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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 …

Black British poets

Tatiana Savchenko I chose my thesis topic after a lecture on children’s literature with Prof.  Přibylová . The lecture was on “ethnic literature in the UK and the USA” and one of the poets that Prof. Přibylová introduced to us was Benjamin Zephaniah. His rhymes enthralled me right away! They were …

Recreation of the Roaring Twenties

Nela Pavlová When writing my Bachelor’s thesis in the spring of 2017, I embarked on an adventurous journey to re-experience the Roaring Twenties. I decided one of my aims would be to enjoy the process of writing it and invest my time in something I frankly like and am interested in. That is …