Mgr. Kateřina Kovářová

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    FF Institute of English Studies | Senior Lecturer
    FF Institute of Czech Studies | Research Assistant
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Mgr. Kateřina Kovářová graduated from English and American Literature at the Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. She has been studying PhD study program at Charles University in Prague since 2016. In her dissertation, she focuses on interdependence of American nature and culture in Cormac McCarthy’s fiction. She was awarded European Association of American Studies Postgraduate Transatlantic Travel Grant. She is a member of The Cormac McCarthy Society and Czech and Slovak Association of American Studies.

Her main areas of interest are modern American literature, Southern Gothic, and ecocriticism. She has translated several contemporary English and American novels.

Creative activity

In 2016-2019 as Kateřina Bártová.


Book chapters:

  • KOVÁŘOVÁ, Kateřina. "A vulnerable predator: the wolf as a symbol of the natural environment in the works of Ernest Thompson Seton, Jack London and Cormac McCarthy". In MASSCHELEIN, Anneleen, MUSSGNUG, Florian and RUSHWORTH, Jennifer (eds.). Mediating Vulnerability: Comparative approaches and questions of genre. London: UCL Press, 2021, pp. 52-67. ISBN 978-1-80008-115-4.


Conference proceedings:

  • KOVÁŘOVÁ, Kateřina. "Neither Sinner nor Saint: Wilderness in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels". In EMMANOUILIDOU, Sophia and TOSKA, Sezgin (eds.). Transnational Interconnections of Nature Studies and the Environmental Humanities. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020, pp. 83-100. ISBN 978-80-7308-946-7.
  • KOVÁŘOVÁ, Kateřina. "Technology at the Service of Environmental Ethics: Hypertext and Multicentrism". In BOHAL, Vít and BREITLING, Dustin (eds.). Speculative Ecologies: Plotting through the Mesh. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2019, pp. 10-24. ISBN 978-80-7308-946-7.


Journal articles:

  • KOVÁŘOVÁ, Kateřina. "What Else Can Nature Mean: An Ecocritical Perspective on Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction". Theory and Practice in English Studies, 2019, 2, pp. 43-60. E-ISSN 1805-0859.

  • BÁRTOVÁ, Kateřina. "The Environmental Ethics in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels". Hradec Králové Journal of Anglophone Studies, 2017, 2, pp. 24-32. ISSN 2336-3347.


Theory Translation:

  • MORTON, Timothy. Otřes bytí: Úvod do hyperobjektů [A Quake in Being: An Introduction to Hyperobjects]. Translated by Kateřina Bártová. In: JANOŠČÍK, Václav, LIKAVČAN, Lukáš a RŮŽIČKA, Jiří (eds.). Mysl v terénu. Filosofický realismus v 21. století. Prague: AVU, 2017, pp. 91-107. ISBN 978-80-87108-72-7.


Conference papers:

  • Americká literatura v Čechách od roku 1989: autoři, autorky a témata rezonující v českém prostředí. Světová literatura v Čechách - česká literatura ve světě. Filozofická fakulta Jihočeské univerzity, České Budějovice, 6–7 October 2021.
  • The Landscape of Memory: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West. Space, Affect, Memory: Performances and Representations (online). 24–25 June 2021.
  • Hunter, Predator, Prey: Significance of Hunt in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction. 2019 Cormac McCarthy Society Conference, Austin, Texas. 28 August–1 September 2019.
  • "Whales and Men" and Its Echoes in the Border Trilogy. 2018 Cormac McCarthy Society Conference, Monterrey, United Mexican States. 17–20 October 2018.
  • What Else Can Nature Mean: Ecocritital Perspective on Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction. New Pathways in North American Studies: Paradigms, Strategies, Developments. Masarykova Univerzita, Brno. 12–13 October 2018.
  • "The world has no name": Maps and Mazes in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction. Cormac McCarthy Society’s Annual Conference, Austin, Texas. 31 August–3 September 2017.
  • The Topic of Wilderness in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels. Konferene International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Research Foundation, Varšava, Polsko. 13 May 2017.
  • The Environmental Ethics in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels. Hradec Králové Anglophone Conference, UHK, Hradec Králové. 28–29 March 2017.


Summer school:

  • HERMES 2018 Summer School, pořádaná University College London, Italian Institute in Germanic Studies, Rome. 18–22 June 2018.


Translations (fiction):

  • Allnutt, Luke. Nebe je naše [We Own the Sky]. Prague: Plus, 2018.
  • Ryan, Robert. Záhada mrtvých mužů [Study in Murder]Prague: Plus, 2017.
  • Ryan, Robert. Mrtví nikam neutečou [Dead Can Wait]. Prague: Plus, 2016.
  • Ryan, Robert. Krajinou mrtvých mužů [Dead Man’s Land]. Prague: Plus, 2015.
  • Baker-Klineová, Christina. Vlak naděje [Orphan Train]. Prague: Plus, 2015.
  • Stedmanová, M. L. Světlo mezi oceány [The Light Between Oceans]. Prague: Plus, 2013.

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