Dr Petra Johana Poncarova
- Marie Curie Fellow (Scottish Literature)
Petra Johana Poncarová is a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Glasgow. She serves as secretary of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures and is one of the co-directors of Ionad Eòghainn MhicLachlainn | National Centre for Gaelic Translation. She was the manager of the 3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures (Prague, 2022).
The project ERSKINE, supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, guaranteed by UKRI, and carried out at the University of Glasgow in 2023-2025, explores the Gaelic magazines founded by Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar in the first decades of the twentieth century and their impact on the development of Gaelic literature and Scottish national movement.
Selected research outcomes related to the project:
- Petra Johana Poncarová, “A Fitting Offering to the Gaelic Thalia or Melpomene: Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar and Drama in Scottish Gaelic,” Litteraria Pragensia 30:59 (2020)
- Petra Johana Poncarová, “Snake Women and Hideous Sensations: The Strange Case of Gaelic Detective Short Stories by Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar,” Scottish Literary Review 12:1 (2020)
- Petra Johana Poncarová, “Masculinity in Ruaraidh Erskine’s Short Stories in the Context of Fin-de-siècle Detective Fiction,” Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Annual Symposium, 26 November 2022 (video lecture)