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Literary Archive Department Head

PhDr. Tomáš Pavlíček, Ph.D.

Career

since 2012       the MCL Literary Archive Department Head

2003–2012      A staff scientist at the Institute for Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic, Department for Research into Czech Culture

2001–2002       The Contemporary Literature Department, Institute for Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic (ÚČL AV ČR, v. v. i.)

1996–2007       The MCL Literary Archive Archivist and Curator

1996                   A teacher at the Jaroslav Seifert Gymnasium, Prague 9

Studies

2010                     PhDr. Degree; the Degree state examination

2001–2009          PhD studies at the Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University, Prague (Czech a Czechoslovak History; Dissertation work From the Second Republic’s Literary Life (1938–1939), PhD Degree)

2007–2008          Scholarship at the Institut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa na Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

1993–2000          Master’s studies at the Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University, Prague (History)

1990–1996          Master’s studies at the Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University, Prague (Czech Language and Literature, Civics)

He performs research aimed at issues of literary life, especially that spanning the period from the 1890s to the mid-19th century; he systematically devotes himself to the subject of literary censure. He has contributed to the collective work, Dějiny české literatury 1945-1989 (by P. Janoušek & Coll., Prague 2008-2009) (The Czech Literature History 1945-1989). V obecném zájmu. Cenzura a sociální regulace literatury v moderní české kultuře 1740-2014 (M. Wögerbauer, P. Píša, P. Šámal, P. Janáček & Coll., Prague 2015) (In the Public Interest. Censure and Social Regulation in the Czech Modern Culture 1740-2017). He is a co-editor (with M. Wögerbauer, P. Píša) on the committee Nebezpečná literatura? Antologie z myšlení o literární cenzuře (Brno 2012) (Perilous Literature? Anthologies from Thoughts about Literary Censure).  He pens articles for professional journals (such as The Literary Archive, The Contemporary History), he is a member of editorial boards of journals The Czech Literature, The Literary Archive, The Marginalia Historica.

He has curated and arranged exhibition projects such as ‘Ale mne tato doba bolí... Karel Schulz básník, prozaik, novinář‘ (MCL 1999) (Yet this Period Hurts Me … Karel Schultz a Poet, a Prosaist, a Journalist); ‘František Bílek. 1870-1942’(GHMP 2000, documentary section of the exhibition); ‘Who I Am. Bohumil Hrabal: a Writer –  a Czech – a Central-European’ (MCL, Literaturhaus Berlin 2014). He is the ‘NAKI II’ grant project researcher ‘From a Source to Edition. Providing Access to the Czech Literature Fonds, Their Use in Publishing Practice’ ((DG16P02H033).