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Czech PEN’s founding was preceded by a rather complicated overture, and it took several years to establish. Otakar Vočadlo, a Czech professor of English and American studies and a literary historian, played a crucial role in initiating the process. Having succeeded Bohdan Chudoba as the teacher of Czech language and literature at the School of Slavonic Studies at London University College, he worked there on his habilitation thesis. 

Centre tchèque

La fondation du Centre PEN tchèque a été l’aboutissement d’un processus compliqué, et il a fallu plusieurs années pour établir cette institution. Otakar Vočadlo, professeur tchèque d’études anglaises et américaines et historien de la littérature, a joué un rôle crucial dans le lancement dudit processus. Après avoir succédé à Bohdan Chudoba en tant que professeur de langue et de littérature tchèques au centre d’études de l’Europe centrale (School of Slavonic Studies) du University College de Londres, il y a travaillé sur sa thèse d’habilitation.

Centro Checo

La fundación del PEN Checo estuvo precedida por una obertura bastante complicada, y su instauración llevó varios años. Otakar Vočadlo, profesor checo de estudios ingleses y norteamericanos e historiador literario, desempeñó un papel crucial a la hora de poner en marcha el proceso. Como sucesor de Bohdan Chudoba como profesor de lengua y literatura checa en la Escuela de Estudios Eslavos del London University College, trabajó allí en su tesis de habilitación.

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1 Karel Čapek’s Nobel Prize nomination announced in Arbetet

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2 Reception for Georges Duhamel

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3 Karel Čapek at the 9th Congress

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4 Premiere of Karlevich Marko

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5 Alois Jirásek

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6 Thomas Mann and Oskar Frenkel

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7 Czech Centre Board Caricature

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8 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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9 Conscience of the Word book

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10 The 10th Congress

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11 Philip Roth and Günter Grass receive Karel Čapek Awards

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12 František Khol

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13 Jiří Stránský

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