Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic


when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

In the beginning was the word - or was it? We'll explore what pieces of literature, from ancient epic to modern poetry, have been doing in the world and in human society. Here are a few of the questions we might touch on:

Where do myths come from and how do they work?
What do we need stories and characters for?
What do Freud, Marx and anarchism have to do with literature?

There's no preliminary reading and no requirement. You should be happy to discuss books in English and engage with the language, but you need no previous experience.

Course leader

Krystof Vosatka

Target group

High school students from across the world

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.