Mgr. Denisa Krásná, BA (Hons), Ph.D.

Department of English and American Studies


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Person-Related Identification Information
  • Mgr. Denisa Krásná, 12 March 1993
Department
  • Department of English and American Studies
    Faculty of Arts
    Masaryk University
    Arne Nováka 1
    60200 Brno
    Czech Republic
Employment - Position
  • doctoral student
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • September 2018 - present: PhD in "Literatures in English" - Department of English and American Studies, MUNI, Brno, Czech Republic
  • September 2017 - present: BA programme "Language Studies with French and Spanish" - The Open University of Scotland, United Kingdom
  • September 2016 - June 2018: Master's programme "North-American Culture Studies" - Department of English and American Studies, MUNI, Brno, Czech Republic
  • September 2013 - June 2016: Bachelor's programme "Spanish Language and Literature" - Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, MUNI, Brno, Czech Republic
  • September 2012 - January 2016: Bachelor's programme "English Language and Literature" - Department of English and American Studies, MUNI, Brno, Czech Republic
Employment
  • March 2017 - July 2017: Research Assistant in Cascadia Cross-Border Law, 1305 11th Street, Suite 301, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • August 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017: Fringe and the International Festival staff in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • 2014 - now: English, Spanish and French Private Tutor, Czech Republic, Spain, Scotland, USA
Teaching Activities
  • AJ04001 Introduction to Literary Studies (seminar)
  • AJ17076/AJ27082 O say, can you smell? American Studies as Olfactory Studies Teacher
  • AJ17057 Blackness in American Film
  • AJ18088 Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Identity
Research Activities and Interests
  • Vegan studies / critical animal studies / decolonial animal ethic
  • North American Indigenous Writers
  • Contemporary Canadian literature
  • Contemporary American literature
  • Indigenous feminism
  • Gender violence
  • Resistance literature
  • Artivism
  • Eco-justice, ecocide, environmental activism
  • Indigenous resistance movements
  • Radical politics
  • Anarcha-Indigenism
  • Counternarratives
  • Cross-cultural narratives
  • Chicana literature
  • Testimonios
  • Dystopian sci-fi literature/anarchist fiction (e.g. Ursula K. Le Guin)
  • British literature: J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, J.K. Rowling, Romanticism, Charles Dickens, Ian Rankin
Internship and stays for the purpose of study or work
  • September 2019 - December 2019: Research at ECOSUR, Mexico with a grant from the mexican government ("Beca de Excelencia para Extranjeros"
  • March-July 2017: Research Assistant in Cascadia Cross-Border Law, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • 2023/01/09 – 2023/03/05: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Other programs, USA
    • In total, I will spend 8 weeks at the University of Hawaii (January 9 – March 5). My first goal for this stay is to finalize my dissertation with the help of local resources and local researchers and Native writers and activists who have a first-hand experience and knowledge of the current issues in Hawaii. I also believe that meeting with Kristiana Kahakauwila will immensely enrich my academic work and will give me the opportunity to conduct more ethical research. My second goal is to learn from Dr Craig Howes who is an expert on life writing and who will be able to help me with questions of methodology and will guide me through the process of publishing life writing narratives. It is my hope and belief that at the end of my stay I will be equipped with the necessary tools to publish my planned book.
  • 2023/01/05 – 2023/01/08: Modern Language Association, San Francisco, Other programs, USA
    • Active participation (2 presentations) at one of the biggest and most prestigious international conferences in languages and linguistics.
  • 2022/03/19 – 2022/04/27: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Other programs, CAN
    • Zahraniční výzkumná stáž na University of British Columbia pod vedením Dr Laury Moss (Department of English). Kromě práce na své dizertaci budu na UBC primárně sbírat zdroje pro můj projekt na "decolonial outdoor narratives" podporovaný IGA grantem.
    • CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/19_073/0016
  • 2022/03/09 – 2022/03/14: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, Other programs, USA
    • Mezinárodní konference v USA "NeMLA's 53rd Annual Convention" pořádaná Northeast Modern Language Association ve spolupráci s University of Buffalo. Konference nese název a téma CARE a bude se soustředit na ekokritická témata. Na konferenci budu mít 12.3. prezentaci nesoucí název "'Decolonize Your Diet': Decolonial Animal Ethic in Eden Robinson’s Trickster Trilogy". Na konferenci se budu navíc aktivně podílet na dvou workshopech, " The Hate U Give: Using the College Novel to Teach Antiracist Pedagogy" a "Latinx Social Justice Collective: Disrupting Academic Colonial Discourse".
    • CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/19_073/0016
  • 2021/11/06 – 2021/11/06: University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Other programs, ESP
    • Měsíční výzkumný pobyt v knihovně na Universidad de La Laguna v Tenerife, pod vedením Dr. Evy Darias-Beautell, která je expertkou v mém oboru (kanadská kultura a literatura). Od pobytu si slibuji posunutí práce na dizertaci, především pak doladění finální struktury a primárních konceptů po konzultaci s Dr. Darias-Beautell, která mi již poskytla cenné rady ohledně metodologie minulý semestr přes Zoom. Díky přístupu do knihovny ULL navíc obohatím dizertaci o nové sekundární zdroje.
  • 2019/09/10 – 2019/12/15: Southern Border College, Chetumal, Freemover, MEX
    • Výzkumný pobyt za účelem sesbírání materiálů pro dizertační práci. Výzkum bude realizován převážně na univerzitě ECOSUR v Chetumalu a San Cristóbalu de las Casas, ve státě Chiapas, ale také částečně v hlavním městě Ciudad de México a v severní části Mexika. Hlavním cílem je navštívení zapatistickách komunit, kooperativ a jiných hnutí a organizací původních obyvatel Mexika ve spolupráci s mexickou univerzitou.
  • 2017/01/04 – 2017/06/19: Western Washington University, Bellingham, ISEP, USA
    • Dva trimestry Amerických studií na zahraniční instituci.
  • 2015/02/02 – 2015/06/23: University of Valencia, Valencia, Erasmus+, ESP
University Activities
  • 2015 - present: Re:Views Magazine (editor) - MUNI, Brno
  • 2017: International Student Club, Hiking club, Spanish club (member and organizer) - Western Washington University, Bellingham
  • 2014 - 2017 (mainly summers): Living, managing and volunteering in the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative (ESHC) and co-organizing the Students for Co-operation Conference in Edinburgh
Conference presentations
  • “In/visible Gender Violence in Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders by Alicia Gaspar de Alba.” Monuments 2019, The 26th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, Bergen, Norway, 25-27 April 2019.
  • “Anarcha-Indigenism: Indigenous Knowledge as the Key to Survival.” Paradise on Fire, 2019 ASLE Conference, University of California, Davis, 26-30 June 2019.
  • “First Nations and Water Security: An Ecofeminist Analysis of the Role of Indigenous Women Water Protectors.” Water Security and Climate Change Conference, UASLP, CNRD, SWINDON, FSC and EXCEED, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 28-30 October 2019.
Major Publications
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. “Decolonize your Diet” : Politics of Consumption and Indigenous Veganism in Eden Robinson’s The Trickster Trilogy. ISLE : Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2024, roč. 30 - dopln, 4 - dopln, s. 1-21 - dopl, 21 s. ISSN 1076-0962. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/isle/isac041. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Decolonial Animal Ethic and Indigenous Veganism in Eden Robinson’s The Trickster Trilogy. In 21st annual meeting of Czech and Slovak Canadianists, Embassy of Canada to Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic. 2024. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. The War against Animals in Guadalupe Nettel's Natural Histories : Speciesism, Sexism, and Classism. In 2023 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 5-8 January, 2023. 2023. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Animal Colonialism in North America : Towards Indigenous Decolonial Veganism. In 2023 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 5-8 January. 2023. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Flow : Outdoor Counternarratives by Women from Rivers, Rock, and Sky. In Brown Bag Biography, Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. 2023. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. #MeToo and the Need for Vegetarian-Feminist Approaches in the Czech Republic. In Cheema, Iqra Shagufta. The Other #MeToos. New York: Oxford University Press, 2023, s. 285-304. ISBN 978-0-19-761987-2. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197619872.003.0016. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. False Summit: Gender in Mountaineering Nonfiction by Julie Rak (review). Biography. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2023, roč. 2023, č. 2, s. 415-417. ISSN 0162-4962. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bio.2023.a928384. URL https://doi.org/10.1353/bio.2023.a928384 info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Gendered Colonial Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada. In Master's course on Canadian studies. 2023. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Kanada: přetrvávající dopad kolonizace na domorodé ženy. In Bakalářský kurz "Dějiny Kanady" na katedře severoamerických studií Univerzity Karlovy. 2023. