Vaclav Pinos

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4th Year Student


Born in 1991 in Brno, Czech Republic, Vaclav grew up in Cape Town, Ulaanbaatar, Canberra, Prague and Tirana. He studied English Literature at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, receiving his BA in 2014 and continuing to Comparative Literature at Yale directly.

Dissertation Title

“Inaccessible Agents, Recalcitrant Symbols: Anthropomorphosis and the Western Construction of Non-Human Animal Characters, Protagonists and Narrators in the Prose of the Anthropocene“

Research Interests

Bildungsromane; educational theory; affect theory; decadence; history of sexuality; narratology; the novel in the 19th and 20th centuries; inter-species relations; ecstasy; expatriatism; phenomenology; animality; mysticism; the influence of Buddhism on the West

Education History

IB (English College in Prague)
BA, English Literature, Oxford University