Mgr. Ivana Taranenková, PhD.
Senior research fellow and director of the Institute of Slovak Literature at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. She focuses on the literary criticism and history of Slovak literature of the 19-th Century and problems of national and cultural identity. Currently, she works on the project focused on Idyll, Melancholy and Irony in the Slovak prose of the 19-th Century. She also deals with the contemporary Slovak prose. She is an author of a book “A Phenomenon named Vajanský” (Fenomén Vajanský, 2010) and many journal articles on the literary history and current literature. She is also co-author of publications as “Searching for the Present: Slovak Literature at the beginning of the 21-st Century” (Hľadanie súčasnosti: Slovenská literatúra začiatku 21. storočia, 2014) and “Configurations of Slovak Realism” (Konfigurácie slovenského realizmu, 2016). She edited several books of Slovak prose of the 19-th Century and was chief-editor of many others. From 1999 to 2012, she was the editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journal Slovak Literature (Slovenská literatúra).