Ongoing research at the Faculty of Humanities includes:

INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES

  • Formal linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics
  • British literature, culture and history
  • American literature, culture and history
  • Celtic Studies: linguistics, literature, culture and history
  • Translation studies
  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Teaching English to the blind
  • Dutch Studies: linguistics, literature, culture and history

INSTITUTE OF GERMAN STUDIES

  • Comparative German-Slavic Grammar
  • German Language Understood Structurally
  • History of German and Austrian Literatures: 17th - 20th Centuries
  • Literature of East Germany (the German Democratic Republic)

INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greek literature (Greek epic, ancient Greek drama and theatre, early Greek philosophical literature, ancient poetics and rhetoric, the Second Sophistic movement)
  • Roman literature (Augustian poetry, Roman historiography)
  • Latin literature of the Middle-Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times
  • Old Christian literature (New Testament literature and Early Christian writers)
  • Ancient and general Linguistics

INSTITUTE OF POLISH STUDIES

  • History of Polish Literature from the 10th - 20th Centuries (with special attention to religious literature)
  • Early and Contemporary Polish Religious Language
  • Literature and Language in the Polish-Russian Borderlands
  • Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language
  • Literary Axiology
  • Jewish Literature in Poland
  • Relations Between Polish Literature and German, English, American, French, Italian and Scandinavian Literatures
  • Translation Theory

INSTITUTE OF ROMAN STUDIES

  • Trends and Challenges in Modern Romance Literature: History of ideas, trends in nineteenth and twentieth century novels, picturality of dramatic text, interference of literary genres
  • Linguistics: Contrastive problems in modern syntax and semantics of Romance languages and Polish. Processes of constructing the meaning in compounds in general and specialized texts, realization of conceptual metaphor
  • Psycholinguistics and Applied Linguistics: Second language acquisition (French) in institutional environment-Polish secondary school. Analysis of learning and teaching strategies

INSTITUTE OF SLAVIC STUDIES

  • Eastern Slavic Religious Literature: History of Old Russian Literature. Presence of Christian culture in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarussian literature in nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Problems of Translation: Theory and practice in translation from Polish language into Eastern Slavic Languages and from Eastern Slavic Languages into Polish
  • Comparative Grammar of the Slavic Languages: Language in inter-cultural dialogue. Language expressions. Etnolinguistic
  • History of Literature in the Polish-Eastern Slavic Borderlands: Polish-Russian, Polish-Ukrainian and Polish-Belarussian cultural links
  • Eastern Slavic Emigre Literatures: Literature of the first and the third wave of Russian emigration. Ukrainian and Belarusian Emigre Literatures

INSTITUTE OF HISTORY

  • Structural and institutional history of the Catholic Church
  • History of Mentalities (e.g. of the Middle Ages, of the XV-XVIII centuries)
  • Christian Social Movements in 19th and 20th Century Europe
  • Religious Minorities in Poland (in the Polish-Russian Borderlands)
  • Social Communication in Old Poland
  • Polish-Spanish Diplomatic Relations
  • History of Vatican and Russian diplomatic relations in the XIXth Century
  • History of American Russian and Soviet Studies
  • Polish resistance movement in World War II
  • Comparative Studies on the History of East Central Europe in the XXth Century

INSTITUTE OF ART HISTORY

  • Early Christian, Medieval and Contemporary Iconography and Religious Art
  • History of Doctrines of Art (18th - 20th Centuries)
  • Armenian, Irish and Celtic Art