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Anarcha-Indigenism in Canada : Colonial Gender Violence and Environmental Exploitation. In "Ecologies – Environments – Ethics": 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS), Grainau, Germany. 2022. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus Travel Award. NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus, 2022. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. 'Decolonize Your Diet' : Decolonial Animal Ethic in Eden Robinson’s Trickster Trilogy. In NeMLA's 53rd Annual Convention, March 10-13,2022, Baltimore, USA. 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. “Silence Without Borders” : Cross-Border Maya Resistance in Chiapas Maya Awakening : Contemporary Poems and Short Stories. In 2022 MLA International Symposium : Being Hospitable : Languages and Cultures Across Borders, 2-4 June, 2022, Glasgow, Scotland. 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Nonhuman Animals in the Anthropocene : Decolonial Animal Ethic in Eden Robinson's The Trickster Trilogy. In Bucknell Summer Institute : NON/HUMANITY REVISIONING THE CENTRALITY OF THE HUMAN IN THE HUMANITIES, Bucknell Humanities Center, June 6-17, 2022. 2022. URL URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Artivism in Latinx Communities : Reappropriation of Spaces Via Art. In 12th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies, The Ethics of Hospitality and the Commitment to the Other in Chicano Literature and Latino Studies, Barcelona, June 20-22, 2022. 2022. URL URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Towards Horizontal Relationships : Anarcha Indigenism, Decolonial Animal Ethic, and Indigenous Veganism. Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies. Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2022, roč. 2022, č. 11, s. 31-51. ISSN 2254-1179. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.14201/candb.v11i31-51. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Highlining as Outdoor Artivism : Building Bridges to Sustainable Futures. NiCHE : Network in Canadian History & Environment. York University: Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Po víc než staletí násilné asimilace se původní obyvatelstvo Severní Ameriky zotavuje, věří amerikanistka. Studio Leonardo, Český rozhlas, 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Papežova návštěva v Kanadě : Omluva domorodým přeživším rezidenčních škol. Vertikála, Český rozhlas, 2022. 2. část: 3:45 - 12:02 info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Poohlédnutí za papežovou návštěvou v Kanadě, kde se omluvil domorodým přeživším rezidenčních škol. Vertikála, Český rozhlas, 2022. 1. část: 00:00 - 7:52 min. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Církev a kolonialismus. Vertikála, Český rozhlas, 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Restoring Balance : Highlining as Collaborative Outdoor Artivism. In 9th Triennial International Conference of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies (CEACS) : Canadian Landscapes in Budapest, Hungary, October 27-29, 2022. 2022. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Animal Colonialism in North America : Milk Colonialism, Environmental Racism, and Indigenous Veganism. ACTA UNIVERSITATIS CAROLINAE STUDIA TERRITORIALIA. Praha: KAROLINUM PRESS, 2022, roč. 22, č. 1, s. 61-90. ISSN 1213-4449. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.14712/23363231.2022.9. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. “Comprehending Canada” : Learning from Canadian Studies in the Heart of Europe. NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment. York University, Canada: Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2022, roč. 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Highlining as Outdoor Counternarrative : Building Bridges to AlterNative Futures and Creating Transcultural Networks of Solidarity through “Slacklife”. In Community in Peril : From Individual Identities to Global Citizenship, The Graduate Studies Conference, Masaryk University, 25-26 November 2022, Brno, Czech Republic. 2022. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Imagining Decolonial Futurities : Anarcha Indigenism, Decolonial Animal Ethic, and Indigenous Veganism. In THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF SUSTAINABILITY 4th Kick-off Symposium of the PhD Programme in ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND WELLBEING, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA, Italy, 29.11.-3.12.2022. 2022. program konference info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Anarcha-Indigenism : Toward a Decolonial Nonhierarchical Future. In 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Toronto, 7-10 January, 2021 (online). 2021. