- First Name, Last Name, Degrees
- Mgr. Kateřina Prajznerová, M.A., Ph.D.
- Department / Faculty / University
- Department of English and American Studies
Faculty of Arts
Arna Nováka 1
602 00 Brno
- Department of English and American Studies
- Current Position
- Assistant professor
- 2001: Ph.D. in English, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
[nostrified by Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2001]
Dissertation: Cultural Intermarriage in Southern Appalachia: Cherokee Elements in Four Selected Novels by Lee Smith
- 1997: M.A. in American Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
Dissertation: Female Relationships in Southern Slaveowning Households
- 1994: Mgr. in English Language and Literature. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Thesis: Coming Home: The Earth Mother Concept and the Restoration of Identity in the Fiction of Leslie Marmon Silko
- 2001: Ph.D. in English, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
- Positions Held
- 2001-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk Universtity, Brno, Czech Republic
- Courses Taught
- Bachelor Level Courses:
Introduction to Literary Studies
Introduction to American Studies
American Literature 1945 to the Present
Canadian Literature 1945 to the Present
American Literature 1865 to 1945
American Literature 1865 to 1910
North American Travel Writing
Introduction to Canada I: Canadian History and Society
Introduction to Canada II: Canadian Culture and Society
- Master's Level Courses:
North American Enviromental Literature
Literature of the American South
Mexican American Fiction
Contemporary Native American Fiction
Literature of the American Southwest
Native Writing in Canada and the US
- Doctoral Level Courses:
The Profession of English
Primary Field Seminar
- Supervision of theses at all levels.
- Bachelor Level Courses:
- Research Grants
- December 2009-August 2010, Environmental Literature from the Appalachian South; The Ecological Vision of Emma Bell Miles, English Department, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA, J. William Fulbright Foundation Grant, Scholar and Lecturer.
- January 2009-December 2011: Living Between the Lines: (Re)examining Transgressive Biographies in English-Language Literatures, grant 405/09/0056 from the Czech Science Foundation, Principal Investigator.
- March-April 2008: Literary North American Landscapes: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Works from the Appalachian and Cascade Mountains, Appalachian Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA, Faculty Development Grant from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
- July-August 2006: Gender and Region in Canadian Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Diversity and Unity in Canadian Literature, grant number 405/06/0096 from the Czech Science Foundation, 2006-2008, member of the research team, Principal Investigator: Prof. Doc. PhDr. Petr Kyloušek, CSc, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
- July-August 2005: British Columbian Women Writers, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Faculty Research Program, grant from the International Council for Canadian Studies.
- January 2004: Fictional Inscriptions of Multicultural Memory in North American Landscapes, The John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, grant from The John F. Kennedy Institute.
- April 2003: Contemporary American Literature: Cultural Diversity and Aesthetic Continuities, Salzburg Seminar, Session 408/ASC 31, Austria, grant from the Salzburg Seminar.
- June-July 2002: Contemporary Canadian Literature, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Faculty Enrichment Program, grant from the International Council for Canadian Studies.
- Guest-Lecturing Abroad
- 29 June - 9 August 2011: English 4999 and ENGL 5970: The Tennessee River Watershed: Natures and Cultures, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.
- 13 January - 27 January 2011: English 771: Appalachian Women Writers, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA.
- 12 January - 13 April 2010: English 499/501: Appalachian Environmental Literature, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.
- 11 May - 26 June 2009: Guest Lecturer, English 503: Essaying the West Coast, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
- 4-27 July 2007: English 426: North American Environmental Literature, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
- 13 January - 15 May 2005: English 473: Appalachian Women Writers and English 102: Composition and Research, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, USA.
- University Service
- 2010-Present: Member of the examination committee of the doctoral program in Literatures in English
- 2003-Present: Member of the examination committe of the doctoral program in Comparative Literature
- 2003-2007: Member of the editorial board of Brno Studies in English
- Other Publications
- Pippa Passes Conversations: An Interview with Ron Rash, Chris Holbrook, Rodger Cunningham, and Claude Crum, Inscape: Art and Literary Magazine, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 2006. 65-69.
- V Pippa Passes [In Pippa Passes], Reflex, vol. 35, September 2005, 46-47.
- Interview with Joel Martineau. iliteratura.cz: Canadian Books. 29 April, 2004.
