About the Journal

Slovo a smysl / Word & Sense, a biannual journal of interdisciplinary theory and criticism in Czech studies, was established in 2004. The periodical strives to create a forum for scholarly debate and the elaboration of various theoretical and methodological approaches within the context of Czech literary studies. With its emphasis on publishing primary sources and the translation of both Czech belles lettres and global literary theory, the journal acts an aid in the teaching of Czech literature and literary theory not only in Czech universities, but also in foreign university programs.

The journal contains longer original scholarly works, individual analyses of more extensive specialized topics, and contextual and biographical essays on significant figures in the field. It also focuses on Czech studies at home and abroad and provides the latest information about the scholarly activities of various foreign programs; the Translations section provides translations of important or stimulating theoretical texts into Czech and of significant Czech literary and theoretical texts into other languages, especially English.

Since 2015 Word & Sense is an Open Access journal with online content freely available to the readers under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. Full articles are available on the internet to all readers immediately upon publication and their further non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Older volumes are available from: http://slovoasmysl.ff.cuni.cz/.

No fees are charged for the manuscript submission, processing, and publication.

ISSN 1214-7915 (Print)
ISSN 2336-6680 (Online)


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