peter f. 'rius jílek online

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I deal with literature as a reviewer and also in a scholarly way. Currently, I am 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 my research within PhDr. or rigorosa thesis is J. C. Hronsky's mythopoetics. Besides the literary field, I deal with applied linguistics in the context of Slovak as a foreign language. I study international relations at the University of Central Europe too.

I write mainly literary reviews. My contributions have been published in several periodicals, including op-ends for the Slovak edition of Le Monde diplomatique. From 2008 to 2013, I was the editor-in-chief of the Slovak section of the Czech magazine Iliteratura.

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

I served as a judge in the literary contempetition Cena cien, and writing contests Cena Fantázie and Zrkadlenia.

I 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.

I 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 I worked as a PR consultant and co-writer of a script of the first Gypsy Jazz Festival.

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

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

 

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A Place for Loneliness

A review in English on Monika Kompaníkovás's debut, short story collection Miesto pre samotu.