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Institute: Institute of World Literature

Hyperlexicon of Concepts and Categories in Literary Studies II
Hyperlexikón literárnovedných pojmov a kategórií II
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman PhD.
Annotation:This project is the continuation of an existing project bearing the same name. Its chief objective was, and still is, the creation of a lexicon of literary studies in hypertext medium. The hyperlexicon contains terms describing aspects of literary texts and also concepts that belong to the literary meta-discussion. The necessity to continue with the project and fulfill its objectives are due to the fact that the conclusions of the discussions in the ongoing project infer high degrees of complexity and, simultaneously, the difficulty of the problem of orientation within the language of literary studies in various areas of research traditions. Yet another motivation for the continuation of the project resides in the great dynamics of transformation of knowledge between disciplines (in recent times increasingly among the natural, technological and human sciences), however always wanting to benefit from the anticipation of trends in the field of meta-theory or methodology.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Translation as a Part of the Cultural Space History II. Fact, Phenomena and Personalities in Translation Activities in the Slovak Cultural Space and the Forms of their Functioning
Preklad ako súčasť dejín kultúrneho priestoru II
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Kusá Mária CSc.
Annotation:Translation as a Part of the Cultural Space History II. Fact, Phenomena and Personalities in Translation Activities in the Slovak Cultural Space and the Forms of their Funcioning represents further and systematic long-term literary, cultural and historical research of translation in Slovakia. In European context, the perception of translation as a part of the history of the given cultural space has won wider recognition only in the recent years. The project is unique due to its potential of creation a synergic effect of the cultural, literary and historical, and, at the same time, generalizing theoretical thinking on translation. This combined approach to the basic source and material research and application of the resultind theoretical concepts thanks to the participation of relevant Slovak translatological institutions assumes a background for a systematic research of the "fate" of translation in the Slovak cultural space.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Rewriting the Narrative Tradition: The Fiction of the Hungarian Postmodernist Péter Esterházy
Prepísanie naratívnej tradície: próza maďarského postmodernistu Pétera Esterházyho
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Görözdi Judit PhD.
Annotation:Péter Esterházy (1950), a notable Hungarian postmodernist, is present also in the Slovak cultural space through translations. However there has been a dearth of analytical confrontation of his work in its own referential contexts (e.g. the tradition of mimetic/referential fiction, autobiographical writing, historical narrative, confessional narration, the linguistic tradition of the literary expression, the problem of the originality of a text and cultural tradition). The project will result in a monograph consisting of interpretations of individual works from the point of view of their aesthetic/literary/poetological issues, as well as their literary-historical place in the history of Hungarian literature and postmodernism.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

Social engagement, identity and modernity in contemporary African Anglophone writing
Spoločenská angažovanosť, identita a modernita v súčasnej africkej anglofónnej literatúre
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Dr. Pucherová Dobrota D.Phil.
Annotation:The project is a continuation of the previous, preparatory 2-year project titled Dissent and Resistance in Contemporary African Writing. It will contribute to the discussion on social resistance, engagement, and personal responsibility that has been at the fore-front of recent philosophical discourses on African modern identity. It concerns the issues of personal and communal responsibility vs oppression and victimhood, cultural authenticity vs interculturality, and political resistance vs complicity, all of which seem to point to the question of „African modernity“ in its philosophical and material meaning. In the socio-historical context where African societies have increasingly become dysfunctional due to lack of civil society, literature has been seen as an instrument of resistance, functioning as testimony, dissent, political protest, and philosophy. The project will analyze the ethical, aesthetic and political aspects of this literary imagination.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

The total number of projects: 4