22nd International Colloquium of American Studies – SECRETS 

Biennial Conference of the Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies  

September 12–14, 2019 

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English and American Studies  

at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic 

Plenary speakers: 

Philip McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast), President of the European Association for American Studies 

Brian Ward (Northumbria University), Chair of the British Association for American Studies 

Diane Simmons (City University of New York), Award-winning author, professor of creative writing