Shevchenko Institute of Literature is the unique governmental academic research institution for studying literature in Ukraine. Shevchenko Institute of Literature is a structural subdivision of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The Institute was founded in 1926 and since then there has been intensive and fruitful researching and publishing activity. Almost all editions of the classic works of the Ukrainian writers, which are widely used all around the world, were prepared in the Institute.
to study the Ukrainian and world literature;
to pursue fundamental researches on theory and history of literature;
to coordinate literary studies in Ukraine;
to prepare scholars;
to collect, preserve and study manuscripts of Ukrainian writers.
The Institute collaborates with the educational system of Ukraine. Programs, textbooks, handbooks, and anthologies prepared by scholars of the Institute, are used in schools, colleges and universities of the country.
Director – Mykola G. Zhulynsky, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Sciences.
Deputy Director for Research Administration – Mykola M. Sulyma, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Sciences.
Managing Director – Tetyana P. Gah.
Executive Secretary – Olena Polishchuk, Candidate of Philology (PhD).
Scholars of the Institute (Candidates of Philology (PhD) and Doctors of Science ) work in such departments:
Manuscripts and Textual Studies Department
Old Ukrainian Literature Department (with Classical Ukrainian Literature section)
Ukrainian Literature of the 20th Century Department
Shevchenko Studies Department
Theory of Literature Department
World Literatures Department
Scientific Information Department / Library
Center for American Literary Studies in Ukraine
Center for German Literary Studies in Ukraine
The Far East Research Center
The Institute supports several literary research centers and laboratories in other regions of Ukraine.
Important resource funds:
The Fund of Manuscripts of the Ukrainian writers (over 100,000 items) is a national treasure of Ukraine.
The Library founded in 1926 is a significant collection of fictional texts and critical works in Ukrainian and other European languages (160,000 items).
Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies
Periodicals, published under the auspices of the Institute:
Word and Time (Slovo i Chas) (till 1990 it was titled Soviet Literary Studies (Radyanske Literaturoznavstvo).
Window into the World (Vikno v Svit).
Comparative Literature in Ukraine (Literaturna Komparatyvistyka).
American Literary Studies in Ukraine (Amerykanski Literaturni Studiyi v Ukrayini).
Heritage. Literary Source Studies. Textual Study (Spadschyna. Literaturne Dzhereloznavstvo. Tekstolohia).
Gogol Studies (Gogoleznavchi Studii).
Literary Horizons. Works of Beginners (Leteraturoznavchi Obriyi).