Sarah Skwires article on Orwell vs. Kafka here reminds me that Ive never posted the slides from my presentation on Austro-Libertarian Themes in Three Prague Authors: Čapek, Kafka, and Hašek from last years ASC. So here they are; czech em out!
Part 1, covering Karel Čapek: powerpoint or pdf
Part 2, covering Franz Kafka and Jaroslav Hašek: powerpoint or pdf
Eventually therell be a completed paper as well.
Quick pronunciation guide:
Č is pronounced Ch.
Š is pronounced Sh.
J is pronounced Y.
Švejk rhymes with bake, despite generations of non-Czechs prounouncing it as though it rhymed with bike.