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Slovak Review

ISSN: 1335-0544.

Slovak Review is a scientific journal for comparative, or world literature. (Revue de la littérature comparée). Under this title it has been published since 1992. It predecessor was the journal Slavica Slovaca published since 1966 by the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS). From 1966 till 1991 four issues of this journal were published annually, two of them devoted to literary scholarship, two to linguistics. Issues dealing with literary scholarship have rapidly developed into a forum of Slovak, Czech and wider international comparative studies in literature. On its pages a theory of world literature had been formulated by D. Durišin (1929-1997) and his co-workers as well as a theory of translation by Anton Popovic (1933-1984) and his school. From the first volume (1966) literary issues of Slavica Slovaca had featured breakthrough studies initiating the process of inclusion of literary modernism and avant-garde into the art and literature history of former East-block countries (list of authors includes Mikuláš Bakoš, Jozef Felix, Ján Koška, Pavol Winczer, Branislav Choma, to name just a few). Slavica Slovaca is since 1992 devoted to linguistics only. Another predecessor of Slovak Review was the yearbook Slowakei-Kulturwissenschaftliche Revue, a scientific cultural review, devoted to Slovak culture and literature, published by emigrant intellectuals in Munich. 26 volumes of this periodical had been published till 1991. IWL SAS focuses on three main areas of research: comparative studies, research of literary modernism and studies in artistic translation. These areas have their adequate representation in the Slovak Review. Editorial board also benefits from contacts with partner institutions with similar research programme (e.g. faculty of Arts of Commenius University-Bratislava, Department of Oriental Studies SAS-Bratislava, Cattedra di Litteratura Comparata –Universita di Roma, “La Sapienza“,Seminar für Slavische Philologie, Georg-August Universität-Tübingen, faculty of Arts of Masaryk University-Brno, Institut za literatura-Sofia, etc.)

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