Modern and Contemporary Literature

Our scholars work on British, American, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Scandinavian, Canadian and Quebec literatures, above all on the 19th-21st centuries. The college continues the Lotman tradition in literary and culture studies. Our work has an important regional dimension, as we study the extensive literary ties in the Baltic Sea region, especially between Baltic-German, Russian and Estonian literatures. In the case of other literatures, we also draw parallels with Estonian literature and thus the literature cluster collaborates with translation scholars. In the context of contemporary literature, we trace connections between literature and social issues, like power, gender and the environment, as well as broader theoretical debates around representation. Here, our work embraces literary theory, fiction and theatre, but also new media like computer games. Another strand of research tackles the questions of poetics and poetic thinking.

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VII Jornadas de ELE en Estonia

La Universidad de Tartu celebrará la séptima edición de las Jornadas de ELE en Estonia los días 4 y 5 de mayo de 2024 y acogerá presencialmente a investigadores y docentes del ámbito de la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera (ELE).

Doctoral defence: Marit Karelson „Le Temps d’engagement dans les œuvres d’André Gide et de Johannes Semper: les univers fictionnels entre l’élan vital et la littérature engagée“

On 17 November at 12:00, Marit Karelson will defend her doctoral thesis „Le Temps d’engagement dans les œuvres d’André Gide et de Johannes Semper: les univers fictionnels entre l’élan vital et la littérature engagée“

Doctoral defence: Aleksejs Samarins „Литературная позиция и творчество С. А. Ауслендера в 1906–1908 гг.“

On 20 November at 14:00, Aleksejs Samarins will defend his doctoral thesis „Литературная позиция и творчество С. А. Ауслендера в 1906–1908 гг.“