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. (De)colonizing Turtle Island : Indigenous Veganism and Gender Activism. In ‘Appraising Critical Animal Studies’ EACAS European Association for Critical Animal Studies, 7th biennial conference, 24-25 June, 2021, virtual conference, Edge Hill University, Great Britain. 2021. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. (De)colonizing Turtle Island : Decolonial Animal Ethic in Indigenous Artivist Narratives. In TransCanadian Networks21 (Project Happiness). 2021. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. The 2021 František Chudoba Prize. The Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, 2021. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Jazykem k asimilaci i osvobození, Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Words Lost Their Accents. Ostrava: Protimluv: Revue pro kulturu, 2021, s. 10-11. Protimluv 4/2021. ISBN 978-80-88456-00-1. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Nálezy hrobů šokovaly Kanaďany. Země stojí na genocidě, říká expertka. Checkpoint, Seznam Zprávy, 2021. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Breaking the Stereotypes : Gendered Violence in Katherena Vermette’s The Break. In 11th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies : "Breaking the Boundaries : In Between Texts, Cultures and Conventions", 12–14 February, 2020, Brno, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. 2020. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Decolonization in Chiapas : Zapatistas, Co-operatives, Autonomous Education, Artivism. In SLAS2020 : “Mind the Gap : Strengthening Connections in Latin American Studies”, Amsterdam (17-18 April 2020). 2020. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Review of Chiapas Maya Awakening : Contemporary Poems and Short Stories ed. by Sean S. Sell and Nicolás Huet Bautista. Studies in American Indian Literature. University of Nebraska Press, 2020, roč. 32, 1-2, s. 235-239. ISSN 0730-3238. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Sick Land, Sick Animals, Sick People, Sick Planet : Intersectional Analysis of Distance as the Foundation of Exploitative Capitalism. In New Pathways in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies in Pandemic Times, November 20-21, 2020, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno. 2020. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Jay Treaty : Indigenous Right of Free Cross-Border Passage between Canada and USA. In Miklós Vassányi, Judit Nagy, Mátyás Bánhegyi, Dóra Bernhardt, and Enikő Sepsi. Minorities in Canada – Intercultural Investigations. Budapest/Paris: L'Harmattan Publishing, 2020, s. 267-286. Minorities in Canada – Intercultural Investigations. ISBN 978-2-343-21930-1. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa, Tereza ŠMILAUEROVÁ a Lenka ŽÁRSKÁ. Opportunities in the Eye of a Storm : New Pathways in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies in Pandemic Times Conference Report. Theory and Practice in English Studies (THEPES). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2020, roč. 2020, č. 2, s. 45-52. ISSN 1805-0859. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa a Sagar DEVA. Neoliberalism, NAFTA, and Dehumanization : The case of femicides in Ciudad Juárez. Fast Capitalism. Arlington, TX: University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, 2019, roč. 16, č. 1, s. 31-40. ISSN 1930-014X. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.32855/fcapital.201901.004. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Metamorphosis of the West Coast Cities : Gentrification, Displacement, Homelessness, and Racial Discrimination. Brno, 2019. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. In/visible Gender Violence in Desert Blood : The Juárez Murders by Alicia Gaspar de Alba. In Monuments 2019, The 26th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, April 25-27, 2019, Bergen, Norway. 2019. info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Anarcha-Indigenism : Indigenous Knowledge as the Key to Survival. In Paradise on Fire, June 26-30, 2019 ASLE Conference, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. 2019. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. First Nations and Water Security : An Ecofeminist Analysis of the Role of Indigenous Women Water Protectors. In Water Security and Climate Change Conference, 28. - 30.10.2019, UASLP, CNRD, SWINDON, FSC and EXCEED, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico. 2019. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Internship in Cascadia Cross-Border Law Firm in Bellingham, WA, USA. In Re:Views. Brno, Czech Republic: Re:Views Magazine, z.s., 2017, s. 7-10. Fall 2017. ISSN 2464-7306. URL info
  • KRÁSNÁ, Denisa. Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative. In Re:Views. Brno, Czech Republic: Re:Views Magazine, z.s., 2015, s. 21-24. Fall 2015. ISSN 2464-7306. Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative info

2019/10/10

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