International Students 

Are you interested in media and culture? Do you want to learn more about film, theatre, television, and radio? At our department, you can study them either in a combined form, or you can fully focus on a particular field. Leading our students to critical thinking about media, we underscore that to understand culture and media means to perceive them in the social, historical, and material context. Moreover, you will learn a great deal about Czech culture and experience it.

Exchange students can attend various courses in English at our department. You can choose between analysis seminars, theoretical discussions, lectures on media and theatre history, or practice-oriented workshops. You’re also very welcome to consult any of your research interests with the members of our department.

Furthermore, our department participates in the organization of many film and performance festivals (such as Academia Film Olomouc, PAF, and the Flora Theatre Festival) and every Wednesday, our students host screenings organized by the film club Pastiche Filmz. These and many other department-related events provide great opportunities to discover both classic pieces and current tendencies in performance and audiovisual culture.

 

Winter semester 2021

  • The Way Hollywood Sees Us: Czech (and Slavic) Identities in US Cinema (KDU/SDFC, KDU/FHA) – Milan Hain
  • Contemporary screenwriting research (KDU/CIRF) – Jan Černík, Alexandra Ksenofontova, Patrik Mravik
  • Analyzing comfort TV (KDU/CIRTR) – Jana Jedličková
  • Medieval Performance: Theatre Without a Stage (KDU/TPTS, KDU/FETP, KDU/SSDC) – Eliška Kubartová

Summer semester 2022

  • Audio documentary podcast production (KDU/OPRHB, KDU/OPRF) – Brit Jensen
  • Hollywood and Women (KDU/FAE) – Peter Krämer
  • Contemporary Czech Theatre and Performance/Theatre and Performance analysis/Světové divadlo F: Ethos of the performer in contemporary polish theatre (KDU/CCTP, KDU/PA, KDU/SVDF) – Mariusz Bartosiak
  • Television and Radio Analysis: Analyzing Comfort TV (KDU/TRA) – Jana Jedličková
  • Contemporary Czech Theatre and Performance: Central European Theatre Avant-Guardes (KDU/CCTP) – Martin Bernátek
  • Film Analysis B (KDU/FAB) – Milan Hain

Staff Office Hours

Our faculty members are happy to discuss your research topics in the areas of their expertise (and beyond). Do not hesitate to contact them via email.

FILM STUDIES 

doc. Mgr. Luboš Ptáček, Ph.D. lubos.ptacek@upol.cz 
Czechoslovak Cinema | Film Theory | Ideology and Film | Film and History | Theory of Adaptation  

Mgr. Petr Bilík, Ph.D. petr.bilik@upol.cz 
Czech Cinema | Festival Management | Public Relations | Oral History | Creative Industries 

Mgr. Milan Hain, Ph.D. milan.hain@upol.cz 
US Film Industry | Classical Hollywood | Star Studies | Industry Studies | Producers Studies | Exile Cinema | Film Noir 

Mgr. Michal Sýkora, Ph.D. michal.sykora@upol.cz 
Contemporary Literature | Crime Fiction Studies | Adaptation Studies | Creative Writing 

Mgr. Jan Černík, Ph.D. jan.cernik@upol.cz 
Screenwriting studies | Production studies | Czechoslovak Cinema | Film Theory | Philosophy and Film | New Cinema History

THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES 

Mgr. Martin Bernátek, Ph.D. martin.bernatek@upol.cz 
Modernism and Avant-garde Studies | Contemporary Performing Arts| Intermediality in Theatre and Performance | Scenography and Visuality in Theatre | Theatre and Performance Theories | New Cinema History

Mgr. Eliška Kubartová, Ph.D. eliska.kubartova@upol.cz 
Roman Theatre | Medieval Performance | Medieval Theatre | Plautus | Curculio | Planctus Mariae | Marian Lament 

Mgr. Lukáš Kubina lukas.kubina@upol.cz 
Theatricality and Performativity of Cultural Performances | Performativity of Direct Action in the Social Movement | Communist Festivities | History of Post-war Theatre | Radical Theatre | Theory of Performativity 

Mgr. Jitka Pavlišová, Ph.D. jitka.pavlisova@upol.cz  

RADIO AND TELEVISION STUDIES 

doc. Tomáš Jirsa, Ph.D. tomas.jirsa@upol.cz 
Media Theory and Media Philosophy| Literature and the Visual Arts | Music Video Studies | Cultural Affect Studies |Contemporary Audiovisual Arts| 

Mgr. Jakub Korda, Ph.D. jakub.korda@upol.cz 
Television studies | Genre studies | Factual television | Television theory

 Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Jedličková, Ph.D. jana.jedlickova@upol.cz 
TV Studies| TV and Convergence | Online TV | Creative Industries and Television | Contemporary TV Trends |TV Studies and Theory of Representation| TV Studies and Gender | TV Studies and Queer Theory 

doc. Andrea Hanáčková, Ph.D. andrea.hanackova@upol.cz 
Radio and Sound Studies| Theory of Adaptation | Genre Theory 

Mgr. Tomáš Bojda, Ph.D. tomas.bojda@upol.cz 
Fiction radio production | Theory of radio production | Radio directing and radio acting | History of Czechoslovak radio | Theory of radio adaptation and adaptation dramaturgy | Radio drama of the sixties 

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