SOAS University of London

Africa Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Alena Rettová

PhD (Charles University, Prague)
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Overview

Teaching

Publications

Authored Books

Rettová, Alena (2013) Chanter l'existence : La poésie de Sando Marteau et ses horizons philosophiques. Středokluky: Zdeněk Susa.

Rettova, Alena (2007) Afrophone Philosophies: Reality and Challenge. Středokluky: Zdenek Susa.

Rettova, Alena (2004) We Hold on to the Word of Lizard. A Small Anthology of Zimbabwean Ndebele Writing. Středokluky [Czech Republic]: Zdenek Susa.

Rettová (Nováková), Alena (2002) Africká filozofie mezi lékaři a filozofy. Středokluky (Czech Republic): Zdeněk Susa.

Rettova, Alena (2001) Africká filosofie: Dějiny, trendy, problémy. Středokluky (Czech Republic): Zdeněk Susa.

Articles

Rettova, Alena (2017) 'Sci-fi and Afrofuturism in the Afrophone Novel: Writing the Future and the Possible in Swahili and in Shona'. Research in African Literatures, (48) 1, pp 158-172.

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'Time as Myth, Time as History in Afrophone Novels on Ujamaa (Tanzanian Socialism) and the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela (Zimbabwean Liberation War)'. Comparative Literature, (68) 4, pp 389-407.

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'Writing in the Swing? Neo-Realism in Post-Experimental Swahili fiction'. Research in African Literatures, (47) 3, pp 15-31.

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'African philosophy as a radical critique [Editorial for Special Issue on African Philosophy]'. Journal of African Cultural Studies, (28) 2, pp 127-131.

Rettová, Alena (2015) 'A solitary war? Genre, community and philosophy in Swahili culture'. Journal of African Cultural Studies, (28) 2, pp 209-224.

Rettová, Alena (2015) 'The singer of pain: Suffering and subversion in the poetry of Sando Marteau'. International Journal of Francophone Studies, (18) 2-3, pp 359-384.

Rettová, Alena (2015) 'The Second Year of Asixoxe'. Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, (3) 1, pp 149-151.

Biersteker, Ann and Rettová, Alena (2012) 'Swahili Language and Literature'. Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies.

Rettová, Alena (2010) 'Philosophy in utenzi metre. Expression of ideas and values in post-independence Swahili historiographic poetry'. Swahili Forum, (17), pp 34-57.

Rettova, Alena (2007) 'Lidství ni Utu? Ubinadamu baina ya Tamaduni'. Swahili Forum, (14), pp 89-134.

Rettova, Alena (2005) ''The best of all possible worlds'? The creation of a world in W. E. Mkufya's Ziraili na Zirani'. Swahili Forum, (12), pp 15-24.

Rettova, Alena (2004) 'Afrophone philosophies: possibilities and practice. The reflexion of philosophical influences in Euphrase Kezilahabi's Nagona and Mzingile'. Swahili Forum, (11), pp 45-68.

Rettova, Alena (2002) 'Die Reduplikation im Deutschen und im Swahili'. Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Philologica 2, Germanistica Pragensia, (XV (19), pp 53-58.

Edited Books

Rettová, Alena, (ed.), (2016) Journal of African Cultural Studies. Special issue on African Philosophy. . London: Routledge [Taylor and Francis]. (Volume 28, Issue 2).

Book Chapters

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'Novel in African Languages'. In: Gikandi, Simon, (ed.), Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 11 - The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean since 1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 71-86.

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'Comparative Literature and the Position of the Critic'. In: Loveday, Leo and Parpală, Emilia, (eds.), Ways of Being in Cultural and Literary Spaces. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp 206-217.

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'From Mimesis to Mize. Philosophical Implications of Departures from Literary Realism'. In: Vierke, Clarissa and Greven, Katharina, (eds.), Dunia Yao. Utopia/Dystopia in Swahili Fiction. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, pp 113-146.

Rettová, Alena (2016) 'Existentialism and Swahili Literature'. In: Beck, Rose Marie and Kresse, Kai, (eds.), Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politics. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, pp 109-122.

Rettová, Alena (2013) 'Les défis de la philosophie interculturelle aux temps postcoloniaux et postcommunistes'. In: Kasanda, Albert, (ed.), Dialogue interculturel. Cheminer ensemble vers un autre monde possible. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp 73-111.

Rettová, Alena (2012) 'Philosophy'. In: Ramsamy, Edward, (ed.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, & Africa: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 2 Africa.. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, pp 346-347.

Rettova, Alena (2012) 'Swahili Poetry'. In: Greene, Roland and Cushman, Stephen and Cavanagh, Clare and Ramazani, Jahan and Rouzer, Paul, (eds.), The Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry and Poetics. Fourth Edition.. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, pp 1380-1382.

Rettová, Alena (2012) ''They see him, but they don't recognize him because of his striking attire': Africa's changing identities and the Lingala novel'. In: Fiala, Vlastimil, (ed.), Multiple Identities in Post-Colonial Africa. Hradec Králové: Publishing House Moneta-FM, pp 191-202.

