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Department of Uzbek Classical Literature

H.U.Boltaboev - Head of department

 100174, Universitet street 4, Olmazor district, Tashkent

 Monday-Friday, 14:00 – 17:00

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Detailed information about the history and main activities, the head of the chair of Uzbek literature

Learning process. During the years of independence, students’ life has improved dramatically, and in accordance with the Law on Education and the National Curriculum, a two-stage Master's and Bachelor's program was introduced. Later, with the adoption of the new version of the Law "On Education" (2020), teaching and learning activities are directed within the requirements of this law.

The Chair of Uzbek Literature, which is part of the Journalistics Faculty for 25 years of independence from 1991 to 2016 was included to the Faculty of Uzbek Philology. The following four chairs include the lectures and practical classes on literary prsess: Uzbek classical literature (head of the chair prof. A.Khojiakhmedov, H.Boltaboyev), literature of the National Awakening period (head of the chair prof. B.Kasimov, N.Jabborov), Uzbek literature of the XX century (head of the chair prof. U.Normatov, K.Yuldashev) and World Literature and Theory (head of the chair prof. L.Kayumov, B.Karimov).

In the Chair of the direction of education 60230100- Philology and language teaching (Uzbek language) teaches the fllowing subjects: “Uzbek folklore”, “Introduction to literary criticism and literary theory”, “Oriental languages (Arabic, Persian),“ History of Uzbek literature and new Uzbek literature ”,“ Modern literary process ”,“ World literature ”,“ Navoi studies ”,“ Methods of teaching Uzbek literature ”,“ Sufism and artistic creation ”,“ History of Uzbek literary criticism ”,“ Textual studies ”.

On the Speciality of 70230502-Master of Literary Studies (Uzbek literature) are taught the fllowing subjects: “History of World Literature”, “Classical Historical Poetics”, “Theoretical Poetics”, “Methodology of Scientific Research”, “Periodization of the History of Literature”, “Sufi Literature: System of Genres and Symbols”, “System Analysis and Structural Poetics”, “Contemporary Literary Poetry”. Leading Concepts ”,“ Comparative Literature ”. To the learning process are involved the specuialists as Academician of the Institute of Uzbek Language, Literature and Folklore of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Karimov, prof. I.Haqqulov, prof. Sh. Turdimov and professor of leading foreign universities, including the University of Michigan (USA) Temur Koja oglu.

In 2018 after the resumption of Uzbek philology, the scientific and educational museum "Heroes of Our Literature" and "Erkin Vakhidov’s Scientific and Educational Center" were organized. The Scientific Literature Foundation is used by doctoral students and researchers, undergraduates and bachelors.

Educational and learning activites. At these chairs, such textbooks as “Uzbek literature of the XX century” (U.Normatov and others), “Uzbek literature of the national awakening period” (B.Kasimov and others) and tutorials “Dictionary of Uzbek aruz” (A .Khojiakhmedov), “National Awakening” (community), “Sources of Islamic Sufism”, “Classical Poetics of the East” (H.Boltaboyev), “Samples of Uzbek Classical Literature” (N.Rakhmonov, H.Boltaboyev), “ History of Uzbek literature ”(N.Rakhmonov),“ Methodology of literary criticism ”(B.Karimov) are created and actively used in the higher education system.

Nowadays such textbooks as "Encyclopedia of Literature" 1-2 volumes (Kh. Boltaboev, 2015, 2019), "History of World Literature" (2020, Kh. Boltaboev), "History of Uzbek Literature" (3 books, N. Rakhmonov) are published published and actively used.

Scientific-research work. The above-mentioned chaires, which are the leading scientific schools in the field of literature in Uzbekistan, conducted research on topical issues of literary criticism, defended more than a dozen doctoral dissertations and more than 30 candidate (later PhD) dissertations. The first scientific school for the study of Uzbek literature at the National University of Uzbekistan was founded in 1918-1920 by Professor Abdurauf Fitrat.Later, on the basis of this scientific school, G’. Karimov's classical literature, O. Sharafiddinov's literary criticism, B. Kasimov's scientific school of jadidism, and on this basis this school is still continued by professors H. Boltaboyev, N. Rakhmonov.

