Richard Olehla, Ph.D.

Vice-President for Academic Quality & WASC Accreditation Liaison Officer

Letenská 5, Prague 1
Office No. 4.12


Richard Olehla is a university lecturer, literary journalist and translator. Born in Prague, he graduated from the English Department, Charles University in Prague. He holds a PhD. in American literature and has taught a variety of courses in modern American literature and culture at Charles University, the Josef Skvorecky Literary Academy, and the Akcent College. He has been a recipient of the Camoes scholarship (2000) and the James W. Fulbright scholarship (2005). His professional interest focuses on post 9/11 literature and the relationship between ideology and writing.

His interests include reading, writing about modern American fiction, e-book business development and sports. Apart from working at AAU, he also contributes to Czech literary journals and leads an e-book publishing project at the Municipal Library in Prague.


Modern American Fiction, Ideology and Literature

Publications & Other Activities

  • Olehla, Richard. Perspektivy konce: Thomas Pynchon a román po 11. září. Praha : Karolinum, Praha 2014. (ISBN: 978-80-246-2502-7)
  • „Common Faith: Civil Religion in the US“. The New Presence, Summer 2010, Vol. 12 Issue 2, pp. 26–31. (ISSN: 1211-8303).
  • „Literatura ve světě 2006 a 2007“, Gutenberg, Praha 2008, pp. 9–41. (ISBN 978-80-86349-32-9).
  • „The Quest for the Holy Word: Lacan’s Name-of-the-Father, paranoia and possible madness in The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow“. Litteraria Pragensia; 2008, Vol. 18, Issue 35), pp. 57–72. (ISSN: 0862-8424)