Assistant Professor of Practice of Czech Modern Languages & Literatures

Hana Waisserova, Ph.D. is a lecturer of Czech Studies at UNL, Nebraska. Currently she teaches Czech language, culture and literature and Women Totalitarian Experience (WMNST/HIST). Previously, she was teaching Anglophone and Transnational literature and culture, Gender and Central and Eastern European Studies at AAU, Prague. She lectured at Delhi University, India, and TAMU, Texas. Her PhD thesis was called East Meets West: Transnationalism in South Asian Cultural Production. Conventions and Strategies of Gendered Representations. Her current research interests: Central and Eastern European women transnational literature and cultural memory, women totalitarian experience and post-communist syndrome. She published numerous articles and book chapters.

Selected Publications

  • “East Meets West: The Eastern Preoccupation with National Identity. The Subaltern, Problematic Postcoloniality, and Postnationalism in Meena Alexander’s Nampally Road”, in Hradec Králové Journal of Anglophone Studies. (University of Hradec Králové, 2014), pp. 73-81. ISSN 2336-3347.
  • “Transnationality in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth”, in: Gregory Jason Bell, Katarína Nemčoková, and Bartosz Wójcik (Eds.) From Theory to Practice 2012: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Anglophone Studies. Zlín Proceedings in Humanities. (Zlín: Tomas Bata University, 2013), pp. 269-277. ISBN 978-80-7454-276-3.
  • “Vita Reactiva Sidonie Nádherné. Intimní návod pro krásu moderní ženy”, in FEMA ( no. 6-7/winter-spring 2011/2012), p.62. ISSN 1804-5340.
  • “Z Trinidadu do americké diplomacie: S Brendou Flanaganovou o dětství v Karibiku, Obamovi a Evě Švankmajerové”. (Praha: Respekt Publishing, 2012),
  • (with Věra Eliášová and Pavla Buchtová), “Using Statements of Teaching Philosophy in the Literature Classroom”, in Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, (Cantebury, UK: IATEFL University of Kent, 2011), pp. 18-19. ISSN 1814-6945.
  • “Gendered Representations in Eastern Cultural Production: Construct of the Indigenous Woman Gauri in Lagaan and the Impacts of Nationalism and Cultural Globalization on South Asian Womanhood”, in American and British Studies Annual (2011), vol. 4, pp. 158-170. ISSN 1803-6058.
  • “The Identities of Critical Cosmopolitans in Arundhati Roy's God of Small Things and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake”, in Litteraria Pragensia 20.39 (2009), pp. 115-131. ISSN 0862-8424.
  • “Body, nature and roots in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things; Bodily Trauma, and Abjection as Defining Eastern Subjectivity”, in Pandanus 3.2 (2009), pp. 151-162. ISSN 1802-7997.
  • “Critical cosmopolitanism and transnational cultural flow in literary contact zone“, in Research in English Language Teacher Education. (Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009), pp. 119-124. ISBN 978-80-210-4967-3.
  • “On Women Literature in Contemporary India I”, in Messenger 9.1 (2009), pp. 10-12. ISSN 1214-6676.
  • “On Women Literature in Contemporary India II”, in Messenger 9.2 (2009), pp. 13-15. ISSN 1214-6676.
  • “My jsme vetší bojovnice. Rozhovor s indickou malířkou a básnířkou Papiou Ghoshal”, in Respekt 20.33 (2009), pp. 42-45. ISSN 0862-6545.
  • (with Jesse Rester) “The Nails.” (Selection and translation of a Czech short story by Magdalena Platzová), in The London Magazine. A Review of Literature and the Arts. Spring (2009), pp. 46-51. ISSN 0024-6085.
  • “Kořeny, co visí ve vzduchu. Kiran Desaiová zpochybňuje pojmy domova a identity”, in Respekt 19.34 (2008), pp. 48-49. ISSN 0862-6545.
  • “Jak Asijci zápolí s americkým snem”, in Respekt 18 (2007), p.18. ISSN 0862-6545.
  • “Small Doses of Arsenic. Review of Sylvia and Kevin Welner's Small Doses of Arsenic: A Bohemian Woman's Story of Survival”, in Kosmas 20.1 (2006), p. 145.
  • (with Ondřej Horák) “Gándhíové a kuchyňské nehody. Rozhovor o výuce češtiny na Dillijské univerzitě a o indické culture,“ Tvar 17 (2003), pp. 1-5.
  • "Forced" to self-imposed seclusion? The lives and works of two men of letters, Vladimír Holan and Milan Kundera. The significance of time and place in contemporary Czech literary culture.” Proceedings of the international seminar: A Decade of Change. Reflections in Hungarian and Slavonic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. (Delhi: University of Delhi, 2002), pp. 81-87.
  • (with Vladimír Justl). “Poezie je jedním ze zázraků tohoto světa. Rozhovor s Vladimírem Justlem nejen o Vladimíru Holanovi”, in Host 16.7 (2000), pp. 24-30.
  • (with Petr Mikeš) “Natural Fire. Přirozený oheň. (critical introduction)”, in Krajina Supů, Vultures' Country. (Olomouc: Votobia, 1996), ISBN 80-7198-065-X.