PhDr. Štěpán Balík, Ph.D.

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PhDr. Štěpán Balík Ph.D. (* 1976, Prague, Czech Republic) graduated at Charles University: Czech language and literature – Slavonic studies (2004). During 2004-2006, he worked as a teacher of Czech language at the Department of Slavic Studies at Jagiellonian University. In Cracow, he founded Český stůl (Czech Stammtisch), where Czech films, literature, music and lectures were presented. He has received Ph.D. at the Institute for Czech Studies at the Southern Bohemian University (Topic: The picture of a Jew in Czech and Polish literature of the first half of 20th century; 2011). He is an assistant professor here, teaching mainly linguistic and less literature subjects, (e.g. old Czech grammar and Czech dialects, lexicology, Polish, comparative literature and linguistics, etymology). He is also a member of The Centre for the Study of the Holocaust and Jewish Literature at the Charles University. His academic focus is concentrated on Jewish-Slavic Literature and Comparative Literatures, Shoa in the Czech and Polish Literature, Stereotypes in language and literature, Problems of Identity in Literature and Language, Jewish Ethnolect and Yiddish. His articles, reviews, translation from Polish and Yiddish, poems etc. were published in home or foreign conference proceedings, collective monographs and journals (in Czech Aluze, Babylon, Časopis Matice moravské, Česká literatura, Divadelní revue, Maskil, Milk & Honey, Plav, Slovo a smysl, Tvar, Weles and Polish  Studia Judaica, Studium, Teksty Drugie, Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne etc.). He published monograph Jidiš v židovském etnolektu a moderní židovská literární identita v Čechách (Yiddish in Jewish Ethnolect and Modern Jewish Literary Identity in the Czech Republic; 2015) and he took part in monograph Cizí i blízcí. Židé, literatura, kultura v českých zemích ve 20. století (Close and Foreign, Jews, Literature, Culture in the Czech Lands in 20th Century; 2016) and Handbook of Polish, Czech, and Slovak Holocaust Fiction. Works and Contexts (2021).

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Academic focus

Jewish ethnolect (Jewish Czech), literary and linguistics identity, stereotypes in language and literature, the Shoah in the Czech and Polish literature

 

Studies

2006–2011
PhD at the Institute of Czech Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia, Study programme: Theory and History of Modern Czech Literature, Topic: Phenomenon of a Jew in Polish and Czech and in Jewish, Polish and Czech Anecdotes in the Context of first half of the twentieth Century – Fenomén Žida v polštině a češtině a také v polských a českých židovských anekdotách v kontextu literatury I. pol. 20. století under the guidance of prof. Vladimír Papoušek
1997–2004
Philosophical Faculty, Study programmes: Czech Language and Literatura, Slavic Studies. Master Thesis: Mother – Matka. (Semiotic analysis of a theatre play by J. A. Pitínský); recognized also as PhDr. in Linguistics.

 

Scholarships, Acknowledgements, Grants

2019 July: Erasmus+ Ústav slavistiky (Universität Gießen; Germany) – teaching programm

2019 June: Erasmus+ Sudetendeutsches Wörterbuch (Universität Gießen; Germany) – educational stay

2018 April: Erasmus+ Instytut Filologii Słowiańskiej (Uniwersytet Jagielloński; Poland) – teaching programm

2017 November: Scholarship at the University of Vienna (Aktion)

2013–2016 Grant Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) Representation of Jews and Jewish Topics in Literature of the Czech Lands in 20th Century.
October 2012 – June 2015 Development of postdoctoral positions at the Southbohemian University in České Budějovice.

2014 July: educational stay at Institut of Slavistics (Universität Gießen; Germany) as a part of the project Development of postdoktoral positions at the Southbohemian University in České Budějovice

2013 March and April: educational stay at Institut of Judaistics (Uniwersytet Wrocławski; Poland) as a part of the project Development of postdoktoral positions at the Southbohemian University in České Budějovice

2012 – 2015: the project Development of postdoktoral positions at the Southbohemian University in České Budějovice. (Rozvoj postdoktorandských pozic na Jihočeské univerzitě v Českých Budějovicích)
2011 July: Summer School of Yiddish in Warsaw as part of the Grant: International Dimension in the Czech Literature (GA ČR 405/05/H526)
2008–2011 International Dimension in the Czech Literature (GA ČR 405/05/H526)
2008–2009 GAJU: Polish – Czech Comparative Literature (no. 004/2008/H) Visegrad Scholarship, Institute of Anthropology and Literature and Cultural Studies at the Jagellonian University (Poland, Winter and Summer Semester)
2007–2008 Slavonic Film and Literature at the Faculty of Artts at the Southbohemian University in České Budějovice (FRVŠ 1106/2008, spoluřešitel)
GAJU: Polish- Czech Literature and Language Relations (no. 73/2007/H-FF)
2006–2008 Lexicon of the Avantgarde (LC06053)
2006–2007 GAJU: Polish-Czech Relations (no. 6/2006/H-FF)
2006 Groups Acknowledgments of 2nd Grade (Nagroda Zespołowa II Stopnia) by the rector of the Jagellonian University.
2001–2002 (Winter Semester) Scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Stay at Slavic Studies at the Jagellonian University (Poland)
2000 (Summer Semester) Erasmus, Slavic Studies at University of Konstanz (Germany)

 

Employment

2015 – till today Assistant Professor at the Department for Bohemian Studies, Faculty of Arts of Southbohemian University in České Budějovice

2012–2015 Assistant Professor at the Department for Bohemian Studies, Faculty of Arts of Southbohemian University in České Budějovice as  part of the project Development of postdoktoral positions at the Southbohemian University.

2011–2012 Assistant Professor at the Department for Bohemian Studies, Faculty of Arts of Southbohemian University in České Budějovice

2006–2011 Teacher: in charge of linguistic and literary subjects at the Institute of Bohemian Studies, Faculty of Arts of Southbohemian University in České Budějovice  (for example Polish, History of Linguistics, General Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Old Slavonic and Slavic studies, Czech historic grammar and Dialectology, Comparative Literature)
2004–2006 Teacher of Czech language at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Jagellonian University (Cracow).

 

Membership

2010 – till today Centre for the Study of Holocaust and Jewish Literature, Faculty of Arts at Charles University
2007 – 2013 Polish Czech Scientific Society

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