Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Country: 
Slovenia
Contact: 
lit@zrc-sazu.si

slovensko: Inštitut za slovensko literaturo in literarne vede

About the Institute

The Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies is the only Slovenian research and educational institution outside the universities that engages in systematic research in literature. One of the principle focuses of its work is research on Slovenian literature and literary studies, as well as related artistic, esthetic, cultural, and historical issues. An additional focus includes theoretical and methodological issues, the modes of existence of literature, its functional, systemic, reception, and axiological aspects, and their reflection in various directions in literary studies.

The insitute's staff carries out comparative-historical, theoretical, and methodological research on literary periods, trends, genres, forms, style, verse, and approaches to literary studies. Their goal is to obtain new findings, open fresh perspectives, and verify and implement new methodologies. Areas that require long-term teamwork or updating of findings receive priority, as well as those of special currency for the profession.

The institute organizes scholarly meetings with broad and international participation. It also prepares print and electronic critical editions of older Slovenian works of literature, documentary material, and works in literary history, and issues scholarly monographs through the series Studia litteraria as well as thematic volumes of proceedings. In addition, the institute cooperates with the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and other research and educational institutions in Slovenia and abroad, as well as with international professional associations. The institute’s research staff also does significant editorial work for the scholarly journals Slavistična revija (Slavic Review), Primerjalna književnost (Comparative Literature), and CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture.

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies

ZRC SAZU

Novi trg 2

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Or:

Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies

ZRC SAZU

P.O. Box 306

SI-1001 Ljubljana

E-mail: lit@zrc-sazu.si

Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 06 300
Fax: +386 (01) 425 77 54

Offices:

Ljubljana, Novi trg 5/III

Events

Conferences:

  • Critical Editions in the Electronic Media. International multidisciplinary conference. Ljubljana, June 2nd 2004.
  • How to Write Literary History Today.International conference. Ljubljana, October 14th–15th 2002. (In cooperation with the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association.)
  • Prešeren – Culture – Europe. International conference on the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Slovenian poet France Prešeren. Ljubljana, November 30th–December 1st 2000. (In cooperation with the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.)
  • Conference on Janez Svetokriški. Vipavski Križ, April 22nd–24th 1999. Multidisciplinary conference on the Slovenian baroque sermonizer. (In cooperation with the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.)
  • International Conference on the Freising ManuscriptsMonumenta Frisingensia. International multidisciplinary conference on Slovenian medieval manuscripts from the 10th century. Ljubljana, April 14th–16th 1994. (In cooperation with the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.)
  • Conference on the Poetry of France Balantič and Ivan Hribovšek in Slovenian Culture. Ljubljana, January 20th–21st 1994. (In cooperation with the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.)

Team

dr. Darko Dolinar, head

dd@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 301

dr. Marjan Dolgan

mailto:DolganMarjanDo@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 307

dr. Marijan Dović

MDovic@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 304

Jože Faganel, part-time employment

JFaganel@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 308

dr. Marko Juvan

MJuvan@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 305

Alenka Koron, librarian

Koron@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 302

Alenka Maček, secretary

AlenkaMa@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 301

dr. Matija Ogrin

MatijaOg@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 306

mag. Jola Škulj

JSK@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 303

mag. Luka Vidmar

LVidmar@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 299

Research

Research program

2004-2008: Research in literary history, literary theory, and methodology; leader Darko Dolinar.


Current projects

2004-2007: Electronic Critical Editions of Slovenian Literature; project leader: Matija Ogrin.

2003-2005: National Literatures, Central Europe, Europe, and the World: Methodological Problems of Comparative Literary Criticism from the Aspect of Czech-Slovene Relations: Personalities, Methods, Scientific Schools, Institutions; Slovenian-Czech joint project; principal researchers: Ivo Pospíšil, Marko Juvan.


Selected accomplished projects

2001-2004: Critical Editions in Electronic Medium; project leader: Matija Ogrin.

