FEBRUARY 13, 2021
BOŽENA NĚMCOVÁ AND HER LETTERS
IN CONTEMPORARY CZECH CULTURE
Join us on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. for a presentation and discussion on Zoom:
Lucie Saicová Římalová
Božena Němcová (1820-1862) is an important figure of the 19th century Czech culture. Her literary texts are highly valued by literary scientists and children are taught about them at school. But how do we see Božena Němcová today? Do we still read her texts? Dr. Římalová will briefly discuss Božena Němcová’s public “picture” in contemporary Czech society and then focus on Božena Němcová’s private letters. She will show why they represent an important part of Božena Němcová’s literary work and why many people regard them as her most vivid literary heritage.
About the Presenters: Lucie Saicová Římalová, PhD, is an associate professor of Czech language at the Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. She specializes in contemporary Czech language, first language acquisition in Czech speaking children, and pragmatic and stylistic analysis of texts.