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Prof. Dr. Marek Nekula

Prof. Dr. Marek Nekula

Professor of Bohemian and Western Slavic Studies, Head of the Bohemicum


Universität Regensburg
Institute for Slavic Studies
Universitätsstraße 27
93053 Regensburg

Main Research Areas

  • Philology and Cultural Studies:
  • Grammar and pragmatics
  • Typology and language comparison
  • Language contact and multilingualism
  • Language planning - language management
  • Literature and Cultural Studies:
  • Language in space - space in literature
  • Commemorative cultures
  • Semiotics of culture and New Historicism
  • National rebirth - modernism
  • "Prague German literature"

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Brno (Czech Republic). Doctorate (PhDr.) at the Masaryk University in Brno on the means of expression of irony from a pragmalinguistic point of view, subsequently doctorate (Dr. phil.) at the Free University of Berlin. Habilitation in Brno. Since 1998 professor of Bohemian and Western Slavic Studies at Universität Regensburg and director of Bohemianum Regensburg/Passau.


  • Slovo a slovesnost (Editorial Board)
  • Vienna Slavic Yearbook (Advisory Board)
  • Naše řeč (Editorial Board)
  • Dějiny a současnost (Editorial Board)
  • brücken (Editorial Board)
  • Series "Slavica" in Winter University Press (Heidelberg)

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Board member and principal investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • Head of Bohemicum Regensburg-Passau and German-Czech Studies
  • Member of Collegium Carolinum


List of publications

Supervised Ph.D. Theses at Graduate School