Slavic Department Head David Cooper appeared on The Slavic Connexion podcast to discuss his recent book, The Czech Manuscripts: Forgery, Translation, and National Myth (Cornell, 2023). In a half-hour long program, Cooper and podcast host Cullan Bendig discuss a series of medieval-style Czech language forgeries "discovered" in the nineteenth century and the role that such manuscripts played in the cultivation and modernization of the Czech national myth and cultural revival. 

You can listen to the podcast, which is episode 1 of season 6, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and many other sources. More information about this episode and The Slavic Connexion can be found here. 


Cover of Czech Manuscripts by David Cooper
The Czech Manuscripts by David Cooper, out October 15, 2023 from Cornell University Press.