Hana Pichova
Professor of Czech Language and Literature; Advisor for Slavic


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.

Recent Publications

“The Magic Flute” as an Ode to Defenestration: On the twentieth Anniversary of Bohumil Hrabal’s Death. Forthcoming in SEEJ

The Case of the Missing Statue: A Historical and Literary Study of the Stalin Monument in Prague. Prague: Arbor vitae, 2014.

Případ Stalin: Historická a literární studie Stalinova pomníku v Praz. Translated by Ondřej Prokop. With expanded notes. Prague: Arbor vitae, 2014.

The Mystifications of a Nation: The Potato Bug and Other Essays on Czech Culture. Translated and Edited with Craig Cravens. University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.

The Art of Memory in Exile: Vladimir Nabokov and Milan Kundera. Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.

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

Dr. Pichova’s Upcoming Course Offerings

Undergraduate and Graduate Advising and Mentoring

  • Jenya Mironava. M.A. (Spring 2013)

Additional Information

For more about Dr. Pichova, see her Curriculum Vitae.