- Native American Authors' Biographies. Vinnetou tady nebydlí: Antologie současných povídek severoamerických indiánů. [Vinnetou Does Not Live Here: An Anthology of Native North American Short Fiction. Ed. Jeffrey Vanderziel and Jiří Rambousek. Brno: Větrné mlýny, 2003.
- Interview with Madeleine Thien. iliteratura.cz: Canadian Books. 13 November 2003.
- An Opening into a World Where I Feel Very Much at Home: Contemporary Native American Writing from a Central European Perspective [Otevírání dveří do světa, kde se cítím dobře: Středoevropský pohled na současnou tvorbu původních obyvatel USA]. Host, vol. 5, 2003. 50-52.
- Interview with Don Sparling. iliteratura.cz: Canadian Books. 1 June 2003.
- Assitence with character sketches. A Readers Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich. Ed. Peter G. Beidler and Gay Barton. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1999.
- Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures
- Toward a Biography of the Upper Tennessee River Watershed, Species, Space, and the Imagination of the Global: The Ninth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, June 2011.
- Gilean Douglas’s Cascades and Wilma Dykeman’s Appalachians as Literary Bioregions, Cultural Circulation: Canadian Writers and Authors from the American South: A Dialogue, International Colloquium, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, September 2010.
- The Emma Bell Miles-Wilma Dykeman Connection: Toward a Tradition of Appalachian Women’s Environmental Writing, lecture delivered at Radford University, Radford, Virginia, USA, 21 April 2010.
- Emma Bell Miles as a Literary Ethnoornithologist, lecture delivered at Penn State Berks University, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, 19 April 2010.
- Emma Bell Miles’s Fountain Square Conversation, lecture delivered at the Emma Bell Miles Symposium, Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, USA, 4 April 2010.
- The Cumberlands as a Literary Bioregion: The Environmental Impulse in the Journalism of Emma Bell Miles and Wilma Dykeman, The Thirty-Third Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA, March 2010.
- Like Honey Bees and Luna Moths: Farm Marriages in Gail Anderson Dargatz’s A Recipe for Bees and Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment 8th Biennial Conference, Victoria, Canada, June 2009.
- Reclaiming the Riverfront, Covering Up the Riverbottom: The Downtown Development Project in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Transcultural Spaces: Challenges to Urbanity, Ecology, and the Environment in the New Millenium International Conference, Berlin, Germany, October-November 2008.
- Enter into the Life of the Trees: Sketching the Temperate Rainforest in Southern Appalachia and Central Cascadia, lecture delivered at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, USA, 16 April 2008.
- Re-Tracing a Tradition of Appalachian Women's Environmental Nonfiction: Generic Hybridity in Harriette Simpson Arnow's, Wilma Dykeman's, and Emma Bell Miles' Writings, The 6th Annual Harriette Arnow Conference, Somerset, Kentucky, USA, April 2008.
- Emma Bell Miles as a Literary Ethnobotanist, The Association of Appalachian Studies Conference, Huntington, West Virginia, USA, March 2008.
- Cultural Landscapes and Regional Identities in Canadian Women's Environmental Nofiction: A Comparative Analysis of Catharine Parr Traill's Pearls and Pebbles and Sharon Butala's Wild Stone Heart, Identity through Art, Thought and the Imaginary in the Canadian Space: Nations, Ethnicities, Groups, Individuals, International Conference, Brno, Czech Republic, October 2007.
- Learning to Live in Place: A Literary History of Hill and Valley Farming in Southern Appalachia, The 14th Olomouc Colloquium of American Studies, Olomouc, Czech Republic, September 2007.
- Travel and Displacement in the Early Novels of Ethel Wilson, The 4th International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Debrecen, Hungary, October 2006.
- Dreams of Homecoming in the Appalachian Novels of Harriette Arnow and Barbara Kingsolver, Dream, Imagination and Reality in Literature International Literary Conference, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June-July 2006.
- Emily Carr's Victoria, An Annual Meeting of the Czech and Slovak Canadianists, Olomouc, Czech Republic, March 2006.
- Land, Language, and Familial Dis/Location in Arnow's The Dollmaker and Kingsolver's The Bean Trees, The 3rd Annual Harriette Simpson Arnow Conference, Somerset, Kentucky, USA, March 2005.
