About us

EWOD’s general idea was conceived by Jüri Talvet, a long-time professor of world literature at the University of Tartu. The creation of EWOD was begun in 2014 by a group of literary scholars of the University of Tartu as one of the tasks in the framework of the state financed project ‘Estonian Literature in the Paradigm of Comparative Literary Research’ (2014-2019). The work at EWOD is coordinated by editors-in-chief Jüri Talvet and Arne Merilai, professors of literature at the University of Tartu, and managing editor Sven Vabar.

A number of scholars, doctoral students and translators are involved in the task. The names of the authors and translators of the short introductory portraits of writers in EWOD have been shown by their initials:

I. A. – Ilmar Anvelt
A. A. – Andra Asser (née Somelar)
M. K. – Mari Klein

J. K. – Janek Kraavi
A. K. – Anneli Kõvamees
M. M.-K. – Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov

A. M. – Arne Merilai
A. Mv. – Anneli Mihkelev
C. M. – Christopher Moseley
M. M. – Michelle Mueller
I. M. – Indrek Männiste

A. N. – Agnes Neier
I. O. – Indrek Ojam
A. O. – Andrus Org
L. P. – Lauri Pilter
I. S. – Inga Sapunjan
A. S. – Andra Somelar
E. S. – Ele Süvalep
J. Talvet – Jüri Talvet
J. Tomberg – Jaak Tomberg
M. U. – Marja Unt
S. V. – Sven Vabar
M. V. – Mart Velsker

Bibliographical data about Estonian literature in German that appears in EWOD was compiled by Cornelius Hasselblatt.

You are most welcome to suggest any relevant additional bibliographical information that we have missed. For any questions, suggestions and corrections please contact svenvabar[ät]ut.ee.


More on EWOD:

Arne Merilai, „Eesti kirjanike leksikon“ – täiesti võimalik. – Sirp, 1 IV 2024, https://sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/c7-kirjandus/eesti-kirjanike-leksikon-taiesti-voimalik/
Sven Vabar, Rahvuskirjandusest globaalsete võrgustike poole. Sirp, 9 IV 2021, https://www.sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/c7-kirjandus/rahvuskirjandusest-globaalsete-vorgustike-poole/
Sven Vabar, Mis on Ewod?. Sirp, 9 IV 2021, https://www.sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/c7-kirjandus/mis-on-ewod/

Jüri Talvet, Mis on Ewod? Milleks?. – Looming, no 8, 2020.
Jüri Talvet, Chapter XIII. Can World Literature (Re)vitalize Humanities?. – Critical Essays on World Literature, Comparative Literature and the “Other”. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, pp 182-192.
Sven Vabar, A major new ongoing Estonian literary-cultural project. – ELM: Estonian Literary Magazine, No. 2, 2019, pp 18-19,