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Institute: Institute of World Literature

Discursive Impulses for Literary Historiography: Insights to the Work of Selected German Writing Female Authors (from End of the18th Century till Today)
Diskurzívne podnety pre literárnu historiografiu: sondy do tvorby vybraných nemecky píšucich autoriek (od konca 18. storočia podnes)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Cviková Jana PhD.
Annotation:The project focuses on producing discursive impulses for literary historiography in two key periods for women’s writing (from end of the 18th to the beginning of 20th cent. and second half of 20th to the beginning of 21st cent.). The project explores concrete works of selected German writing female authors (geograficaly and culturally linked to Slovakia and Switzerland) in the background of literary and aesthetic as well as social-political and cultural changes. Considering existing attempts in the field, the project aspires to evolve international knowledge and approaches of gender studies, which are still underrepresented in Slovakia. The project also attempts to hinge on cultural and post-colonial studies using their interdisciplinary potential and conscious reflection of the situatedness of research. The case studies of the female authors are focused on such a text analysis, which can improve the critical and intersectionally-inclusive literary-historical writing open to diverse text interpretation.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

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

Hypermedia artefact in the postdigital age
Hypermediálny artefakt v postdigitálnej dobe
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Suwara Bogumiła PhD.
Annotation:The proposal of grant is conceived as a continuation of projects: Literature in cyberspace and Text on the Internet as a phenomenon of cultural (r)evolution, both of which focused on studying literature/text in the context of programmable media. The new project should study mainly digital texts, electronic literature and electronic art from the perspective of postdigital media – the global net interactivity and its consequences for reflecting electronic literature/art/culture. The research into hypermedia artefact (represented by digital texts, electronic literature and art) should be linked with the answers by literary studies to the urgent appeal to “humanization” of scientific results gained by information technologies and their influence on artistic (and cultural) discourse.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Johan Huizinga as a Pioneer of Culture Studies
Johan Huizinga ako priekopník vied o kultúre
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. Mgr. Bžoch Adam CSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project is research the contribution of the Dutch cultural historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1940) to the “cultural turns” for contemporary Humanities and Cultural Studies. The main result will be a monograph in Slovak language on Huizinga, stressing two points: 1. Huizinga’s innovations of interpretation methods, significant to contemporary Humanities and Cultural Studies 2. New problems and thematic issues opened by Huizinga. The project focuses on the main points of Huizinga´s thinking (his theory of image, relations between world and image and between several forms of knowledge, cultural materialism, holistic view on cultural periods) which prefigure the vital forms and aspects of contemporary Humanities and Cultural Studies (Bildwissenschaft, intermedial studies, New Historicism and discourse analysis, cultural analysis, history of mentalities and history of everyday life).
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

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

Slovenská prekladová a literárnovedná recepcia tvorby A. S. Puškina
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Kusá Mária CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

Imagining India in Slovak Literature
Zobrazovanie Indie v slovenskej literatúre
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. Mgr. Gáfrik Róbert PhD.
Annotation:India has played a significant role in the imagination of the Western civilization since antiquity. In the 18th century the British imperial activities in India brought closer contacts and new knowledge of Indian culture which also shows in European literature. Once can observe a reception of Indian culture in Slovakia already in the works of the leaders of Slovak national awakening such as J. Holly or J. Kollar, it shows in the works of modernist poets I. Krasko and V. Roy and in present in the works J. Litvak, R. Bielik, J. Banas and others. The aim of the project is to map the reception of India in Slovak literature, review it in the European context and to explore if and how the orientalist or some other discourse manifests in it.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

The total number of projects: 7