Janka Kascakova Catholic University in Ružomberok
Janka Kascakova, Associate Professor of English literature, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia and Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, does research centering on modernism and the modernist short story, especially the works of Katherine Mansfield, and fantasy literature, chiefly the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. With Kathleen Dubs, she co-edited Middle-Earth and Beyond: Essays on the World of J. R. R. Tolkien (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) and Does It Really Mean That: Interpreting the Literary Ambiguous (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011); with Gerri Kimber she co-edited Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe: Connections and Influences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). The first translator of a volume of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories into Slovak (2013), she also published numerous articles, book chapters, and a monograph Mansfieldová: Medzi dvoma svetmi, [Katherine Mansfield: Between Two Worlds] (Verbum, 2015). Her new book, The Secret Friend: Katherine Mansfield Reads Jane Austen is forthcoming.