Eliška Poláčková, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

In her research she focuses on ancient, especially Roman drama and theatre, medieval drama and theatre and on translations for theatre.

She studied Czech and English Language and Literature (BA) at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University, where she got her MA for her studies of Latin (5 years, in Master´s studies specializing in Medieval studies) and of theatre science (2 years). The conclusions of her research of the Latin play Homulus and its relation to the English play Everyman, which was the topic of her thesis at the Department of English and American Studies of the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University, were published in Listy filologické – Folia philologica under the title “Mutato nomine dicor nunc Homulus. Latin translation of the morality play of Elckerlijc”. In her Master´s thesis “Pseudolus by Plautus”: Czech Translations and Performances she focused on the analysis of Czech translations of Plautus´ Pseudolus. In 2017 she successfully defended her PhD thesis “the Theatricality of Bohemian LIterature of the Fourteenth Century” at the Department of Theatre Studies at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University (she was awarded the 2nd prize ex aequo, Dean´s Prize for outstanding PhD theses).

In 2008 she participated in an international Summer School of Ancient Drama in Epidaurus, Greece, organized by the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama. She presented papers about ancient and medieval theatre at international conferences: “Tragic Heroines on Ancient and Modern Stage” in Portugal, “Postgraduate Symposium of Ancient Drama”, “International Medieval Congress” in Great Britain and the “Triennial Colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l'étude du Théâtre Médiéval” in Poland.

She also lectures at Czech conferences at a variety of other colleges (Charles University, JAMU, DAMU) and for the general public (e.g. the Open Day at the Academy of Science, university of the third age etc.). From 2008 to 2012 she worked as a dramaturge of the Aldente Theatre in Brno. Since January 2014 she has been working as a researcher at the Department of Ancient Culture and its reception at the Centre for Classical Studies of the Academy of Science. Since 2017 she has been working as a researcher at the Department of Theatre Studies at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University.

personal web page at muni.cz

consulting hours
  • Tuesday 11.30–12.30
  • eliska.polackova@mail.muni.cz

bud. G/G001 
Gorkého 57/7 
602 00 Brno 


POLÁČKOVÁ, Eliška. Stereotypy v českých překladech Tita Maccia Plauta. In Jakub Čechvala, Eliška Poláčková. Ve stínu hellénského slunce. Obrazy antiky v moderní české kultuře. Praha: Nakladatelství Filosofia, 2016, s. 243–316, 339–410.

POLÁČKOVÁ, Eliška. Český překlad antických her: Quo Vadis? Theatralia 2012, roč. 15, č. 1, s. 136–150.

POLÁČKOVÁ, Eliška. Seneca’ Phaedra – an over passionate heroine: analysis of Hana Burešová’s Faidra. In Maria de Fátima Silva, Susana Hora Marques. Tragic Heroines on Ancient and Modern Stage. University of Coimbra: Centre of Classical and Humanistic Studies, 2010, s. 109–119.


STEHLÍKOVÁ, Eva. Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre. Překlad Eliška POLÁČKOVÁ. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 

POLÁČKOVÁ, Eliška. Jonathan Chadwick: Hra. Městské divadlo Zlín, 2012 (nepubl.).