The scientific work of the Department of Romance Philology and Translation is conducted within the framework of the research theme "Artistic Phenomena in History and Modernity".
The researchers of the department investigate the peculiarities of the functioning of the national model of the world in the creative achievements of writers of French-speaking, Spanish-speaking and Italian-speaking literary traditions; describe the specifics of linguistic-cognitive mechanisms of figurative space formation in French-speaking, Spanish-speaking and Italian-language artistic text in the light of cognitive-discourse approaches; establish peculiarities of actualization of the system of artistic concepts in the space of verse texts of different literary and stylistic directions of French, Spanish and Italian poetry of the 19th-21st centuries.
The topic is developed in cooperation with scientists of the Institute of Philosophy and Psychology (France), Messina, Milan, Palermo, Parma Universities (Italy), Cadiz University (Spain), with which the Kharkiv National University named after VN Karazin has cooperation agreements.
Students of the first (bachelor's), second (master's) and third (doctor of philosophy) levels of higher education take an active part in the development of the topic. The results of their research are discussed at scientific student conferences of various levels, are published in the form of scientific articles in the collections of scientific papers, are presented at the defense of coursework, qualification works, theses for theses.
Some researchers of the department are engaged in the development in the field of teaching foreign languages (French, Spanish, Italian).
Every year in April the department holds an International Scientific Conference "Artistic Phenomena in History and Modernity", in the beginning of October there is a student colloquium "Romance Languages and Civilization", at the end of October the Italian section of the department gathers a round table on the occasion of Italian Culture Week in the world.
Is published the electronic international scientific journal Accents and Paradoxes of Modern Philology: https://periodicals.karazin.ua/accentsjournal.
The department has a postgraduate degree in specialty 035 Philology (specialization Literature of foreign countries).