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New Ideas and Trends in Czech Culture, Language and Literature
London, January 2003


NEW IDEAS AND TRENDS IN CZECH CULTURE, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
SATURDAY, 11 JANUARY 2003, 10.00 - 18.00
EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
26 KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS, LONDON
Sponsored by the Embassy and the International Association of Teachers of Czech


This one-day conference brings together many of the leading academics in Czech
literary, linguistic and cultural studies in Britain.  Speakers will present
aspects of their current research in a lively and accessible format.  The goal of
the conference is to promote an exchange of views between the public and academia,
and to acquaint the public with the research underway in these fields in British
universities.

Guest speaker:  doc. PhDr. Petr Bilek, CSc. (Department of Czech Literature,
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague)

Invited speakers:  Prof. R. Pynsent (SSEES-UCL), Prof. R. Porter (Glasgow), Dr. J.
Naughton (Oxford), Dr. J. Culik (Glasgow), Dr. J.  Smejkalova (Durham), Mr. T.
Dickins (Wolverhampton), Mr. R. Chitnis (Bristol), Dr. N. Bermel (Sheffield).

There is no charge for conference attendance.  Members of the public are welcome.

**Travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students working in allied
fields at UK universities.  For more information, please contact Neil Bermel at
n.bermel@sheffield.ac.uk**

Financial support for this conference was provided by a grant from the Czech
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Further information and preliminary programmes:  n.bermel@sheffield.ac.uk