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International projects

National and cultural identity in the Slovak and Ukrainian literature of the 19th - early 20th century
Národná a kultúrna identita v slovenskej a ukrajinskej literatúre 19. a začiatku 20. storočia
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: Mgr. Taranenková Ivana PhD.
Duration: 6.4.2017 - 31.12.2019


National projects

The „Geopoetics“ of Bratislava: the Representation of the City in Slovak Literature after 1918
„Geopoetika“ Bratislavy: reprezentácie mesta v slovenskej literatúre po roku 1918.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Passia Radoslav Ph.D.
Annotation:Literary representations of the city are important culture-forming elements of the urban space. They form its „genius loci“ as a part of the collective memory of the inhabitants. Bratislava has several special features which make it different from thematized metropolitan cities in other cultures. The semiotic position of the city is determined by the particularities of Slovak literature and political history. The research will focus on the literary works which „formed Bratislava“ as a semiotic space after 1918. Our goal is to reconstruct the relevant corpus of such writings and interpret them from the viewpoint of literary history (evolution and typology) and current interdisciplinary approaches of the humanities (the urban studies, geopoetics, area research etc.). Although the main subject of the research is Slovak literature, it will also include overlaps with Czech and Hungarian literatures, which have contributed to the formation of the city.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

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Antitradicionalisti. Spory o kultúrny model v tridsiatych rokoch 20. storočia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Bystrzak Magdalena Ph.D.
Annotation:The research project, based on several literary historical insights into the thirties of the 20th century, will map the particularities of the cultural conception of so called anti-traditionalists who, between two wars, were represented by mostly left-oriented authors (journalists, writers, literary reviewers etc.). The aim of the project is to be more specific about the anti-traditionalist ideological position in a broader discourse structure as well as to map its reception in the Slovak cultural realm of the time. A special stress will be put on the cultural conception, which Alexander Matuška – an outstanding representative of anti-traditionally oriented milieu in the thirties of the 20th century – presented by juvenile polemics published the years 1930 – 1938.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

Emotions in literature from perspective of cognitive literary studies.
Emócie v literatúre: kognitívnovedný pohľad
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Kuzmíková Jana CSc.
Annotation:The goal is to examine the role of emotions in literary communication from the cognitive aspect. Cognitive literary studies through empirical research of the understanding literature addresses emotions in a broad cognitive space. Emotions may be involved in dysfunctional cognition (beliefs, schemes, stereotypes) and the functional cognition (rational thinking). Examination of emotions in different ways of reading (reading types, emotional and cognitive empathy) as well as text analysis of emotional stimuli (elements and structures of narrative, lyrical and descriptive texts) can explain and test the relevant role of emotions in literary communication and then point out the benefits and limitations of different types of literary works also in the educational and teaching process. General literary contribution of the project is to extend the theoretical basis of research of literature, introduce a more complex and comprehensive analysis of literary communication, and review the scope of reading competence.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Literature Supporting Folk Culturing, Educating and Enlightening (Forms and Changes in Functional Model of Literature in Slovak Literature in the End of the 19th and the First Third of the 20th Century)
Literatúra v službách výchovy (Podoby a premeny funkčného modelu literatúry v slovenskej literatúre na konci 19. a v prvej tretine 20. storočia).
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Hučková Dana CSc.
Annotation:The project focuses on problems of Slovak literature supporting national awareness and education, as well as literature as a means of folk culturing or enlightening, in the period between the end of the 19th and the first third of the 20th century. Semantics of upbringing and education is researched on several different levels. The initial starting point is a new excerption of relevant press of the era and book editions, focusing on literary texts referring to heterogeneous understanding of literature. Texts considering external factors and related to social and educational functions of literature will be central to the project. Besides attention to forms and transformations of this functional model of literature, research will also focus on literary and communication situations related to them, especially on categories of literary life, such as institutions, media and protagonists of literary culture. Research of text production, distribution and reception will be complemented by the problem of sedimentation of the cultural memory.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

Modernism in Slovak Literature (1900 - 1948). Manifestations, Tendencies and Aspects.
Modernizmus v slovenskej literatúre (1900 - 1948). Podoby, tendencie, aspekty.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Habaj Michal PhD.
Annotation:The projects discusses Modernism in Slovak literature in the first half of the 20th century, including manifestations of Modernism in respective decades starting from 1900 and finishing around 1948, as well as Modernist tendencies in fiction, poetry, drama and memoirs, and various aspects of Modernism, such as aesthetic Modernism and historical avant-gardes.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

The Writing of the Enlightenment. The poetics of the texts written by Ladislav Bartolomeides.
Osvietenské písanie. Poetika textov Ladislava Bartolomeidesa.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Brtáňová Erika CSc.
Annotation:The subject of this project is the textual preparation and the subsequent literary (genre and poetologic) analysis of works by the Enlightenment author and historian Ladislav Bartolomeides, particularly of the adaptation of an Old Czech translation of the Latin narrative poem by the German humanist Friedrich Dedekind Spis užitečný a velmi potřebný od Doktora Grobiana (1784) and of the prosaic narrative Rozmlouvání Jozefa II. s Matějom prvním Korvínus řečeným v království zemřelých (1790). The results of the analysis will be published in the form of a monographic study and of a commented edition of Ladislav Bartolomeides’s fictional texts.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

