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Hyperlexikón - Interaktívny hypertextový lexikón literárnej vedy s korpusom kľúčových literárnovedných textov
Interactive hypertext lexicon of literary studies with a corpus of key literary studies texts
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman, PhD.
Annotation: The main aim of the project is the creation of an interactive lexicon of literary studies terms in hypertext formattogether with a corpus of texts from the said field. The project follows up on the work on the electronic Hyperlexiconof Concepts and Categories in Literary Studies which was created in two VEGA research projects. The updatedand expanded Hyperlexicon will adopt new content-related and functional elements. In terms of function, the workwill be more interactive and open; in terms of content, the Hyperlexicon will now include important texts which intheir time helped spearhead new modes of thinking or even whole new paradigms. However, the hypertextuality ofthe lexicon will still be retained. The experts who will author the new entries will not only summarize the currentbody of knowledge but also conduct their own research and other related publication activities in accordance withthe aims of the project to provide even more up to date findings on the subject matter. We are convinced that sucha broad and synthesizing collaborative endeavor must be rooted in basic research. As of today, Slovak literaryscholars do not have access to a dictionary that would summarize the state of the art knowledge in the field in abroad manner and across individual philological specialization and would be fully available to them online.
Duration: 1.7.2021 - 30.6.2025
Interdiskurzívne konštruovanie reality v literatúre
The Interdiscursive Construction of Reality in Literature
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman, PhD.
Annotation: The project is focused on ways of exploring literature as an interdiscourse from a theoretical literary perspective. The research team will focus on the analysis of the potential of literary studies to describe literature as a phenomenon of interdiscourses, i.e. mutual communication and interrelation of the system of literature with other systems at various levels within the preconceived framework of interaction. These other systems constitute specific discourses (such as those of philosophy, mathematics, physics, biology, cognitive sciences, medicine, information technology and many others), producing knowledge that is communicated both within its original discourses and outside these discourses, either within the scientific system (interdisciplinary approach) or across various social systems via interdiscourses (such as literature, art, journalism and politics).
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2023
Hyperlexikón literárnovedných pojmov a kategórií II
Hyperlexicon of Concepts and Categories in Literary Studies II
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman, PhD.
Annotation: This project is the continuation of an existing project bearing the same name. Its chief objective was, and still is, the creation of a lexicon of literary studies in hypertext medium. The hyperlexicon contains terms describing aspects of literary texts and also concepts that belong to the literary meta-discussion. The necessity to continue with the project and fulfill its objectives are due to the fact that the conclusions of the discussions in the ongoing project infer high degrees of complexity and, simultaneously, the difficulty of the problem of orientation within the language of literary studies in various areas of research traditions. Yet another motivation for the continuation of the project resides in the great dynamics of transformation of knowledge between disciplines (in recent times increasingly among the natural, technological and human sciences), however always wanting to benefit from the anticipation of trends in the field of meta-theory or methodology.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019
Hyperlexikón literárnovedných pojmov a kategórií
Hyperlexicon of Concepts and Categories in Literary Studies
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman, PhD.
Annotation: Project´s aim is to create a lexicon of concepts and categories in literary studies in the hypertext medium. A need to clarify the language of literary studies is significant due to the interdisciplinary transfomations in the system of literary studies resulting in the growing complexity of knowledge in the field of literary studies. Based on the contemporary discussions at domestic and foreign literary research institutes, we can deduce a high degree of importance in the problematics of clarification of the language of literary studies. This condition is on the one hand a result of dynamic transformations of knowledge among scholarly disciplines in favour of the creation and consolidation of their identities and on the other hand a result of the contemporary process of democratisation of the scholarly knowledge. The project outlines, concretized mainly in the hyperlexicon entries, will be grounded in the interpretation of the problem itself and will have a character of the „primary research“.
Duration: 1.1.2013 - 31.12.2015
Literárna veda ako "Systemics"
Literary Studies as "Systemics"
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman, PhD.
Annotation: The project is an attempt at an analysis and systematization of the possibilities of the interconnection of constructivism, systems theory and chaos research in literary studies, which have recently featured more frequently also in the literary critical discourse. They are meta-discourses that by their mutual intersections form the background of the so-called postmodern literary studies. Without their detailed knowledge postmodern literary studies become just a vague metaphor and lose their validity. It should be taken into consideration that the radical constructivism as well as chaos theory belong to systems theory in the system of science. This new paradigm, which began to be known as systemics, represents a departure from the analysis of static structures in favor of the observation of movements in highly complex dynamic systems. We assume that literature can be understood only in the process of communication.
Duration: 1.1.2010 - 12.12.2012
Literatúra v kyberpriestore
Literature in cyberspace
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Suwara Bogumiła, PhD.
Annotation: Cyberspace is understood here as a space for functioning of virtual, multicultural and literary communication. Producing texts (also literary) in cyberspace forces to reassess the notion of communication - comunicare, namely in the meaning of: allow participation, offer, unite; as well as: electronic dispersion of information. It is needed to direct the study of literature, as a major form of communication (we suppose that it is so also in cyberspace), towards searching for relations and concerns the e-texts are accompanied with. Reading (lecture) is perceived as a non-unidirectional process, in which reading is blending with writing. The project Literature in Cyberspace aims to study thoroughly ontological, epistemological and aesthetic relations decisive for the participation of the reader on the creation of the story (creative writing, plays, random choice, computer programme) in an open, multi-ply and even transient (non-lasting) text spread by means of electronic canal.
Duration: 1.1.2007 - 31.12.2009
Diskurzy literatúry pre deti a mládež
Discourse about Children´s and Juvenile Literature
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mikuláš Roman, PhD.
Annotation: The project entitled “Discourse about Children’s and Juvenile literature” is an analytical exploration of the complex of utterances, conditions and rules of production and reception of academic studies influencing thinking about children’s and juvenile literature. In literary scholarship, the various discourse-analytical concepts are problematic. The term discourse itself is extremely ambivalent. We will understand the term in the sense of a system of thinking and reasoning focused on a particular object (of a speech act) which is governed by rules (of the speech act) and which is defined by the system of relations to other discourses. Basically, we are concerned about the analysis of the complexity of the term children’s and juvenile literature in its entanglement in sociological, psychological, aesthetic, didactic, pedagogic, literary-historical, literary-theoretical and other ideological concepts. We will follow the origins of the term on the example of its use in German speaking countries. We will draw on the genealogical concept of discourse analysis, which as the only one accepts the historical reconstruction of functions and conditions of discourses.
Duration: 1.1.2007 - 1.12.2009