During this period, more than 30 monographs were createdand published, including prof O. Sharafiddinov's "Thoughts on the Pass", "The Happiness of Understanding Creativity", U. Normatov's "Wonder of the Past", "The Miracle of Qadiriy", B. Kasimov's "Ismail Gaspirali", "Mahmudkhoja Behbudi", A. Rasulov's "Talent and faith", "Criticism, interpretation, evaluation", U. Dolimov's "Uzbek modern pedagogy", H. Boltaboyev's "Repressed Science", "Fitrat's Scientific Heritage", "The Value of Classical Words", N. Rakhmonov's "Turkish Khanate", "The Spirit's Wish in the soul", B. Karimov's "Uzbek Critic Vadud Mahmud" and others. Recent years there were published monographs as prof. H. Boltaboyev's "History of literary and aesthetic thinking" 1-2 volumes (co-author M. Mahmudov, 2012, 2016), prof. N. Rakhmonov's "Nourished by history", 2019), dots.v.b. "Cholpon and the renewal of national poetry" by Sh. Khojieva (2019), docent. M.Asadov's monographs "Rindona meaning and image of the soul" (2019), "Sagiynoma: history and poetics" (2020).

There were carried out scientific works on fundamental government grants “Encyclopedia of Literature” (2007-2011), “Fundamental Study of the History of Literary Criticism” (2012-2016) and practical  government grants “Sources of Uzbek Jadid Literature” (2006-2008), “Dictionary of Sufi Terms in the Works of Alisher Navoi” (2012 -2013).

The chair annually holds a number of international and national scientific conferences. Particular, in the current ademic year the chair held international scientific conferences on the themes «Problems of improving philological education" (2020, October 20-21), "The role and significance of Utkir Khoshimov's creativity in the development of modern Uzbek literature" (2021, June 28 - June).

The Chair is one of the leading scientific institutions of our university in the field of spiritual and educational work with youth.

Every year we celebrate the birthdays of Alisher Navoi and Babur and held literary festivals, Scientific and practical conferences dedicated to works of great poets.  Since 2020, more than 30 open lessons have been held at the base of the statue of Erkin Vahidov in the Alley of Writers, Erkin Vahidov School of Creativity in Margilan is under his patronage and is constantly receiving scientific and methodological assistance.

According to the long-term plans of the department, by 2025 to prepare 4 more Doctors of Science (DSc), 8 Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) in philology, 5 textbooks, 10 textbooks in the next four years publication is planned. It is planned that the staff of the department will undergo training and internships abroad, leading foreign scientists will give lectures on the topics of the department, open joint programs and joint educational programs.

Rewarding. During the years of independence, literary critics of the National University have been awarded  with state government awards. In particular, Professor Ozod Sharafiddinov was awarded with the title "Hero of Uzbekistan" , prof. U. Normatov was a scientist of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the medal of "El-Yurt Khurmati", professor B. Kasimov and professor A. Rasulov were scholars of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Several scientists of the department have been awarded foreign prizes. In particular, prof. H. Boltaboyev “Scientist of the Year” (2019) of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, prof. N. Rakhmonov was awarded the Gold Medal of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan "For Scientific Achievements in the Field of Turkology" (2020).

The master of the department F. Yakhoev was awarded the Gold Medal of young researchers of the young Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan, talented students were awarded scholarships, such as Alisher Navoi (B. Jabbarova), Mirzo Ulugbek (Z. Mirzaeva). Each year, the best works of students are published in the literary collection "Followers of Erkin Vahidov." In 2020, a scholarship named after Erkin Vahidov was introduced by order of the rector of the university. S.Pulatov, M.Nabijonova (4th stage), A.Muminov (3rd stage) and P.Ashurova (2nd stage master's student) were awarded this scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.

