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Tihelková, Alice
An Heir to Disraeli or Cameron? A Critical Look at Boris Johnson´s Rhetoric of One Nation Conservatism

For almost three decades, Britainʼs Conservatives struggled to shed the image of a socially divisive party, spawned by the legacy of Thatcherism. When Boris Johnson became the Partyʼs leader in 2019, he offered a different vision: that of One Nation Conservatism, a paternalistic an...

Mišterová, Ivona
“And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, to tell my story”: The Reception of Hamlet in Pilsen Theatres

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most widely discussed and popular plays. Its reception history is as long as its stage history. It also found its way to Pilsen theatres. The aim of this article is to trace the reception of the productions of Hamlet that have been ...

Quinn Novotná, Veronika , Dunková, Jiřina
The Role of English Literature in Teaching Englishes: Moving Towards Educating Transcultural Communicators.

With the globalization of English, multilingual speakers of other languages have started to influence it linguistically and culturally, potentially challenging its established norms and standards. This paper first addresses terminological issues related to the area of Global Englishes and English ...

Tihelková, Alice , Quinn Novotná, Veronika
From Property-Owning Democracy to Generation Rent? Analysing Theresa May’s Housing Rhetoric from the Perspective of the Discourse Historical Approach

Since the 1920s, British Conservatives pursued the concept of property ‑owning democracy, with home ownership viewed as a guarantor of social stability and personal autonomy. However, recent increases in housing costs have made the “British Dream” of home ‑ownership more elusive than ev...

Mišterová, Ivona
Who Is Afraid of William Shakespeare? Shakespeare for Young Adults

Works of classic literature have often attracted the attention of adaptors, particularly in the field of children and youth culture. Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets are no exception. There have been both many Shakespeare adaptations intended for young people and studies on these adaptat...

Mišterová, Ivona
Mission (im)possible? Cross-gendered Shakespeare on Czech stages after 1989

This essay examines the theatrical practice of cross-gender casting with a focus on three selected productions of "Romeo and Juliet" staged by the Petr Bezruč Theatre in Ostrava (2011, director Anna Petrželková), the NaHraně Theatre in Prague (2012, director Jan Frič), and the...

Tihelková, Alice
Brick and Mortar Dreams and Nightmares: a Historical Look at the Role of Home Ownership in Britain

Abstract The nationwide preoccupation with the “property ladder” and the high premium placed on owning one’s own home have traditionally set Britain apart from other European countries, where renting has been a popular living choice carrying few negative social connotations. The view of...

Kohout, Jiří , Pešková, Michaela , Skopečková, Eva , Voltrová, Michaela
Zur Wahrnehmung der kommunikativen Kompetenz durch Lehramtsstudierende

Tihelková, Alice
Victims of Austerity or Feckless Freeloaders? The Stereotypes of the Deserving and Undeserving Poor in the Debate on Britain’s Food Bank Users

Hostýnek, Tomáš
Popular Culture and Language – Abbreviations, Slang Words and Neologisms

Mišterová, Ivona
Shakespearean Adaptations for Young Adults

Mišterová, Ivona
The Strange Case of Shylock: From a Figure of Tragic Dimensions into an Ordinary Jewish Bargainer

Mišterová, Ivona
“Never such innocence again…”: English and American Drama on the Czech Stage during the Great War

The outbreak of the Great War afflicted the sphere of culture, and theatre was no exception. Although the common denominator was the bewilderment that followed the declaration of war and subsequent mobilization that paralysed economic and social life, the reactions of individual theatre...

Tihelková, Alice
A Winter of Discontent or a Summer of Lost Content? Portrayal of the 1970s in the British Press

With the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn surging in recent polls, an opinion has been voiced by some British media that a potential electoral success of the Corbynite version of Labour will mean “a return to the Seventies”, with a number of distinct frames used to&...

Raisová, Eva
Angloamerické drama na plzeňských scénách. MIŠTEROVÁ , Ivona (2013): Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita v Plzni.

Mišterová, Ivona
Madijó? Madi Ágerikum: jazyk jako nositel kulturních hodnot v románu Arundhatí Royové Bůh maličkostí

The article explores multilingualism used in the novel by the Anglo-Indian writer Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things (1997). Language in the novel becomes a communication link between characters from different castes, whom, on the one hand, frees from traditional social and geog...

Tihelková, Alice
Recent Changes in the Role and Status of the British Middle Class

Throughout much of the twentieth century, the British middle class enjoyed relative economic and social stability. However, since the arrival of the credit crunch of 2008 and the subsequent economic recession, members of this social group have been facing a series of challenges to&...

Mišterová, Ivona
The Reception of Anglo-American Drama on Pilsen’s Stages during the Great War

Mišterová, Ivona
The Reception of the Presence of the U.S. Army in Pilsen in 1945 in Local Periodicals

Mišterová, Ivona
Reflexe Orientu v dílech britské středověké a renesanční literatury

The exotic character of the Orient has represented an attractive source of inspiration for many English writers, not only those of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. As a counterpart to the West, the exotic as well as mysterious splendour of the Orient became a favourite ...

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