foto: People working in a library with computersThe Department of Philology conducts the following majors and research fields:

  1. The history of books, the press, libraries and reading from the 16th century to modern times in the lands of Poland
  2. Contemporary problems in academic information and in Polish and European library science
  3. Contrastive analysis of the lexico-syntactic and pragmatic aspects of Polish and German
  4. Intercultural, pragmatic and psycholinguistic aspects of the teaching of German as a foreign language
  5. German literature in the light of comparative studies
  6. German-language literature in the 20th century. A multiplicity of discourses
  7. West-Slavic and South-Slavic languages, literatures and cultures
  8. Communicative-functional comparative study of East-Slavic languages
  9. Critique of translation and its historical-literary context
  10. The lexicography of Polish-Russian translation
  11. Russian literature from a post-colonial perspective
  12. The method and practice of the teaching of Russian
  13. Grammatical description of Russian in comparison with the other languages of Europe
  14. The pragmatics and stylistics of texts in Russian
  15. Translation from the perspective of intercultural communication
  16. Developmental tendencies in Russian literature in the 20th and 21st centuries
  17. Studies in the history of English and Indo-European languages
  18. Studies in academic language
  19. Studies in the cognitive-pragmatic aspects of translation
  20. Studies in the absorption of language – methodology and practice
  21. The teaching process – teaching English as an international and as an ethnic language
  22. Specialized language registers
  23. Studies in the grammar and semantics of language
  24. Research on the functional varieties of language, regional language, the informal and everyday aspects of language, speech impediments, the language of the socialization process, and text and discourse in spoken and written language
  25. The history of Polish – system, text, functional varieties, forms of speech, discourse, and Silesian Polish.
  26. Lexicology and lexicography, and lexical semantics. Cultural and cognitive linguistics. The language of religion.
  27. Contemporary Polish – text, discourse (conceptualization and realization of the text, theory and interpretation), contemporary Polish style, varieties of speech.
  28. Discourse as a multidimensional object: axiological and ontological structures, predicative and situational structures.
  29. Hybridity in regard to literary conventions
  30. Spanish as a tool in intercultural communication
  31. Construction of electronic dictionaries (lexical databases) and disambiguation of meaning for the purpose of automatic translation
  32. New informational and communicational technologies in the teaching of foreign languages at various levels, and for different kinds of learners
  33. Basic axiological values in fairy tales for children – intercultural comparison
  34. Postmodernism and postcolonialism in literature and translation studies
  35. Cultural spaces in contemporary Italian literature. Tradition and continuity
  36. Drama, the theatre and performance in English
  37. Hemispheric and transoceanic studies in the cultures of the countries of North America
  38. Canadian cultural studies
  39. Literary and cultural discourses from a theoretical perspective
  40. The relations between human and nature in the context of ecocriticism and animal studies
  41. Interactive entertainment
  42. Europeans traditions in popular culture
  43. Traces of the past and traces of the present in British cultural and literary studies
  44. Major themes in American literature
  45. Issues of gender and queer theory in critical theory and in literary studies
  46. Anthropological, communicative and educational aspects of technology in everyday life
  47. Aesthetic and anthropological contexts of culture
  48. The media in culture
  49. Theatre and drama in social and artistic performative practices
  50. Transformations in literary culture
  51. Universal and contextual conditions for cultural phenomena. Description, analysis, interpretation
  52. The archeology of contemporary literary studies
  53. Studies in Polish literature of the 18th and 19th centuries
  54. Old literature and books foto: books
  55. Two cultural models: Poland and Silesia from the 10th to the 18th century
  56. Polish literature of the 20th and 21st centuries (scale of publishing, evolution of poetics, critical positions)
  57. Modernization. Literature and other discourses
  58. Modernism at the turn of the 20th century and postmodernism at the turn of the 21st century
  59. Polish literary culture in the 20th and 21st centuries
  60. Transformations in literary consciousness after 1956
  61. Contemporary literary theory and methodologies of literary research
  62. Linguistic competence of pupils in contemporary schools
  63. Scholastic dialogue in the ancient and romantic traditions
  64. Classical and Byzantine studies
  65. Geocriticism
  66. Adaptation in language and culture
  67. Polish language and literature around the world