Canada as an “Extra”

The Story of Canadian Studies in Slovakia

  • Lucia Grauzľová Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Marián Gazdík Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Keywords: Canadian Studies, Slovakia, community, history, activities, motivations


This article outlines the history of the study of Canada in Slovakia. It explores early writings on Canada and attempts to identify pioneers of Canadian Studies as well as milestones in its development and institutionalization, while also claiming that Canadian Studies remains a marginal academic discipline in Slovakia; indeed, its very existence is dependent on the enthusiasm of a small community of scholars. The final part of the article presents the community, their research interests, activities, and motivations, and attempts to pinpoint the impact of the Canadian federal government’s decision to withdraw its support from funding Canadian Studies abroad.


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How to Cite
Grauzľová, L., and M. Gazdík. “Canada As an ‘Extra’: The Story of Canadian Studies in Slovakia”. Ad Americam, Vol. 21, Sept. 2020, pp. 69-79, doi:10.12797/AdAmericam.21.2020.21.05.