• From your Editor

    Dear readers, The Messenger continues to be here for you. This issue has been produced by a team of fully engaged students of AJ_EJTM, it is an inspiring issue and I thank everyone who has participated on its development. If you feel engaged by any of the ideas, please feel free to contact …

  • From your Editor

    Dear readers, The Messenger continues to be here for you. This issue has been produced by a team of fully engaged students of AJ_EJTM, it is an inspiring issue and I thank everyone who has participated on its development. If you feel engaged by any of the ideas, please feel free to contact …

  • From your Editor

    Dear readers, I have got marvellous news for you!  This year The Messenger has gone fully online – i.e. no paper version and a lovely new online ISSN. The Messenger has not only been produced by a team of fully engaged students of AJ_EJTM but it has also been completed by some outstanding …

  • From your Editor

    Dear readers, I hope you will enjoy this issue, as ever. This time The Messenger has not only been produced by a team of fully engaged students of AJ_EJTM but it has also been completed by some outstanding bachelor and diploma theses reports . It is a marvellous issue, and I thank everyone …

  • From your Editor

    Dear readers, I hope you will enjoy this issue, as ever. It is a special issue, as this is the first time The Messenger has been produced mainly by a team of fully engaged ERASMUS+ students. In this issue you will see Brno and this country through ERASMUS eyes, which might be …

  • From your Editor

    Dear Readers, I hope you will enjoy this issue, as ever.  It is a special issue, as this is the first time The Messenger has been worked on by a team of fully engaged students and most of the contributions are written by our students. It is also the first time The …

And the doctor says my Marvin is suffering from an Oedipus complex

Alexandra Jelínková “And the doctor says my Marvin is suffering from an Oedipus complex.” – “Oedipus-Schmoedipus,” scoffed her neighbour, “so long as he loves his mother!”  Oedipus-schmoedipus, baby-shmaby, virus-schmirus– all these delightful constructions with origins in Yiddish are used in modern English to subtly indicate irony, derision or scepticism. However, …

The armed struggle from Oakland

Jan Hudeček When I was deciding what topic to pick for my diploma thesis I saw a document named ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’. I instantly knew I wanted to know more about the group. Not only was this topic really interesting, it included both fields of my study – the English language …