2001-2003: Literary Theory and Comparative Literature: Problems and Solutions in Czech and Slovene Tradition and Contexts; Slovenian-Czech joint project; principal researchers: Ivo Pospíšil, Marko Juvan

Collections


The Papers of France Kidrič

The Papers of Anton Ocvirk

The Correspondence of žiga Zois

Microfilm manuscripts and rare prints

Card Catalogue of Foreign Authors in Slovenian Periodicals (1770-1970)

Card Catalogue of Literary Terms in Slovenian Periodicals (1770-1970)

The Institute's History

The institute was founded at the end of 1947 at the initiative of the literary historian and then-president of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts France Kidrič, and was named the Institute for Literatures. France Kidrič (1948–1950), Josip Vidmar (1950–1964), Anton Ocvirk (1965–1980), Janko Kos (1980–1983), and Darko Dolinar (1983–) have served as its directors. The purpose of the institute was to conduct research in literary studies, especially that requiring long-term teamwork, and to publish scholarly works. In the first years of its operation the capacities of the institute were extremely limited because of a lack of funding and suitable premises. After 1952 only the editorial board of the Slovenski biografski leksikon (Slovenian Biographical Lexicon) regularly worked at the institute. The institute gradually acquired new full employees and expanded its activities especially under the leadership of Anton Ocvirk.

The institute received its current name when it was reorganized in 1972. From that time until 1999 it had three sections: the section for Slovenian literary history, the section for literary theory, and the section for biography, bibliography, and documentation.

Due to its increasing interdisciplinary content and methods of work, in 2000 the third section – which prepared and published the Slovenski biografski leksikon – became independent and was transformed into the Institute for Biography and Bibliography. This in turn was renamed the Institute for Cultural History in 2005.

To mark its fiftieth anniversary, the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies issued a promotional volume.

Library

Like other institute libraries at the SRC SASA, the library operates as part of the SASA Library, where material is processed and entered into the catalogues. However, lending takes place at the institute. The library, which is also shared by the Institute for Cultural History, serves researchers at SRC SASA and is open to the public as well. It is especially a source for literature unavailable at other general and specialized libraries.

The library’s holdings include approximately 35,000 units (primarily monographs, annual volumes of journals, special printings, and some CD ROMs and audiovisual material). These include Slovenian and international monographs and periodicals dealing with literary history and theory, some collections of critical and annotated editions of literature, an extensive selection of older Slovenian literature (including publications from the 16th to 18th centuries), and a nearly complete collection of older Slovenian periodicals. The holdings also include a special collection representing the entire library of the playwright, critic, and essayist Adolf Robida and parts of the libraries of the writer and politician Ivan Tavčar and the literary historian France Kidrič. The library acquires approximately 500 units per year (mostly books and issues of scholarly journals), primarily through purchase, but in part through exchange and donation.

Visitors can search for older material in the library’s card catalogue. Information on material acquired after 1991 is accessible through the online COBISS database.

Lending hours: Monday through Friday, 11 am to 2 pm

Librarian: Alenka Koron

Telephone: +386 1 470 6302

O inštitutu

Inštitut za slovensko literaturo in literarne vede je poleg univerzitetnih edina slovenska raziskovalna in izobraževalna ustanova, ki se ukvarja s sistematičnim raziskovanjem literature. Eno težišče raziskovalnega dela je na slovenski literaturi in literarni vedi ter z njima povezani umetnostni, estetski, kulturni in zgodovinski problematiki; v drugem so v ospredju teoretična in metodološka vprašanja, način obstoja literature, njeni funkcijski, sistemski, recepcijski in aksiološki vidiki in njihova refleksija v različnih usmeritvah literarne vede.

Raziskovalci se lotevajo primerjalnozgodovinskih, teoretičnih in metodoloških raziskav literarnih dob, smeri, žanrov, oblik, stila, verza in literarnovednih pristopov. Njihov cilj je pridobivanje novih spoznanj, odpiranje svežih pogledov ter preverjanje in uvajanje novih metodologij. Prednost imajo področja, ki zahtevajo dolgoročno skupinsko delo ali dopolnjevanje spoznanj ter tista, ki so za sodobno stroko še posebej aktualna.

Inštitut prireja znanstvene sestanke s širšo, tudi mednarodno udeležbo, pripravlja kritične edicije starejših slovenskih slovstvenih besedil, dokumentarnega gradiva in literarnozgodovinskih del v knjižni in elektronski obliki ter izdaja v zbirki Studia litteraria znanstvene monografije in tematske zbornike razprav. Poleg tega sodeluje s SAZU in drugimi domačimi in tujimi raziskovalnimi in izobraževalnimi ustanovami ter mednarodnimi strokovnimi združenji. Pomembno je tudi uredniško delo raziskovalcev v znanstvenih revijah (Slavistična revija, Primerjalna književnost, CLCweb: Comparative Literature and Culture).

Kontakt

Poštni naslov:

Inštitut za slovensko literaturo in literarne vede

ZRC SAZU

Novi trg 2

SI-1000 Ljubljana

ali

p.p. 306

SI-1001 Ljubljana

E-pošta: lit@zrc-sazu.si
Telefon: +386 (0)1 47 06 300
Fax: +386 (01) 425 77 54

Prostori:

Ljubljana, Novi trg 5, 3. nadstropje

Dogodki

Znanstveni sestanki:

  • Večdisciplinarno mednarodno posvetovanje Znanstvene izdaje v elektronskem mediju. Ljubljana, 2. junij 2004.
  • Mednarodni simpozij Kako pisati literarno zgodovino danes? Ljubljana, 14. – 15. oktober 2002. (V sodelovanju s Slovenskim društvom za primerjalno književnost.)
  • Mednarodni simpozij Prešeren - kultura - Evropa. Ljubljana, 30. november – 1. december 2000. (V sodelovanju s SAZU.)
  • Večdisciplinarni Simpozij o Janezu Svetokriškem. Vipavski Križ, 22. – 24. april 1999. (V sodelovanju s SAZU.)
  • Mednarodni večdisciplinarni Simpozij o Brižinskih spomenikih. Ljubljana, 14. – 16. april 1994. (V sodelovanju s SAZU.)
  • Znanstveno posvetovanje Poezija Franceta Balantiča in Ivana Hribovška v slovenskem kulturnem prostoru. Ljubljana, 20. – 21. januar 1994. (V sodelovanju s SAZU).

Sodelavci

dr. Darko Dolinar, head

dd@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 301

dr. Marjan Dolgan

mailto:DolganMarjanDo@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 307

dr. Marijan Dović

MDovic@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 304

Jože Faganel, part-time employment

JFaganel@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 308

dr. Marko Juvan

MJuvan@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 305

Alenka Koron, librarian

Koron@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 302

Alenka Maček, secretary

AlenkaMa@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 301

dr. Matija Ogrin

MatijaOg@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 306

mag. Jola Škulj

JSK@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 303

mag. Luka Vidmar

LVidmar@zrc-sazu.si

+386 (0)1 47 06 299

Raziskave

Raziskovalni program

2004-2008: Literarnozgodovinske, literarnoteoretične in metodološke raziskave; vodja: Darko Dolinar.

Tekoči projekti

2004-2007: Elektronske znanstvenokritične izdaje slovenskega slovstva; vodja projekta: Matija Ogrin.

2003–2005: Nacionalne literature, Srednja Evropa, Evropa in svet: metodološki problemi primerjalne literarne vede z vidika slovensko-čeških razmerij; bilateralni slovensko-češki projekt: vodji projekta Marko Juvan (ZRC SAZU), Ivo Pospíšil (Masarykova univerza, Brno).

Zaključeni projekti (izbor)

2001-2004: Znanstvenokritične izdaje v elektronskem mediju; vodja projekta: Matija Ogrin.

2001–2003: Literarna teorija in primerjalna književnost (problemi in rešitve v češki in slovenski tradiciji ter kontekstih); bilateralni slovensko-češki projekt: vodji projekta Marko Juvan (ZRC SAZU), Ivo Pospíšil (Masarykova univerza, Brno).

