Academia for Poetic Thinking (APT)

APT is an overarching research project led by Marko Pajević*, professor of German Studies at the University of Tartu Institute of Foreign Languages and Cultures:

"APT is based on my conviction that we need to develop better academic concepts to understand the processes of meaning-making. It is working with ’thinking language’ and dialogical thinking to contribute to a poetological anthropology, in the sense of a reflection on what it means to be human. Language and literature are privileged fields of investigation into these issues so that APT proposes a humanities version of cognitive science."

What is poetic thinking?

Projects and activities

Publications and online resources

International collaborations


Marko Pajevic

Prof. Dr. Marko Pajević

Guest Professor of European Languages and Cultures (1.0 p)

University of Tartu Institute of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Lossi 3-309
51003 Tartu

* During the period of 01.01.2018 - 31.08.2022, Prof. Marko Pajević's position at the University of Tartu was financed by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA of the European Regional Development Fund.

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­­­­­­­­From doctoral student to doctoral student: why and how to summarise your research in three minutes?

Kolme minuti loengute konkursi ingliskeelne esikolm

Doctoral students are invited to participate in the three-minute thesis competition

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Round Table Discussion "Intersemiotic Translation: An Invitation to Connect Translation Studies and Semiotics"