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Senior Lecturer in Czech Studies, University of Glasgow

Jan Čulík is a graduate of Charles University, Prague. He has been working as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow since 1995. After being employed as a lecturer in Czech Studies at the Universities of Glasgow and Lancaster in the early 1980s, he worked as an independent producer and film maker for the UK TV station Channel Four Television. His Channel Four documentary “Orpheus through the Ages” (1984) received a Scottish BAFTA (TRIC) award for the best film in the Music and Arts category in 1986. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jan Čulík has also worked as a journalist for the Czechoslovak section of the BBC World Service and for the US station Radio Free Europe. In 1996, he founded a Czech-language cultural and political internet daily Britské listy (, which has currently some 3 million individual readers per year (Google Analytics). He is well-known as a public commentator in the Czech Republic. Jan Čulík is the author of two monographs on post-communist Czech cinema, one published in Czech and one in English. He has recently also produced an international monograph dealing with the construction of mythologies in the Central and East European TV series.


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    Senior Lecturer in Czech, University of Glasgow