Christopher Erwin Koy

PhDr. Christopher Koy, M.A., Ph.D.

Kancelář: TL 306
Telefon: 387 773 204

Konzultační hodiny

konzultační hodiny se ve zkouškovém období konají dle domluvy

Major Publications:



STEP BY STEP. ANGLIČTINA PRO SAMOUKY (2nd edition, 2007) učebnice



Publications in the last five years

Koy, Ch. (2017): "Plagiarism in Typee: A Peep at Herman Melville's Lifting from Travel Narratives" In: American and British Studies Annual 10: s. 33-45. 1803-6058.

Koy, Ch. (2017): "'What will thou do, old man?' - Refashioning Lear's Descent into Madness in Philip Roth's Sabbath's Theater " In: Ostrava Journal of English Philology, 9:2: s. 7-25. 1803-8174.

Koy, Ch. (2017): Recenze - Transforming Postsecondary Teaching in the United States, Janet Swaffar and Per Urlaub (eds.) New York: Springer, 2014. In: Lingua Viva 26: s. 64-66. 1801-1489.

Koy, Ch. (2017): Recenze - Pavlína Flajšarová, Diaspora in the Fiction of Andrea Levy. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. In: Lingua Viva 25: s. 59-62. 1801-1489.

Koy, Ch. (2016): Recenze - Simona Kraus, Prag in der amerikanischen Literatur: Cynthia Ozick und Philip Roth. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 443 pp. In: Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 26:51 (July 2016), s. 111-113. 0862-8424.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "Applying Strategies of the Snobographer: Charles W. Chesnutt's Use of Thackeray in Two 'Blue Vein Society' Stories" In: American and British Studies Annual 8: s. 31-48, 1803-6058.

Interviewed by Štěpán Kučera (2015): "Christopher Koy: Česká stopa Philipa Rotha" In: March 2, 2015. [popular media]

Koy, Ch. (2015) "Representations of the Québécois in Brian Moore's Novels" In: Considering Identity: Views on Canadian Literature and History. (Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2015), 141-156, 978-80-244-4754-4.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "Confronting Intolerance in Post-Conflict Kosovo through Literary Fiction" In Lingua Viva 11:20, s. 17-29, 1801-1489.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "Teaching English in Ukraine," ATEČR Newsletter. Journal of English Language Teaching 26:1 (Summer 2015), s. 21-23, 1210-0196.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "Will the United Kingdom Leave the European Union?" ATEČR Newsletter. Journal of English Language Teaching 26:1 (Summer 2015), s. 45-46, 1210-0196.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "Bandage or Unbandage the Wound? The Impact of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on the Morale of Charles Chesnutt's 'The Sheriff's Children'" In Creating, Shaping, Signifying: 10th Brno Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies. Abstracts. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, s. 76, 978-80-210-7690-7.

Koy, Ch. (2015): Guest Editor, Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture - The Worldliness of Philip Roth 25:49 (July 2015), 128 pp., 0862-8424.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "The Worldliness of Philip Roth" In: Litteraria Pragensia 25:49 (July 2015), s. 1-5, 0862-8424.

Koy, Ch. (2015): "Half-Jew, Half-Gentile: the 'Very Very Screwed Up' Child in The Family Carnovsky and American Pastoral" In: Litteraria Pragensia 25:49 (July 2015), s. 47-59, 0862-8424.

Koy, Ch. (2014): Recenze - Mark Edmondsen: Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education In: Lingua Viva 10:18, s. 63-65, 1801-1489.

Koy, Ch (2013): The Idiosyncrasies of Tricksterism in Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Goophered Grapevine" In: 'Tis to Create & in Creating Live. Essays in Honour of Martin Procházka. Pilný, Ondřej a Horková, Mirka (eds.). Vydavatel: Univerzita Karlova v Praze: 276-286. ISBN 978-80-7308-445-5.

Koy, Ch. (2013): Racism in the Confrontation of Crime in Saul Bellow's Novels Mr. Sammler's Planet, The Dean's December and Ravelstein. In: Lingua Viva 17/2013: 9-21. ISSN: 1801-1489.

Koy, Ch. (2013): Učil jsem v Kosovu. In: Journal - Časopis Jihočeské univerzity v Českých Budějovicích č 1 (říjen 2013): 22-23. [překlad L. Kochmichová, redakčně krátil a upravil, M. Vlasák].

Koy, Ch. (2013): Comparing the 2008 and 2012 US Presidential Elections. In: ATEČR Newsletter. Journal of English Language Teaching 24:1 (Autumn 2013): 34-40. ISSN: 1210-0196.

Koy, Ch. (2012): Teaching Critical Thinking: Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Business Man’ and the Lure of Success. In: New Ways in Teaching and Learning. Proceedings from the 8th International and 12th National Conference of the Association of Teachers of the Czech Republic, University of Hradec Kralové, s. 12-17. 1210–0196.

Koy, Ch. (2012): Junot Díaz's 'Aurora' and 'Aguantando' as Minor Literature. In: Ostrava Journal of English Philology 4:2, s. 71-81. 1803-8174.

Koy, Ch. (2012): Teaching Hesitation Strategies - a Few Suggestions In: ATEČR Newsletter. Journal of English Language Teaching 22:1, s. 22-26, 1210-0196.

Curriculum Vitae

Grants awarded:

  • JČU – Mezinárodní mobilita výzkumných pracovníků v oboru Americká literatura, 2018
  • SPARK NGO – Mitrovica University (Republic of Kosovo), 2013
  • Bosch Stiftung – Emanuel Lévinas Seminar, 2000
  • Fellowship, Max Kade Foundation, 1993
  • Austrian Fulbright Commission, 1985-1986
  1. The Godfather in Word and Film (taken by T. David)
  2. The Representation of Richard Nixon in Works of Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer (taken by J. Remeš)
  3. Short Stories about the American Civil War (taken by T. Mašková)
  4. Love and the American Dream: Comparing: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald with The Sun King by David Ignatius (taken by L. Skalová)
  5. Realism in Selected Short Stories by William Dean Howells
  6. Ashkenazi Assimilation in New York City in the Short Fiction of Anzia Yezierska
  7. African American Satire: Analysis of Schulyer's Black No More and Kelley's A Different Drummer
  1. The Northern Irish Civil War and the Irish Republican Army Depicted in Northern Irish Novels (taken by F. Volf)
  2. Black Characters in Novels of the Victorian Age (taken by T. Benešová)
  3. Analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's Xuela Stories and her "Autobiography of My Mother"
  4. Morality in the Grocery Store: the 'Good Man' in Malamud's "The Assistant" and Steinbeck's "The Winter of Our Discontent."
  5. Examining Absurd Crimes: Harlem Detective Novels by Chester B. Himes
  6. The Vietnam War Fiction by Tim O'Brien
  7. Comparing and Contrasting Film and Novel: "The Day of the Locusts" by Nathaniel West
  8. Satire and Louisiana's French Speakers in "The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable