Department of Foreign Language, Literary and Translation Studies

Prof. dr. Aurelija Leonavičienė

Head of the Department


Research interests: translation theory and critics, contrastive linguistics, text linguistics, stylistics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics
aurelija.leonaviciene@vdu.lt

Daiva Kielaitė

Administrator of the Department


daiva.kielaite@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Sigita Barniškienė


Research interests: text linguistics, comparative literary studies, cultural relations between Germany and Lithuania
sigita.barniskiene@vdu.lt

Prof. habil. dr. Milda Julija Danytė


Research interests: Lithuanian history of emigrants, culture, literature, problems of identity, works of Žemaitė, feminism, genres of popular literature, detective novels in a comparative context of various countries, children and teenager literature in English language, problems of literary translations
milda.danyte@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Violeta Kalėdaitė


Research interests: language typology, contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics, translation studies, multilingualism, language policies
violeta.kaledaite@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Jūratė Ruzaitė


Research interests: discourse analysis, language and ideology, corpus linguistics, hate speech, vague language
jurate.ruzaite@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė


Research interests: contemporary literature in English, comparative literature, USA and European studies, cultural studies, English language teaching methodology
ingrida.zindziuviene@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rūta Eidukevičienė


Research interests: contemporary German literature and literary criticism, comparative literature, connection between literature and culture, business language research
ruta.eidukeviciene@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stefano Lanza


Research interests: lexicology, language relations, etymology, Lithuanian language philology
stefano.lanza@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Ragaišienė


Research interests: contemporary English literature and literary criticism, popular literature, comparative literature, gender studies, ecocriticism, literary translation, intercultural communication
irena.ragaisiene@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audronė Raškauskienė


Research interests: Gothic literature, women’s literature, comparative literature, autobiographical literature, academic writing, culturology, intercultural communication
audrone.raskauskiene@vdu.lt

Dr. Moreno Bonda


Research interests: the history of 17th-century ideas, Lithuanian historiography, cultural connections between Italy and Lithuania, Italian language philology
moreno.bonda@vdu.lt

Dr. Jolanta Kovalevskaitė


Research interests: corpus linguistics, phraseology, terminology and lexicography, lexical grammar
jolanta.kovalevskaite@vdu.lt

Dr. Inga Litvinavičienė


Research interests: French literature, translation theories
inga.litvinaviciene@vdu.lt

Dr. Jurgita Macijauskaitė-Bonda


Research interests: translation studies, translation of cultural meanings, folklore, children’s culture
jurgita.macijauskaite-bonda@vdu.lt

Dr. Jurgita Vaičenonienė


Research interests: Digital Humanities, Translation Studies, Corpus Linguistics
jurgita.vaicenoniene@vdu.lt

Dr. Teresė Ringailienė


Research interests: multimodal discourse analysis, academic discourse, discourse of popularizing science, genre analysis, corpus linguistics, translation
terese.ringailiene@vdu.lt

Kristina Aurylaitė


Research interests: contemporary dramaturgy, theories of dramaturgy, literature and culture of Canada and South Africa, ethnic minority literature, studies of postcolonialism and multiculturalism, visual aspects in contemporary literature, narratology, cinematic and digital narratives
kristina.aurylaite@vdu.lt

Sidona Žvaliauskienė


Research interests: translation of business texts, German language (as a foreign language) teaching, intercultural communication
sidona.zvaliauskiene@vdu.lt

Donata Berūkštienė


PhD topic: Genre features and translation of legal texts: a corpus-based analysis
Supervisor Prof. Dr. J. Ruzaitė
donata.berukstiene@vdu.lt

Gintarė Gelūnaitė-Malinauskienė


PhD topic: Analysis of German and Lithuanian business language and communication (example of business negotiations)
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rūta Eidukevičienė
gintare.gelunaite-malinauskiene@vdu.lt

Inga Janavičienė


PhD topic: Cultural identity in Lithuanian Literature in English Translation
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Ragaišienė
inga.janaviciene@vdu.lt

Ilona Filipenkovaitė


PhD topic: The descriptions of The Curonian Spit in German literature of XIX -XX centuries: fiction and reality
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Sigita Barniškienė
ilona.filipenkovaite@vdu.lt