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Academic Staff

Dr. Phil. Simone KRAUS

Faculty/Institut Institute of Applied Language Studies
Správa UJP

Department/Division: Správa UJP

Faculty/Institute Institute of Applied Language Studies (UJP)
Job classification odborný asistent

Office hours

Day From To Week Note
Tuesday 09:00 11:00 Every UU 306/no office hour 16.1.
Thursday 08:00 10:00 Every UU 306/no office hour 11.1.

Other information

Note Dr. Kraus is an experienced translator and university lecturer. She earned her doctoral degree in American Studies from the renowned Translation School of JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY/MAINZ where she taught translation classes and English for ten years. --- In 2017, the prestigious BREAD LOAF WRITERS' Conference of MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE accepted her as manuscript contributor for creative nonfiction in the workshop led by Luis Alberto Urrea. --- In 2016, she was the recipient of a KATHARINE BAKELESS NASON GRANT for emerging writers for the BREAD LOAF TRANSLATORS' CONFERENCE of MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. She is the author of 'Prag in der amerikanischen Literatur: Cynthia Ozick und Philip Roth' ('Prague in American Literature: Cynthia Ozick and Philip Roth'), a book focusing on the literary representation of Prague in the works of Ozick and Roth. It was published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group in 2016. --- In addition to her significant experience in the field of American and Translation Studies, Dr. Kraus earned a Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Adults from the UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, England. --- Her RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC INTERESTS include: American Literature (focus on 19th/20th century), Translation Studies, Literary Translation (e.g. Kafka's letters in English translation), Legal Translation, Teaching English for Specific Purposes (Law/Economics). --- Between 2013 and 2016, Dr. Kraus was a member of the ASPEN INSTITUTE Prague (now Aspen Institute Central Europe).