Jiří Levý: zakladatel československé translatologie
Title in English: Jiří Levý: founder of Czechoslovak translatology
The monograph deals with the evaluation of the scientific heritage of Jiří Levý, the founder of the Czechoslovak translation studies. The collective monograph is the work of eleven authors from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The book, consisting of ten chapters, explains the innovative contribution of J. Levý in the field of translation theory and the ideas of his followers, introduces the inspiration of J. Levý’s translation concepts for translation criticism and practice and assesses the literary-theoretical thinking of the left and shows finally, the importance of his innovative thinking for the didactics of translation. Due to his interdisciplinary thinking about communication, literature and culture, the theoretical concepts of J. Levý have an extraordinary anticipatory potential from the perspective of linguistics, literary science and cybernetics. It was through this thinking that Jiří Levý passed his time. In the collective monograph, the authors attempt to examine selected aspects of researchers’ work and to assess their relevance to the work of today’s theoreticians, teachers, and translators. The editors of the volume are Zbyněk Fišer and Ivana Kupková.