- Snapshots of the California Desert, Sketches of the BC Rainforest: Region, Culture, and Narrative Strategy in Selected Stories by Mary Austin and Emily Carr, Crossing Boundaries: The 8th International Conference on the Short Story in English, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain, October 2004.
- Historical Ghosts of Haida Gwaii: Inscriptions of Multicultural Memory in Emily Carr's Klee Wyck, Christie Harris' Ravens Cry and Amanda Hale's Sounding the Blood, Place and Memory in Canada, The 3rd International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Cracow, Poland, May 2004.
- Fantastic Landscapes and Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Chicano Fiction, The Human Figure in (Post-)Modern Fantastic Literature and Art: Bilateral Symposium Salzburg-Brno, Brno, Czech Republic, April 2004.
- Recording a Mexica Herstory: Contemporary Echoes of Tenochtitlan's Conquest in Graciela Limón's Song of the Hummingbird, European Association for American Studies Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, April 2004.
- The Speaking Landscape of Haida Gwaii: Emotional Memory and Personal Transformation in Amanda Hale's Sounding the Blood, International American Studies Association Conference, Leiden, the Netherlands, May 2003.
- Cultural Cross-Pollination in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, The 7th Conference of English, American, and Canadian Studies, Brno, Czech Republic, September 2002.
- Explorations of the Male/Female Identity in Willa Cather's One of Ours, European Association of American Studies Conference, Bordeaux, France, May 2002.
- Granny Younger, the Conjurer, and Red Emmy, the Witch: Elements of Cherokee Culture in Lee Smith's Oral History, Southern Women Writers Conference, Berry College, Georgia, USA, April 2000.
- Selected publications
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Women Farmers Dream of Home: A Bioregional Analysis of Harriette Simpson Arnows Hunters Horn and Barbara Kingsolvers Prodigal Summer. In Dream, Imagination and Reality in Literature. České Budějovice: University of South Bohemia, 2007. s. 102-106. ISBN 978-80-7394-006-5. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Emma Bell Miless Appalachia and Emily Carrs Cascadia: A Comparative Study in Literary Ecology. 49th Parallel. 2006, Win2006-07, č. 20, s. on-line, 16 s. ISSN 1753-5794. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Snapshots of the California Desert, Sketches of the British Columbia Rainforest : An Ecofeminist Reading of Mary Austins and Emily Carrs Short Prose. Central European Journal of Canadian Studies. Brno, Czech Republic: Masaryk University, 2005, roč. 5, č. 1, s. 91-99. ISSN 1213-7715. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. The Speaking Landscape and Multicultural Memory in Haida Gwaii Fiction : A Bioregional Analysis. Ed. M. Paluszkiewicz-Misiaczek, A Reczynska, A. Spiewak. In Place and Memory in Canada : Global Perspective. Krakow: Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci, 2005. s. 387-397, 10 s. ISBN 83-60183-11-2. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Fantastic Landscapes and Chimeric Bodies in Sabine Ulibarri's Fairy Fiction. In The Human Figure in (Post-)Modern Fantastic Literature and Film. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2004. s. 69-76, 7 s. ISBN 80-210-3550-1. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. V Aztlánu jsme přece doma: vymístění a čikánská kulturní obroda v hraničním regionu amerického Jihozápadu / mexického Severu. Sociální studia. Brno: Fakulta sociálních studií MU v Brně, 2004, roč. 2004, č. 2, s. 183-196. ISSN 1214-813X. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Cultural Intermarriage in Southern Appalachia: Cherokee Elements in Four Selected Novels by Lee Smith. New York: Routledge, 2003. 161 s. Indigenous People and Politics. ISBN 0-415-94587-9. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Cultural Cross-Pollination in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop. Brno Studies in English. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2003, roč. 29, č. 1, s. 133-142. ISSN 1211-1791. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Testing the Psychological and Social Limits of Female Im/Potency: Transgressive Elements in Elizabeth's Inchbald's A Simple Story. Brno Studies in English. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2002, roč. 28, č. 1, s. 147-160, 13 s. ISSN 1211-1791. info
- PRAJZNEROVÁ, Kateřina. Female Relationships and Social Transformation in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables and William Faulkner's Flags in the Dust. Brno Studies in English. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 1999, roč. 25, č. 1, s. 147-155, 8 s. ISSN 1211-1791. info