About us

Our department offers a number of courses on British, Irish and American literature, as well as courses on literary theory and literary translation. We are interested mainly in the 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century literature and theory, but we are not at all immune to the charm of the older literatures – if you are interested in William Shakespeare or Robinson Crusoe, this is the place for you.

More specifically, the Department of Literature focuses on three interdependent areas:

– history of literature, including British, Irish and American literature

– theoretical approaches to literature (this is mainly to help our students understand and interpret literary texts)

– literary translation and translation studies; we offer introductory and theoretical courses (mainly on the graduate program level) which are to help our students deal with the subtle art of literary translation

As far as B.A. and M.A. dissertations are concerned, we are open to any projects or proposals aimed at crossing the boundaries of artistic genres and conventions. We live in the world of interdisciplinary enterprises so if you are interested in such topics as movie adaptations, cultural aspect of literature or interdependencies between literature and contemporary media, this is a good opportunity to follow your interests.

Department of Literatures, Opole University na mapie Opola

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