5/2/10 TOBAČNA

Department of Slavistics

Asst. Prof. Dr. Jana Šnytova


2016: Ph.D. in Czech studies, thesis Analysis of František Benhart’s translations from Slovenian into Czech, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic)

2003: Master's Degree Program in Czech Language and Literature, French Language and Literature (Philology), Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno (Češka)

Study stay abroad

2001–2002: Studies in French Literature and Linguistics Université de Picardie - Jules Verne, Amiens (France)

9/1997: French Language and Literature Seminar, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier (France)

Academic and professional career

2018-: Assistant Professor of Czech Literature, Department of Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

2015–2018: Assistant of Czech Literature, Department of Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

2015–2019: Coordinator for Education and Culture, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ljubljana

2005–2015: Lecturer in Czech Language and Literature, Department of Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

2002–2005: Lecturer in Czech, Centre for Czech as a Foreign Language, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic)

2003–2004: High School Professor of Czech Language and Literature, Pavel Křížkovsky High School in Brno (Czech Republic)

Field of research

Translation Studies in the Field of Czech and Slovenian Literature: an interdisciplinary field focusing on the analysis and interpretation of literary works of Czech and Slovenian literature in terms of translation theory, translation strategy and method with a comparative aspect of Slavic literatures (Czech and Slovenian).

Czech-Slovenian Literary Relations: An area that focuses on the analysis of cultural transmission and translation and on the critical evaluation of literary translation. The articles focuses primarily on the reception of Slovenian literature in the Czech cultural space and vice versa.

Other professional activities

Membership on the editorial boards of scientific journals: member of the editorial board of the Slavica Slovenica book collection, no. 2, 2017, Scientific Publishing House of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

Review work: reviewing of articles for the periodical Studio Slavica, University of Ostrava, Faculty of Arts, since 2015.

Educational and organizational work: Translation Competition for young translators (Western Slavic Literature) at the Department of Slavic Studies, FF UL, 2005–2015. Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (coordinator). 

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)