Česká literární bibliografie Czech Literary Bibliography

Literary Samizdat and Exile Bibliography Section

The Literary Samizdat and Exile Bibliography Section became part of our activities in 2016. This groups deals primarily with dissident Czech magazines and to a lesser extent those of Slovak and Polish origin. These journals date from the 1950s to the early 1990s, with an emphasis on the normalisation period and the time just before the Velvet Revolution.  

The chief sources of this material are the Libri prohibiti library and scriptum.cz website, which feature scans of samizdat journals. Other material stems from the Czechoslovak Documentation Centre archive (now administered by the National Museum) and private collections.

Aside from their bibliographical tasks, staff also contribute to research on post-war eastern bloc alternative culture, the dissident movement and underground literature of the 1970s and 1980s. For these purposes, they often partner with foreign institutions and research networks like the Institute of Literary Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences and the NEP4DISSENT international network. NEP4DISSENT, a beneficiary of the COST research programme, helped compile the Polonica database for Czech samizdat. Another product of international collaboration is Samizdat Past & Present (2019), an English-language anthology of seminal work on samizdat-related issues by leading Czech literary scholars and historians.

Head: Mgr. Gabriela Romanová

Contact address: sambibl@ucl.cas.cz

Bc. Renáta Cebe
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Bc. Nikola Dlabajová
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Mgr. Marta Kellerová Kordíková
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Mgr. Dominik Melichar
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Mgr.  Pavel Nevyhoštěný
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Mgr. Gabriela Romanová
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Mgr. et Mgr. Šárka Sladovníková
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CLB at the Sixth Congress of International Czech Literary Studies

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One-week Internship in Poznań

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