Šárka Bubíková, Associate Professor at the University of Pardubice, specializes in modern American literature, Anglophone children’s literature, contemporary ethnic Bildugsroman and crime fiction. Apart from numerous articles and book chapters, she has published books examining the American literary canon (2007) and the influence of the changing concept of childhood on literary production for children (2009) and co-authored Literary Childhoods: Growing Up in British and American Literature (2008). Currently, she is working on a project on (ethnic) crime fiction. She also writes fiction. In 2010, she was a Fulbright research scholar at Amherst College, Amherst, MA, and in 2012, a visiting researcher at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Olga Roebuck is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pardubice. She has received her M.Litt in Cultural Studies at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and her PhD in English and American Literature at Charles University in Prague. Among her research interests are cultural identities in contemporary Scottish fiction, mainly popular fiction. Currently, she is cooperating on a research titled Place and Community in Contemporary Anglophone Crime Fiction supported by the Czech Science Foundation grant GA CR 19-02634S.