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K formovaniu modernej poľskej slovakistiky
On Forming Modern Slovak Studies in Poland

Author(s): Zuzana Obertová
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Slovak Literature
Published by: Ústav slovenskej literatúry SAV
Keywords: Jan Magiera (1876 – 1958); Józef Gołąbek (1889 – 1939); Władysław Bobek (1902 – 1942); Slovak literature; Slovak studies in Poland;

Summary/Abstract: The paper describes the beginnings of research on Slovak literature in Poland from the late 19th century to the year 1939. It presents the research by slavists Józef Gołąbek and Jan Magiera, who had their comparative articles published in Polish and Slovak periodicals, J. Magiera wrote a concise, synthesizing work titled Literatura czeska i słowacka (Czech and Slovak Literature, 1929). The paper deals carefully with the work by Władysław Bobek, who carried out research on Slovak literature in the 1930s most intensively. He continued on the previous positivist comparative research (Mickiewicz w literaturze słowackiej/Mickiewicz in Slovak literature, 1931), he mapped analogies between Polish and Slovak literatures written in the period of Romanticism, he outlined the issues of translation between the two related languages. He analyzed Slovak literature written in the periods of Baroque, Neoclassicism and Romanticism and also commented on methodological issues of historical classification. He presented his own synthesis of Slovak literary history (Prehľadné dejiny slovenskej literatúry/General History of Slovak Literature, 1938). The works of all the three literary scientists form the basis of literary comparative science, translatology and literary history as parts of Slovak studies in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 67/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 229-248
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak