PhDr. Dagmar Pegues, PhD

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  • 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)


  • 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:


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


  • 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"


  • 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


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

Sept. 2009 - March 2010


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


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

2006 - 2007


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

1999 - 2007


Freelance English language translator and interpreter in Prague

April 2006


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.



English Tutor at Eureka Language School in Prague



Czech Tutor at University of New Orleans, Critical Languages Program

2003 - 2006


Contract assistant for the Canadian Embassy in Prague

1999 - 2005


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

1998 - 1999


Au-pair in Belfast, United Kingdom

1997 - 1998


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

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