About the Repository

About Institute

The main activities of the Institute are literary-theoretical, literary-historical, comparative and poetics-related research.

The Institute systematically monitors and studies the trends and the development of creative critical thought in the sphere of history and theory of literature, comparative literature, aesthetics and poetics, both in our country and abroad; it deals with issues of the methodology and terminology of literary studies, creates the foundation for work on literary history, works on scientific and critical editions of the works of various writers, compiles bibliographies and processed literary archive materials; it publishes collections of papers and monographs on literary movements, schools and the works of individual authors, it organizes scientific conferences and supports various forms of scientific research and professional training of scientific researchers, especially young researchers, etc.

The activities of the Institute for Literature and Art are best reflected by the broad scope of its various publications. Many of them are available as printed publications and can be obtained at the library of the Institute for Literature and Art.

The library of the Institute for Literature and Art has a collection of over 8,000 books and around 400 different periodicals, many of which cannot be found in any other library in Serbia.

The structure of the library and its collections reflects the areas of interest of the current projects that the Institute for Literature and Art is engaged on in the sphere of literary studies, aesthetics, art history and cultural studies.