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Institute of Slovak Literature
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
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
Literary Text, Poetics, Artistic Work
Literárny text, poetika, umelecká práca
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Prušková Zora CSc.
Annotation:The project Literary Text, Poetics, Artistic Work will deal with the Slovak prosaic works after 1945. It will aim at searching for connections between the systemic poetics and the artistic work as a singular event of the authorial creation. The result will be a new insight into the interpretative options, attribution of higher significance to the element of the author’s singularity and to the imagination as integral parts of the existentially-situated and existentially-oriented poetics. The project should initiate an innovative approach to the common literary-historical and cultural-typological stereotypes in terms of assessment of the modern post-war prose.
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2022
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
Methodological Procedures in Literary-Scholarship Research with an Impact on the Media Environment
Metodologické postupy v literárnovednom výskume s presahom do mediálneho prostredia (FF UPJŠ Košice)
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Hučková Dana CSc.
Annotation:This four-year project is focused on the functional use of methodological procedures in an interdisciplinary oriented literary-scholarship research. It is based on the philological tradition of literary scholarship in Slovakia, it will be focused on the application of hermeneutic, formal, heuristic, structuralist, comparative, cognitive, and semiotic approaches with interdisciplinary overlaps into the media environment.The main objective is to increase the exactness in literary research, namely in the analytical-interpretative work with source texts (from the reception aesthetics, creation of perceptual codes to aperceptive methodological procedures) and in the review of inter-literary relations within the Czech-Slovak and Central European contexts (with the emphasis laid on genetic and poetological specifics of Slovak literature in wider cultural contexts). The overlap into the media environment follows the variability of the literary text (of not merely Slovak literature) as a media product (especially current trends in theatrical and audio-visual adaptations) especially with regard to the formal and thematic processing of the contemporaneous stereotypes in the socio-cultural context with functional use of specific methodological procedures. The objective of the project is to make available the monographically prepared outcomes of critical review of established theorems and their sustainable audio-visual mediation. Therefore, specific authors and artistic texts are in the centre of the monitored issues (on the genological axis of poetry, fiction, drama) with an emphasis on the late 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries. The scientific assumption is a change in the previous literary-historical classification of particular authors, in a qualitative re-evaluation of their poetics and creative contribution to the development of Slovak literature (with regard to the differentiation of Realism and Modern and aesthetic pluralism in the interwar literature).
Duration: 1.7.2020 - 30.6.2024
Modernism in Slovak Literature II
Modernizmus v slovenskej literatúre II
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Habaj Michal PhD.
Annotation:The project continues a project VEGA on Modernism solved between 2016 and 2019. Besides previously researched Modernist forms, tendencies and aspects in Slovak literature between 1900 and 1948, it researches other problems, such as terminology, periodisation, typology of Modernist literature, as well as philosophical and aesthetic contexts and concepts of respective forms of Modernism (Slovak Modern School – Second Modern School – Expressionism – Avant-garde – Catholic Modern School, and others). It also researches Modernist discourse on autonomy of arts, as well as media and institutions of literary life in this period that were a venue for Modernist poetics and discussions. The reconstruction of Modernism in Slovak literature of the first half of the 20th century wishes to result in a new synthesis in literary history, using relevant and updated methodological approaches.
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2023
National Revival Representations – modes of realisation, transgressions and transitions
Národnoobrodenecké reprezentácie - mody realizácie, transgresie a tranzície
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Taranenková Ivana PhD.
Annotation:The project aims to reconstruct the National Revival model of representations of the “long” 19th century in Slovak literature through semiotic analysis and interpretations of the literary corpus of the period under examination. The research will examine how the model changed through the transgressive and transitional processes it underwent in this period and identify the dominant aesthetic, poetic and genre categories in which this kind of representation took place, was modified and disrupted, focusing on three selected thematic areas: identity, space and time. The key analytical category used in the project will be the notion of mode, as used in Western literatury criticism (N. Frye, A. Fowler, G. Genette, C. Guillén) in terms of a genre-transcending category or a modifying genre indicator. The project further aims to identify the literary and genre techniques through which ideological elements are re-presented in individual texts and the converse effect it has on culture and society.
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2023
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: SRDA
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
Slovak preach literature in the 19th century
Slovenská kázňová spisba v 19. storočí
Program: SRDA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Brtáňová Erika CSc.
Annotation:An important part of the Slovak literature is spiritual element, especially the genre of sermon or homily. In the history of the Slovak literature, it has so far been given only marginal attention (during the communist period this topic was deliberately circumvented and not all library and archival collections were accessible). This genre is also important because it influenced the broad strata of the population, shaped the modern Slovak national and cultural identity, and formed the same Catholic and Protestant communities. The project will map sermon writing in Slovak language from the 19th century, primarily printed and secondary preserved manuscript. This is a basic research project that will dominantly examine the original editions of sermons and the preserved manuscripts of sermons in memory institutions. The aim of the project is to create partial studies, two anthologies (pastoral letters of Catholic bishops; selection of classical sermons according to several criteria), preparation of the lexicon of sermon authors and the monographic analytical-synthetic processing of the whole issue.
Duration: 1.7.2020 - 30.6.2024
Textological and editorial research of selected editions of poetry collections published since the second mid-20th century to the present
Textologický a edičný výskum vybraných reedícií básnických zbierok vydaných od druhej polovice 20. storočia po súčasnosť
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Navrátil Martin PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2021
Neglected Context. Occasional genres in Slovak literature in the 16th - 18th centuries
Zanedbané súvislosti. Príležitostné žánre v slovenskej literatúre v 16. – 18. storočí
Program: SRDA
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

The total number of projects: 12