Project information

Czech authors of literature for children and youth

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Project Identification
GA405/09/0938
Project Period
1/2009 - 12/2012
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Education
Keywords
Czech literature for children and youth, authors and their literary output

The Czech literary studies have been lacking a lexicographic work focused on literature for children and youth. It should be noted that in foreign literary contexts comprehensive dictionary works dealing with authors of intentional and non-intentional literature for children and youth are quite common. At present, in particular, after witnessing in the past decades considerable transformations in the area of intentional literature for children and youth (inclusiveness of literary discourse, visualization of the aesthetic canon of children's literature, axiological polarity of literature for youth, competition from the part of other media, etc.), there clearly arises a necessity of a synthesizing dictionary handbook focused on the development of Czech literature for children and youth from ith beginnigns to the present dealing with not only authors but also key journals, scholarly intitutions and literary awards in the area of Czech literature for children and youth. The project aims at creating a handbook Dictionary of Authors of Literature for Children and Youth - Czech Writers.

Results

The aim of the project was to make a dictionary dealing with authors connected with the Czech literature for children and youth since its beginning until the present time. By publishing the Dictionary of authors of literature for children and youth 2, Czech writers (Praha: Libri, 2012, 466 pp.), the main goal of the project was achieved. The second publication planned for the third year of the project was an analytical-interpretative work relating to the current Czech literature for children and youth. This goal was achieved by publishing the collective monograph Fairy tales in the Czech literature for children and youth 1990-2010 (Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011, 327 pp.). In the course of the four-year project a number of partial publications and presentation outputs appeared, being both expert and popular ones. It was important to present partial results of the research abroad as well as at international conferences in the Czech Republic, both in papers and discussions. In total, four papers were presented at international conferences, three ones at conferences abroad and 14 papers at local conferences (twelve papers were later published in conference proceedings). The main as well as the partial goals of the project were achieved according to the planned schedule and the allocated financial means.

Publications

Total number of publications: 477


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