Slovo a smysl / Word & Sense, a journal of interdisciplinary theory and criticism in Czech studies, was established in 2004. The periodical strives to create a forum for scholarly debate and the elaboration of various theoretical and methodological approaches within the context of Czech literary studies. With its emphasis on publishing primary sources and the translation of both Czech belles lettres and global literary theory, the journal acts an aid in the teaching of Czech literature and literary theory not only in Czech universities, but also in foreign university programs. The journal contains longer original scholarly works, individual analyses of more extensive specialized topics, and contextual and biographical essays on signiﬁcant ﬁgures in the ﬁeld. It also focuses on Czech studies at home and abroad and provides the latest information about the scholarly activities of various foreign programs; the Translations section provides translations of important or stimulating theoretical texts into Czech and of signiﬁcant Czech literary and theoretical texts into other languages, especially English.