In the Summer Term of 2000/01 the Canadian Studies Centre of Comenius University
Bratislava offered two courses on Canadian literature (Canadian Short Story
given by M. Gazdik, M.A; Contemporary Canadian Novel given by M Huttova,
PhD) and a course on multiculturalism in Canada (Canada- Multiculturalism in
Practice given by university teachers and visiting lecturers form Germany
and B. Bystrica). 17 students signed up for the course on multiculturalism .
In March the Center hosted Prof. Morris from the University of Saarbrucken
who gave two lectures on Canadian multiculturalism. We started a cooperation
with a new center of Canadian studies which was established at the
University of Matej Bell in Basnka Bystrica. Two lecturerers came from
B.Bystrica to give lectures in Bratislava.
In May the Center hosted the meeting of the editorial board of the Central
and European Canadian Studies Journal .
In June the Center participated in launching the Slovak translation of " The
Handmaid's Tale"(translated by M. Gazdik and with an afterword by M.Huttova)
In the winter term of 2001/02 there are two courses offered by the Center(A Historical
Survey of Canadian literature and 20th Century Literature) There are 11
students attending the courses. In November the Center will host two
visiting lecturers from Canada: Prof David Staines, the Dean of Faculty of
Arts, University of Ottawa and Roman Mukherjee, a former government
official. M Gazdik a nd M Huttova are now working on a special issue of the
Slovak journal "Revue svetovej literatury"(The Review of Word Literature)
dedicated to Canadian Literature, which will come out next February.
The library has been extended by about 50 titles from two Canadian
government book donations.