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PhDr. Dagmar Pegues, PhD

Contact Information:


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Website: http://www.dagmarpegues.com

Education:


  • Charles University, Prague (2005 - 2009)
    • PhD studies in Philology - English and American Literature
    Dissertation title: Contemporary Revaluation of Southern Local Color Fiction
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (2007 - 2008)
    • Independent academic dissertation research under the supervision of Dr. Barbara C. Ewell sponsored by the Fulbright commission.
  • Debrecen Summer University (April - May 2006)
    • Intensive Hungarian Language Course
  • Charles University, Prague (1999 - 2005)
    • M.A. studies. Major: Anglo-American studies. Minor: Philosophy

Final state examination grade: excellent

Diploma thesis title: An Ambiguous Triumph: Evolving Stereotypes of Local Color Fiction in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

Diploma thesis grade: excellent

  • University of New Orleans (2003)
    • American Literature courses
    • French Language course
  • Lynn University American College Dublin, English Language Dept. (1998)
    • Intensive Advanced English class
  • The Queen's University of Belfast, Institute of Continuing Education (1998)
    • English Class grade: A
    • Advanced English class grade: A
  • Business oriented high school ESO- Euroškola, Strakonice (1993-1997)

Leaving examination:

o Czech Language excellent (A)

o Economics excellent (A)

o Accounting excellent (A)

o English excellent (A)

o German excellent (A)

Certificates:


  • 1998 - University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • 1998 - University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • 2005 - TOEFL score: 290 (96.6 %)
  • 2005 - GRE: verbal score: 580 quantitative score: 470 analytical score: 4.5
  • 2006 - Debrecen Summer School certificate in Hungarian Language (third level)

Scholarships, Grants:


  • 2009 - 2010 Grant Agency of Charles University: co-recipient of a grant for awarded for translation and publication of an anthology of short fiction of American regionalist women writers in Czech
  • 2007 - 2008 Fulbright Scholarship, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

Academic Societies / Journals:


Awards:


  • 2004 - Mathesius Award (2004): Awarded by the Anglo-American Studies department of the Charles University for the best diploma thesis.

Conferences:


  • March 26 - 30, 2008, New Orleans - 22nd Annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
  • April 17 - 20, 2008, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia - "Southern Roots and Routes: Origins, Migrations, Transformations", Biannual Conference of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature
  • May 22 - 25, 2008, San Francisco - 19th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association
  • February 4 - 6, 2010, Brno - 9th Brno Conference of British, American and Canadian Studies
  • 8-11 April 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana - Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference: "Limits of Representation of Racial "Otherness": Grotesque Portrayals of the Mammy Stereotype in Kate Chopin's Fiction"
  • 27-30 May 2010, San Francisco, California - 23rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association: "The Colorful Colored Body: Region-Specific Representations of the "Tragic Mulatta" Stereotype in the Fiction of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Grace King"
  • 14-16 October 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference
  • 14-17 July 2011, Oxford, Mississippi - Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference: "Motherhood vs. Mammyhood: Maternal Concepts Subverted by the Louisiana Region-Specific Local Color Paradigm"

Publications:


  • Dagmar Pegues, Tereza Kynčlová (eds.) Cesta Amerikou: Antologie povídek regionálních spisovatelek. (Across America: Anthology of Stories by American Women Regionalists). Brno: Host, August 2011. (ISBN 978-80-7294-382-1).
  • Dagmar Pegues. "Removing the Pedestal: The Bad Belle as the Vessel of Veiled Critique of Southern Patriarchy. A Review of The Belle Gone Bad: White Southern Women Writers and the Dark Seductress.Litteraria Pragensia 20.40 (December 2010): 149 – 152.
  • Dagmar Pegues "Fear and Desire: Regional Aesthetics and Colonial Desire in Kate Chopin's Portrayals of the Tragic Mulatta Stereotype." The Southern Literary Journal. 43.1. (Fall 2010): 1 - 22.
  • Dagmar Pegues "Kaleidoscopic Vision of Kate Chopin's Fiction and Life: The Twenty-first Century Response to the Genre of Local Color. A Review of The Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin." Literaria Pragensia 38.19 (December 2009):100-105.
  • Dagmar Pegues "Regional Aesthetics: Formation of Identities and Stereotypes in the Fiction of Grace King and Kate Chopin." Brno Studies in English. 35. 1 (September 2009): 123 - 148.

Courses Taught:


  • Spring 2009 - lecturer: "American regionalist fiction of the 19th century and its reception in the 20th century", undergraduate course, Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Charles University, Prague.
  • 2006 - 2007 - part-time lecturer: "Literary Expressions of the American Dream", undergraduate course, Eastern and Central European Studies Department, Charles University, Prague.
  • April 2006 - visiting lecturer: "William Faulkner from the perspective of American and European Thought", undergraduate course, Eastern and Central European Studies Department, Charles University, Prague.

Work Experience

April 2010 - present

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Independent scholar, freelance translator and editor (Czech/English)

Sept. 2009 - March 2010

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Coordinator of the International Relations and European Studies (IRES) programme, Metropolitan University Prague

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009
- Czech/English translator in the Communications Department of the Office of the Czech Presidency in the EU Council, Office of the Czech Government

2006 - 2009

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PhD. student at the Department of Anglo-American Studies of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Charles University

2006 - 2007

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Part-time lecturer at a semestral ECES Course "Literary Expressions of the American Dream" offered by Charles University in Prague

1999 - 2007

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Freelance English language translator and interpreter in Prague

April 2006

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Visiting lecturer at ECES (Eastern Central European Studies) Course "William Faulkner from the Perspective of American and European Thought" offered by Charles University in Prague.

2005

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English Tutor at Eureka Language School in Prague

2003

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Czech Tutor at University of New Orleans, Critical Languages Program

2003 - 2006

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Contract assistant for the Canadian Embassy in Prague

1999 - 2005

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Professional temporary assistant for AYS Placement and Workshops (primarily for the following companies: General Electric, KPMG, MSD, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Clifford Chance)

1998 - 1999

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Au-pair in Belfast, United Kingdom

1997 - 1998

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Assistant Manager and interpreter in Renaco, computer games development, s.r.o. in Prague

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