Ms Jana Nahodilova

MPhil, UCL, London, MSc, Birkbeck College, London

  • BS8 1TE

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Jana is a Deputy Language Director with responsibility for Czech. She has been at the University of Bristol since 2001. She is responsible for teaching and organisation of all Czech language units at undergraduate level as well as teaching on distance learning MA in Translation Programme.

Based on her research interest, she designed and teaches cultural units ‘Czech Gender Relations’, ‘Introduction to Czech Cinema since 1963’ and ‘Contemporary Czech Society and Politics’. She also contributes to new school-wide units, ‘Woman and Nation’ and ‘Communism in Europe’.

Jana also supervises final year BA and MA in Translation dissertations within her research expertise (e.g. in 2010/2011 Health of Czech Roma Women; Translation of Academic articles from Czech into English).

Jana’s academic interest also lies in development of interactive resources for independent study and teaching purposes and she created an extensive online interactive material for students of Czech. She is currently working on creating new interactive authentic resources using audio-visual material.


‘Aspekty genderu v Babičce očima mladé generace’ in Jedním okem – One Eye Open, Prague, Vol. 6, 2006.

‘Family Matters: The Early Films of Alice Nellis’ in KinoKultura, Special Issue, No. 4, 2006.

‘Sex in the City: Review of Vladimír Morávek’s Bored in Brno’ in KinoKultura, Special Issue, No. 4, 2006.

‘The Evil Within: National Stereotyping in Eva Klenová’ in Central Europe, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2007.

Nation in Formation: Inclusion and Exclusion in Central & Eastern Europe, Catherine Baker, Christopher J Gerry, Barbara Madaj, Liz Mellish and Jana Nahodilová (eds), Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe, No. 1, 2007.


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