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Poetika slovenskej literatúry po r. 1945
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Zajac Peter DrSc.
Annotation:The project Poetics of Slovak Literature After 1945 is a pendant to the project History of Slovak Literature After 1945 carried out with the support from VEGA in 2011-2014. During this project, it turned out that literary historical research opens ways to solving key tasks of poetics of the Slovak literature after 1945, often from an entirely new point of view and new methodological perspective. Besides standard issues of historical poetics of a prosaic and poetic text, poetological principles and changes in the Slovak literature between 1945 and the end of the 20th century related to the subject in prose and poetry, narration and types of narratives in prose and enunciation and enunciatives (lyrical accounts) in poetry, genre issues, issues of structure/architecture of the text, time and space in a literary text, relationship of topic, topology and tropology of the text as well as various modalities of mediality of prosaic and poetic texts, intertextual and intermedial relations at the level of individual texts and system relations, the issue of comparative poetics of a literary field, individual literary situations and changes of paradigms will have an important position in the research, too.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Poetics of text and poetics of the event in modern Slovak Literature from the 18th to the 21st century
Poetika textu a poetika udalosti v novodobej slovenskej literatúre 18. - 21. storočia
Program: APVV
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Zajac Peter DrSc.
Annotation:The project will identify and present fundamental terms of poetics of Slovak literature between 18th - 21st centuries. It tracks changes and internal metamorphoses of individual poetic issues such as composition of prosiac (narrative) and lyrical (ennunciative) texts, genre characteristics of texts, etc. The terms are studied as both poetical and historical events with both their configurations and re-configurations. One of the significan cofigurations and reconfigurations of literary events is represented by the ratio and proportion of manifestedness and latentness of individual literary events such as classicism, romanticism, realism, parnasism, modern, avantgarde, existential literature.
Duration: 1.10.2018 - 30.9.2022

Expression of Syncretism in Poetics of Hymns in Slovak Protestant Literature in the 16th - 18th century
Prejavy synkretizmu v poetike cirkevných piesní v slovenskej protestantskej literatúre 16. - 18 storočia.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Vráblová Timotea CSc.
Annotation:Poetics of literary texts and also dynamics of genres in the periods of old literature is based on rhetoric principle. It has been so far reflected on formally - fuctional level. It has been searched how it was used in relation with style and genre.In this project I will be focused mainly on fuctionally-semantic research of poetics. I will analyse how literary syncretism, typicall for poetics of old periods of literature. I will be interested to find out how it is possible to apply results of my research for interpretation of texts, as well as in deeper research of genres and their specific problems. This issue has not been so far systematically researched. The results should be benefitial for the research of genres. An output of the project will be published in researched articles according to the plan.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2021

The occasional poetry of Juraj Palkovič, Bohuslav Tablic and Pavel Jozef Šafárik
Príležitostná básnická tvorba Juraja Palkoviča, Bohuslava Tablica a Pavla Jozefa Šafárika
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Rišková Lenka PhD.
Annotation:In the international research in the area of the history of literary culture a great attention is paid to reconstruction of so called cultural memory and to portraying literary culture in a way that can get connected more deeply with culture and social circumstances of different historical periods.This grant project focuses on the research of occasional poetry at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries,in particular occasional poetry by the authors of the first three collections of poems of secular character in the Slovak linguistic environment-Juraj Palkovič, Bohuslav Tablic and Pavel Jozef Šafárik. Its outcomes could become significant components of reconstruction of a more compact portrayal of contemporary notions of poetic art, its criteria and functions as well as opportunities for its application in a wider social context.They should also be accepted as a contribution to the discussion on forms and opportunities of the literary development in the Slovak environment that could also clarify its specifics.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Textual figurations of Slovak literature of the 19th century
Textové figurácie slovenskej literatúry 19. storočia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Taranenková Ivana PhD.
Annotation:The research project shall, following a structural and semiotic analysis of the texts of the corpus of Slovak literature of the 19th century, present the figures of literary discourse thereof, their functions and mutual configurations, while drawing upon the concept of figures of the new rhetoric by G. Genette. Using them, we shall then on the background of the key literary and historical discourses of the 19th century reconstruct a number of continuous poetic tendencies, which had acted subversively against the dominant heroic inclinations preferred by the so far carried out research into Slovak literature of the 19th century, brought into connection with represation of the nation. We shall verify the hypothesis of the three enshrined genre-, thematology- and topology-related tendencies – the idyllic, ironic, and melancholic. We will point out to the fundamental problems of the representation and referentiality of period Slovak literature, a also in the case of their specific types (autobiographic etc.)
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Neglected Context. Occasional genres in Slovak literature in the 16th - 18th centuries
Zanedbané súvislosti. Príležitostné žánre v slovenskej literatúre v 16. – 18. storočí
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Vráblová Timotea CSc.
Annotation:Occasional genres has been rather neglected in the history of literature. Although, they are quite crutial for further research of literary genres trends of literary culture as well as for research from the aspect of occassion or event, and also for research leading into deeper understanding of contexts of literary life. Project is focused on re-constructioning of a portrait of literary culture and education in Slovak linguistic enviroment through texts of occasional literary works (written both in Latin or in domestic - vernacular languages) in the 16th - 18th centuries. The research makes an access and introduces up-to-now unknown or only a little known texts. It will explain problems of genres of occasional works. It will also describe aspects of literary life, enlighten contact basis among scholars, authors, publishers and those who took part in building up and developing the environment of literary culture in Slovak as well as in wide European region. The project output will be: national and international scientific events such as conferences, workshops and seminars, and writing and publishing scientific monograph and commented anthology of texts of occasional works. There will be also conference proceedings from the scientific conferences and seminars and new bi-lingual Slovak-English Scientific journal of Regional Culture in Slovakia ( internet version), the journal will be platform for studies not onl yon literary history, but connects various disciplines of human, historical, cultural studies, archeology and arts, etc (http://csr.sk/en/home/).
Duration: 1.10.2018 - 30.9.2022

Projects total: 13