Department of Slovak Literature and Literary Studies

The Department of Slovak Literature and Literary Studies provides instruction at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.

It offers:

  • the programme of studies Slovak language and literature;
  • the programme of teachers’ training, combining Slovak language and literature with another discipline; and
  • the programme of interpreting and translating, combining Slovak language, culture and literature with a foreign language.

The programmes include courses in history of Slovak literature and in literary criticism, including several levels of classes in theory of literature, as well as courses in interpretation of literary texts, in editing and in creative writing.

The department’s research centres on the history of Slovak literature from its beginnings until today, on theoretical and methodological aspects of literary research, on translation studies and on critical reception of contemporary literature. It is involved in Slovak and foreign grant research projects related to theory of literature and history of Slovak literature.