Rettová, Alena (2011) 'Philosophy of the Powerless: The Singer, the Sage, and Philosophy in Africa'. In: Horáková, Hana and Nugent, Paul and Skalník, Petr, (eds.), Africa: Power and Powerlessness. Hamburg: LIT Verlag, pp 92-106.

Rettová, Alena (2011) 'L'existentialisme et la littérature swahili'. In: Coulon, Virginia and Garnier, Xavier, (eds.), Les Littératures africaines. Textes et terrains. Paris: Karthala, pp 427-442.

Rettová, Alena (2008) '‘The horns of my thoughts are fastened together in a knot’: transformations of ‘humanity’ in Swahili and Shona literatures'. In: Oed, Anja and Reuster-Jahn, Uta, (eds.), Beyond the Language Issue: The Production, Mediation and Reception of Creative Writing in African Languages. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe, pp 263-274.

Rettova, Alena (2007) 'Inkos' uLobengula yasinyamalala: The Attitude to Tradition in Ndebele Theoretical Writing'. In: Malaba, Mbongeni and David, Geoff, (eds.), Zimbabwean Transitions: Essays on Zimbabwean Literature in English, Ndebele, and Shona. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, pp 53-76.

Rettova, Alena (2004) 'Africká filosofie v posledním desetiletí (1994-2004): Na cestě za afrofonními filosofiemi'. In: Onderka, Pavel, (ed.), Afrika: dvojznačné jaro 1994 [Africa: The Ambiguous Spring of 1994]. Prague: Aegyptus, pp 103-112.

Rettova, Alena (2002) 'The role of African languages in African philosophy'. In: Bidima, Jean-Godefroy, (ed.), Philosophies africaines: traversées des expériences. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, pp 129-150.

Translations

Rettová, Alena (2007) 'Munhu - Člověk.' Plav, (5), pp 31-32.

Rettová, Alena (2007) 'Předmluva. ' Plav, (5), pp 33-34.

Kohák, Erazim and Novák, Matěj and Rettová, Alena and Urban, Petr (2006) 'Edmund Husserl. Ideje k čisté fenomenologii a fenomenologické filosofii. Volume II. ' .

Abdalla, Abdilatif and Rettová, Alena (2005) 'Václav Havel. Uzinduzi.' .

Rettová, Alena and Urban, Petr (2004) 'Edmund Husserl. Ideje k čisté fenomenologii a fenomenologické filosofii. Volume I. ' .

Rettová, Alena (2003) 'Euphrase Kezilahabi. Nagona.' , pp 201-232.

Rettová (Nováková), Alena (2003) 'Lasunkanmi Tela. Ošuolale.' Africká čítanka [African Reader.], ed. Petr Komers., pp 117-127.

Rettová, Alena (2002) 'Jorge Luis Borges. Golem. (Translation of the poem from Spanish into Czech)' Souvislosti, (3-4), pp 99-127.

Rettová, Alena (1999) 'Oscar R. Martí. Der Beitrag der Kubaner außerhalb Kubas zur Philosophie der Gegenwart. ' Philosophie, Theologie, Literatur: Kubanische Beiträge aus den letzten 50 Jahren, ed. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt., pp 99-127.

Rettová, Alena (1999) 'Manuel Gayol Mecías. José Lezama Lima und die Suche nach den Ursprüngen.' Philosophie, Theologie, Literatur: Kubanische Beiträge aus den letzten 50 Jahren, ed. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt., pp 265-268.

Rettová, Alena (1999) 'Ivette Fuentes de la Paz. Orígenes: Die Gruppe und die Zeitschrift. ' Philosophie, Theologie, Literatur: Kubanische Beiträge aus den letzten 50 Jahren, ed. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt., pp 269-285.

Rettová, Alena (1999) 'Ivette Fuentes de la Paz. Die literarischen Zeitschriften als Zeugnis der Entwicklung der Literaturkritik und des Essays in Kuba' Philosophie, Theologie, Literatur: Kubanische Beiträge aus den letzten 50 Jahren, ed. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, pp 332-354.

Rettová, Alena (1999) 'Nydia Sorí González. Elemente der Volksreligiosiät in der kubanischen Literatur. Ein Bericht' Philosophie, Theologie, Literatur: Kubanische Beiträge aus den letzten 50 Jahren, ed. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt., pp 355-361.

Book Reviews

Rettová, Alena (2009) 'Review of "Elena Bertoncini Zúbková, Mikhail D. Gromov, Said A. M. Khamis and Kyallo Wadi Wamitila: Outline of Swahili Literature. Prose Fiction and Drama".'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (72) 3, pp 594-596.

Rettová, Alena (2008) 'Review of "Xavier Garnier: Le roman Swahili: la notion de 'littérature mineure' à l'épreuve"'. Research in African Literatures, (39) 3, pp 210-211.

Rettová, Alena (2008) 'Review of "Alamin Mazrui: Swahili Beyond the Boundaries: Literature, Language, Identity"'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (71) 3, pp 608-609.

 

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