Slavíme 100 let výuky
na Katedře anglistiky a amerikanistiky v Brně

Though Masaryk University was founded in 1919, only the Faculties of Law and Medicine began operating that year. The Faculties of Science and Arts came into existence a year later, in 1920. But it was only in 1921 that actual teaching began. To mark this centenary, the Faculty of Arts and its departments organized a wide range of activities in the course of 2021.
The Department of English and American Studies took part in the celebration through two online events held on 20 November.

Morning:
Symposium to mark the centennial of the birth of Prof. Jan Firbas
(Moderator: Jana Chamonikolasová)

Afternoon
Virtual “Reunion”
(Moderator: Tomáš Pospíšil)

Opening (duration: 10:34)
— Welcoming address (Jana Chamonikolasová)
— Current state of the Department (Tomáš Pospíšil)

Reflections on the “spirit” of the English Department and English in Brno
— Don Sparling
(Duration 21:20)

Announcing new books

Volumes 4 and 5 of Collected Works of Jan Firbas
— Jana Chamonikolasová
(Duration 5:41)

Book launch of Collected Works of Jan Firbas
— Eva Golková. Ludmila Urbanová, Jana Chamonikolasová, Jiří Lukl
(Duration 2:47)

English or Czenglish: Avoiding Czechisms in English – a completely revised new edition
— Simona Kalová, Chris Rance, Don Sparling
(Duration 21:23)

Outside In: A Personal History of the Brno Department of English – a new book based on Don Sparling’s research and personal reminiscences
(Duration 13:02)

Further Programme

An update on Gypsywood
— Jeff Smith and Tomáš Kačer
(Duration 10:02)

“Professor Chudoba's tree” – something interesting in the works
— Nora Hodečková and Don Sparling
(Duration 20:44)

New website on the history of the English Department
— Jiří Rambousek
(Duration 4:33)

“Friends of the English Department” – a surprise! – and conclusion
— Don Sparling
(Duration 5:32)

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