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INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

  • media and communication axiology (with particular focus on journalistic ethics and PR)
  • relations between the media, politics, literature, music and culture
  • media systems with particular focus on EU, Germany, Great Britain and Italy
  • statistical picture of media language
  • local media (particularly in Lower Silesia)
  • the media in sociological perspective
  • journalistic calling and profession
  • theory of communication
  • theory of PR, CI and advertisement
  • persuasion in rhetorical and pragmatical perspective
  • systemic theory of the mediatisation of functional systems
  • film as a medium
  • international and intercultural communication (on the model of Polish-German relations)
  • public opinion and public discourse in the media
  • literary and cultural criticism ​

INSTITUTE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

  • book and other means of communication theory
  • bibliology: theory and history
  • library science theory and methodology
  • information science theory, history and methodology
  • reader, information, media culture
  • book culture history
  • historical and contemporary librarianship
  • document appraisal and valuation
  • written communication – writing, language, text
  • information management
  • bibliometrics, webometrics, infometrics​

INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES​

  • 17th century Dutch and British drama
  • modern and contemporary drama in English
  • 20th century British novel and autobiographical writing
  • children’s literature in English
  • post-war American novel
  • ethnic minorities’ literature in the USA
  • contemporary American poetry
  • American mythopoeic fantasy
  • psycholinguistics
  • comparative linguistics
  • anthropological linguistics
  • cognitive metaphor
  • perspectives in educating foreign language teachers
  • problems in language teaching in visually impaired pupils​
  • teaching English pronunciation from the perspective of language talent research
  • acquisition of English articles in Polish pupils ​

INSTITUTE OF GERMAN STUDIES

  • history of German-language literature from its beginnings until present times
  • history of German-speaking countries’ culture sfrom beginnings until present times
  • histoty of the German language
  • general and comparative linguistics
  • applied linguistics
  • Silesian studies
  • sociology of literary life
  • literature theory and aesthetics
  • didactisation of literature
  • glottodidactics
  • Scandinavian studies
  • translation studies
  • intercultural German studies
  • cultural relations between Poland and Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • gender studies

INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC, MEDITERRANEAN AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

  • ancient geography
  • Greek lyric and its reception
  • Attic comedy
  • Greek historiography of the Classical and Hellenistic period
  • research on Greek literature of the Hellenistic period
  • Greek and Roman epigram and its reception
  • magic rituals of the ancient Middle East
  • Greek rhetoric
  • Greek language – research on phonetics and etymology
  • research on Medieval and Renaissance Latin literature
  • Bible – ancient translations
  • mutual contacts between Hellenistic and Indian civilisations
  • iconography as the source of understanding literary works
  • Greek medical writings
  • cultural history of modern Greece
  • ancient and modern Indian culture
  • cultural anthropology of ancient Greece
  • history and culture of ancient Arabia
  • collecting and publishing fragments by ancient authors ​

INSTITUTE OF POLISH STUDIES​

  • history of genres, topics, motifs, ideas and symbols in literature
  • Polish literature in European context
  • critical editions of literary texts
  • contemporary Polish literature – directions, topics, motifs
  • Polish emigration literature
  • literature and culture: popular, children’s and folk
  • literature in relation to other areas of culture
  • Polish theater – history and present times
  • Polish film works
  • methodology and language of literature research
  • issues in artistic language
  • theory and practice of translation
  • history of Polish literary studies
  • cultural linguistics
  • problems of language communication and public discourse
  • Polish as a foreign language
  • cognitive theory of language
  • speech therapy
  • literary and language education at school
  • social and cultural history of Jews in Poland ​

INSTITUTE OF ROMANCE STUDIES

  • Romance linguistics
  • history of Romance literatures and cultures
  • methods of teaching Romance languages
  • comparative research: language, literature, culture (Polish-Romance, Romance-Polish, Romance-Romance)
  • text and communication theory​

INSTITUTE OF SLAVIC STUDIES

  • research on the literature and culture of Slavic nations
  • major topics of culture in Slavic literatures
  • women’s writing in the cultures of Slavic nations
  • thanatology in Slavic literatures
  • modernism in literatures and cultures of Slavic nations
  • topics in contemporary Slavic literatures
  • unofficial and emigration Russian literature
  • word and sentence in Slavic languages – description, confrontation, translation
  • contrastive research of Slavic languages
  • linguistic picture of the world in contemporary Slavic languages ​
  • linguistic units in intercultural communication
  • contrastive word formation of Slavic languages
  • Slavic phraseology and paremiology ​

ERASMUS CHAIR OF DUTCH STUDIES ​

  • Silesian and Dutch connections
  • contrastive analysis of Dutch and Polish
  • information technologies in glottodidactics
  • old Dutch literature (until the 18th century)
  • Dutch old prints in the collection of the University Library
  • contemporary Dutch literature (19th-21st century)
  • reception of Dutch literature in Poland
  • paremiology of the Dutch language
  • collocations and phraseologisms in Dutch
  • loanwords from Dutch
  • literature in Afrikaans and colonial literature ​

Faculty of Letters