the morning (60 minutes) followed by two or three shorter presentations
(20-minute paper and 10-minute discussion). The afternoon session
consists of two 90-minute sessions each having three speakers. The
lecturers are encouraged to take a wider and more general perspective in
order to address a larger audience, consisting of university teachers of
American Studies, American Literature, or English language, and
postgraduate and graduate students. The evening program consists of
films, poetry readings, city tours and other activities.
Accommodation & Costs
Accommodation is provided for in a decent student dormitory near the
city centre. The price varies according to number of beds (single/twin
room), the average price is 10€/5€ pppn. You can make your selection
when filling out the application form. Olomouc offers countless
opportunities for accommodation in case you are looking for a private
place to stay. Unfortunately, we are unable to cover your travel costs.
Application form available
here. Please kindly return to Mrs.
Hana Kroupova (hana.kroupova(at)upol.cz)
by September 10.
Deadline for participants' accommodation
is September 10, 2012.
- 900 CZK (35 EUR)
- Czech participants can get full
support (free accommodation, free registration) - ca 25 people
The fee includes: welcome reception and
farewell dinner, two lunches, coffee breaks, volume of papers from previous events,
volume of edited (selected and extended) papers from this year's event.
Application form available
It is advisable to ask the aid of the American embassy in your
A selection of revised papers presented at the symposium will be
included in a collective monograph to be edited by the organizers and
published by the Palacky University.
For further information please contact the program coordinator Lukáš
The colloquium is part of the ESF project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0150:
Literatura a film bez hranic: Dislokace a relokace v pluralitním
The colloquium is organized with the kind support of the US Embassy in
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