Themes and lines of research
While manifold, the lines of research in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures pertain to two major areas of study – linguistic and literary – that often interact and overlap as far as all the languages taught in the Department, that is Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and, to a lesser extent, Armenian, Catalan, Romanian, and Ucrainian.
In the linguistic area of study, professors and researchers pursue research in the fields of synchronic, diachronic and applied linguistics, and philology. In the literary area, the fields examined regard literary criticism, textual interpretation, literary history, and comparative literature. Research also focuses on the theory and practice of translation (both fiction and non-fiction) and on the teaching of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.
The areas of teaching and research (and their relevant code numbers) pertaining to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are the following: Glottology and Linguistics (L-LIN/01), Modern Language Teaching (L-LIN/02), French Literature (L-LIN/03), French Language and Translation (L-LIN/04), Spanish Literature (L-LIN/05), Spanish-American Languages and Literatures (L-LIN/06), Spanish Language and Translation (L-LIN/07), Portuguese and Brasilian Literatures (L-LIN/08), Portuguese and Brasilian Language and Translation (L-LIN/09), English Literature (L-LIN/10), Anglo-American Literatures (L-LIN/11), English Language and Translation (L-LIN/12), German Literature (L-LIN/13), German Language and Translation (L-LIN/14), Scandinavian Languages and Literatures (L-LIN/15), Slavonic Studies (L-LIN/21), Romance philology and linguistics (L-FIL-LET/09), Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature (L-FIL-LET/14), and Germanic Philology (L-FIL-LET/15).