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Peter F. 'Rius Jílek deals with literature as a criticist or reviewer and also in a scholar way. He is a PhD candidate at the Department of Slovak Literature and Literary Studies of the Institute of Slovak and Media Studies of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov and analyzes gender and sexual configurations in the Slovak literature. The subject of his research within rigorosa (PhDr.) thesis is J. C. Hronsky's mythopoetics. Currently, he studies international relations at the University of Central Europe too. Besides the literary field, he also deals with applied linguistics in the context of Slovak as a foreign language. He has worked in several academic institutions in Slovakia and Croatia:

He has written mainly literary reviews. His contributions were published in several periodicals, including op-ends for the Slovak edition of Le Monde diplomatique. From 2008 to 2013, he was the editor-in-chief of the Slovak section of the Czech magazine Iliteratura.

For publishing houses KK Bagala and Absynt, he edited some books. He translated from English to Slovak Lauren Oliver's novel Pandemonium.

He was a member of jury in literary competitions Cena cien, Cena Fantázie and Zrkadlenia.

He hosted and moderated cultural events with representants of Slovak literary life like Koloman Kertész Bagala, Balla, Peter Balko, Agda Bavi Pain, Ján Púček, Verona Šikulová, Ivan Štrpka, Tomáš Ulej, Marek Vadas or Zuzana Šmatláková.

He wrote poems and sleeve notes to the booklet of the album I Always Tell You... by jazz quartet arranged by musician and producer Milo Suchomel, with whom he worked as a PR consultant and co-writer of a script of the first Gypsy Jazz Festival.

From 2013-2015, he was one of the main organizers of the biggest Croatian festival of contemporary Slovak art, Days of Slovak Culture.

From 2013 to 2016, he was a member of the presidency of the Society of Croatian-Slovak Friendship.


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