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I currently teach Czech language to students at all levels in Oxford. My principal research area is Czech prose of the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a particular focus on narrative structures and discourse. I have worked on description in Czech 19th century travel writing, and the narrative texts of Richard Weiner (1884-1937). I have also held a long term interest in discourse analysis and text linguistics, and more recently second language acquisition and aspects of bilingualism.


Consciousness of Fiction: Structures of Narrative Uncertainty in the Prose of Richard Weiner.
(D.Phil. thesis, degree awarded 2006)


Czech language classes.


Translator, Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Poetika vyprávění (Narrative Fiction: Contemporary Poetics), with own afterword (Brno: Host, 2001)

'Popis v uměleckém cestopise - český cestopis 19. století (The role of description in 19th-century Czech travel-writing)', Česká literatura, (1998), 370-405