David Cooper

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Personal profile

Office Phone

(217) 244-4666

Office Address

2014 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave
M/C 173
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • Czech literature
  • Forgery and mystification
  • History of translation
  • Russian literature
  • Nationalism in literature


National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Title VIII National Research Competition Grant


  • SLAV 430 History of Translation
  • SLAV 452 Eastern Europe and EU Integration
  • SLAV 576 Methods in Slavic Grad Study
  • RUSS 511 Russian Literature 1800-1855
  • SLAV 477 Post-communist Fiction
  • SLAV 120 Russian & E Euro Folktales

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Research Output 1997 2014

Autor–překladatel–padělatel: Translace a mystifikace v Hankově Prostonárodní srbské múze a Puškinových Písních západních Slovanů

Translated title of the contribution: Author-translator-forger: Translation and Mystification in Hanka’s Prostonárodní Srbská muza and Pushkin’s Pěsni zapadnych SlavjanCooper, D., 2014, Historické fikce a mystifikace v české kultuře 19. století . Hrdina, M. & Piorecká, K. (eds.). Academia, p. 59-69

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Padělky jako romantická forma autorství: Rukopisy královédvorský a zelenohorský ze srovnávací perspektivy

Translated title of the contribution: Forgery as a romantic form of authorship: The Czech manuscripts in comparative perspectiveCooper, D., Apr 3 2012, In : Ceska Literatura. 60, 1, p. 26-44 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Romantic Period

Review: D. Dobiáš's Rukopisy Královédvorský a Zelenohorský

Cooper, D., 2012, In : Ceska Literatura. 60, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review: V. Macura's The Mystifications of a Nation: The “Potato Bug” and Other Essays on Czech Culture

Cooper, D., 2012, In : Central Europe. 10, 2, p. 145-146 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The classical form of the nation: The convergence of Greek and folk forms in Czech and Russian literature in the 1810s

Cooper, D., Jan 1 2012, The Voice of the People: Writing the European Folk Revival, 1760-1914. London: Anthem Press, p. 35-48 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Russian Literature
Czech Literature

Activities 2011 2015

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity

Mystifications and Ritual Behavior in 19th-Century Czech Patriotic Society

David Cooper (Invited speaker)
May 20 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Czech Language News (Journal)

David Cooper (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Mystifications and Related Rituals in Czech Nation-building

David Cooper (Speaker)
Nov 2013

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Honors & Recognition