Zbirke

Zapuščina Franceta Kidriča

Zapuščina Antona Ocvirka

Zoisova korespondenca

Mikrofilmi rokopisov in redkih tiskov

Kartoteka literarnih terminov v slovenskem periodičnem tisku (1770-1970)

Kartoteka tujih avtorjev v slovenskem periodičnem tisku (1770-1970)

Zgodovina inštituta

Inštitut je bil ustanovljen konec leta 1947 na pobudo literarnega zgodovinarja in takratnega predsednika SAZU Franceta Kidriča in se je najprej imenoval “Inštitut za literature”. Njegovi upravniki so bili: France Kidrič (1948-1950), Josip Vidmar (1950-1964), Anton Ocvirk (1965-1980), Janko Kos (1980-1983) in Darko Dolinar (od 1983). Namen inštituta je bil opravljati temeljne raziskave na področju literarnih ved, predvsem takšne, ki zahtevajo dolgoročno skupinsko delo, in izdajati znanstvena dela. V prvih letih delovanja pa so bile zmožnosti inštituta zaradi pomanjkanja denarja in primernih prostorov skrajno omejene, od leta 1952 je v njem redno delovalo predvsem uredništvo Slovenskega biografskega leksikona. Šele pod vodstvom Antona Ocvirka je postopno pridobival nove polno zaposlene raziskovalce in razširil svojo dejavnost.

Sedanje ime je dobil inštitut ob reorganizaciji leta 1972. Od takrat do leta 1999 so bile v njegovi sestavi tri sekcije: sekcija za slovensko literarno zgodovino, sekcija za literarno teorijo, sekcija za biografiko, bibliografijo in dokumentacijo.

Tretja sekcija, ki je pripravljala in izdajala Slovenski biografski leksikon, se je zaradi vedno bolj interdisciplinarne vsebine in načina dela z letom 2000 osamosvojila in se preoblikovala v Inštitut za biografiko in bibliografijo, ta pa se je leta 2005 preimenoval v Inštitut za kulturno zgodovino.

Ob petdesetletnici obstoja je Inštitut za slovensko literaturo in literarne vede izdal predstavitveni zbornik.

Knjižnica

Knjižnica deluje podobno kot ostale na Znanstvenoraziskovalnem centru v sklopu Biblioteke SAZU; tam obdelujejo gradivo in o njem posredujejo informacije v svojih katalogih, izposoja pa poteka na Inštitutu. Knjižnica, ki deluje kot skupna služba še za Inštitut za kulturno zgodovino, je namenjena raziskovalcem matične ustanove, odprta pa je tudi za javnost, še zlasti za literaturo, ki ni dosegljiva v drugih splošnih in strokovnih knjižnicah.

Knjižni fond obsega okrog 35.000 enot (večinoma monografij, letnikov revij in posebnih odtisov, nekaj CD-romov ter avdio- in videokaset). Vsebuje slovenske in tuje literarnozgodovinske in teoretične monografije ter periodiko, nekatere zbirke literarnih del v znanstvenih in študijskih izdajah, obsežen izbor starejšega slovenskega leposlovja (med drugim nekaj tiskov iz 16. do 18. stoletja) in skoraj popoln izbor starejših slovenskih revij. V fond so kot posebni sklopi vključeni še celotna knjižnica dramatika, kritika in esejista Adolfa Robide in deli knjižnic pisatelja in politika Ivana Tavčarja ter literarnega zgodovinarja Franceta Kidriča. Letni prirast je okrog 500 enot (največ je knjig in številk strokovnih revij), večinoma pridobljenih z nakupom, le delno z zameno in darovi.

Za starejše knjižnično gradivo je obiskovalcem na voljo listkovni abecednoimenski katalog. Informacije o literaturi, pridobljeni po letu 1991, pa so dostopne prek vzajemne elektronske podatkovne baze COBISS. žal pa knjižnica nima elektronsko podprte izposoje, zato je priporočljivo, da po telefonu preverite, če je želeno gradivo dosegljivo.

Izposoja: od ponedeljka do petka med 11.00 in 14.00.

Bibliotekarka: Alenka Koron

Telefon: +386 (0)1 47 06 302