Professor of Czech Language and Literature; Director of Slavic and European Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin, Madison
20th-Century Czech and Russian Prose
Intellectual Biography & Awards
My current scholarly interests encompass Central European literature, literary representations of cultural and sculptural events, and literary historiography.
Catalogue entry: “Monument. Central – Eastern Europe 1918 – 2018” for The Museum of Sculpture in Królikarnia, Warsaw. December 2018.
“Genarilissimova socha a ‘Zrada zrcadel’” (“The Generalissimo’s Statue and “The Betrayal of Mirrors’”). In Sborník o Bohumilu Hrabalovi. Brno: Host, 2018.
“‘The Magic Flute’ as an Ode to Defenestration: On the Twentieth Anniversary of Bohumil Hrabal’s Death.” Slavic and East European Journal Vol. 61, No. 2 (Summer 2017): 331-342.
Žádný člověk (No Man), premiered at The National Theater in Prague, Czech Republic, March 31, 2017. Inspired by The Case of the Missing Statue: A Historical and Literary Study of the Stalin Monument in Prague.
The Cabinet of Czech Literary Wonder. In progress.
Frequently Taught Courses
- GSLL 260: From Berlin to Budapest: Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe
- CZCH 280 Closely Watched Trains: Czech Film and Literature
- CZCH 401-406 Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Czech Language
- SLAV/PWAD 465 Literature of Atrocity
- CZCH/CMPL 469 Milan Kundera and World Literature
- RUSS 473 /CMPL 477 Vladimir Nabokov: Art and Life
Undergraduate and Graduate Advising and Mentoring
- Jenya Mironava. M.A. (Spring 2013)
For more about Dr. Pichova, see her Curriculum Vitae.