Conference: Reformation and Canon in the Slavic Literatures, Cultures and Languages

Posted: 5 September 2017

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The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest is organising a conference in Keszthely, on 28–29 September 2017. The conference examines the role of Reformation in Slavic cultures.

The aim of the conference is to present how the Reformation influenced Slavic literatures, languages and cultures. As the presentations are to cover Czech, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Serbian cultural and linguistic studies, the topics discussed will underline the diverse viewpoints of questions such as the impacts of the Reformation on mother tongue; contribution to the establishment of cultural canon and the analysis of Bible translations in Slavic languages.

The lectures will elaborate on several of the many lasting influences of the Reformation; therefore, presentations on linguistics, linguistic history, literary history and cultural history will provide an interdisciplinary environment.

A few examples of the sub-themes include

  • Glagolitism and Protestantism in Croatia.
  • Illusion and disillusion in Comenius’s Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart.
  • Jan Hus, reformer of the Church and of the Language.
  • Language usage in Dalmatia in the 16th century.
  • Protestant travellers and missionaries in Bulgaria during the Turkish occupation.
  • Reformation and the Croatians in the Western part of Hungary.
  • Psalm 138 in the light of the Slovak-Hungarian and Catholic-Protestant relations.
  • Interpretation of the Reformation ideas in Miroslav Krleža’s work.

The language of the conference is Hungarian. Presentations by invitation only.

Attendance is open to the public. All interested are welcome.

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Image: Wikimedia, Medieval Bulgarian bible

Event Info

Start Date
28 September 2017

End Date
29 September 2017

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