Literary and scientific schools

The founder of the School of Literary Criticism is the Hero of Uzbekistan, Prof. O.Sharafiddinov.Literary criticism, literary studied have fully established as a new direction of scientific creativity since the 1960s. In a very short time, the profession of "literary critic" appeared in Uzbekistan. Literary criticism not only influenced the literary process, but also contributed to the formation of a certain social opinion in society. It became an influential force in the life of society, gaining the power to determine the "weather" of literature and creating its own representatives. Their literary-critical articles, reviews, and books have become as popular as the works of writers, poets, and playwrights. Ozod Sharafiddinov is a literary critic who has dedicated his life to this work. Olim O‘zbekiston Milliy universitetida tahsil oldi, shu tabarruk dargohda salkam yarim asr O‘zbek filologiyasi fakultetida faoliyat olib bordi. Uning fidoyiligi, jonkuyarligi tufayli bu davrda mazkur fakultet mamlakatimizning o‘ziga xos adabiy markazlaridan biri bo‘lib keldi. The scholar studied at the National University of Uzbekistan, where he worked for almost half a century at the Faculty of Uzbek Philology. Thanks to his dedication and sacrifice the faculty has become one of the unique literary centers of our country. Among his students grew statesmen and public figures, famous poets, writers, well-known literary critics, translators, journalists, publishers. On August 23, 2002, Ozod Sharafiddinov was awarded the title of "Hero of Uzbekistan" by the Presidential Decree. Ozod Sharafiddinov studied at the Central Asian State University (now the National University of Uzbekistan) from 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he studied at the Institute of World Literature in Moscow, in 1955 he defended his dissertation on "Uzbek poetry in the postwar period." From 1954 to 1994 he was an associate professor, professor, and from 1994 to 1997 he was deputy editor-in-chief of Tafakkur magazine, and from 1997 to the end of his life he was editor-in-chief of “World literature” magazine. The school of literary criticism has gained popularity not only in our country, but also abroad.

Ozod Sharafiddinov himself has published about thirty books. Approximatly five hundred of his articles and reviews have been published. He has translated about 150 works into Uzbek. Considering that almost half of them are novel-sized works, it is clear how effective Ozod Sharafiddinov was as a translator. O. Sharafiddinov began his career as a translator, editor and publisher by translating and publishing the works of such great critics as V. Belinsky and N. Dobrolyubov. Uzbek students got acquainted with the significant articles on literature and social life of these great thinkers, who in the 50s of the last century left a deep mark on the world artistic and aesthetic thinking due to the efforts of Ozod Sharafiddinov. These articles, which have effectively influenced the formation of modern literary thinking and the growth of people's aesthetic tastes are now a unique resource.

Ozod Sharafiddinov and his students began to revive not only modern Uzbek literature, but also nationalistic, enlightened representatives of the Jadids, such as Fitrat, Cholpon, Abdulla Kodiri, to find, publish and seriously study their works. The works of Uzbek writers of the XX century Oybek, Gafur Gulom, Abdulla Kakhhor, Maksud Shaikhzoda, Mirtemir, Askad Mukhtor, Odil Yakubov, Pirimkul Kadyrov, Abdulla Aripov, Erkin Vohidov, Utkir Khoshimov, Shukur Kholmirzayev showed that his scientific analysis is priceless, improves navigation. His books, Time, Heart, Poetry, Talents, and The First Miracle, are widely cited as sources. The fact that the books "Happiness of Understanding Creativity" and "Thoughts on the Pass" were awarded the first state prize also shows the importance of Ozod Sharafiddinov's words.

Ozod Sharafiddinov in his article "Why did I change my faith?" discusses many difficult issues of his time with examples from real life.

This school mentions such famous critics as Mateokub Kushzhanov, Umarali Normatov, Norboy Khudoyberganov, Abdugafur Rasulov, Ibragim Gafurov. Because it is impossible to imagine Uzbek literary criticism without their literary articles and books. Ozod Sharafiddinov created a unique scientific school in such a sacred place. One of the active followers of this school is Umarali Normatov. Ozod Sharafiddinov worked side by side with this great scientist, who consistently continued the traditions of the School of Literary Criticism, and headed the chair for 26 years. For fifty years, no literary critic could surpass Umarali Normatov in the number of published articles. From 1991 to 2011, he published over a thousand articles, 30 monographs and scientific collections, was the supervisor of more than 15 candidates. The chair of Uzbek literature of the XX century, created by him, has turned into a scientific school that trains mature personnel for the world and the country in the field of modern literature. This faculty effectively continued the literary critical school of Ozod Sharafiddinov. One of the leading scientists of the school is Professor Abdugafur Rasulov, who was also awarded the title of scientist. Thanks to his diligence, the tradition of the school of literary criticism Ozod Sharafiddinov continued, and the school achieved significant success, especially in the history and theory of criticism. Prof. Norboy Khudoiberganov also grew up as a military critic in this school, his attitude to every event in literature, to every new work of his studing , seemed to determine the "climate" of the literary process. Sanzhar Sodikov also works at the university. His textbooks and manuals on Uzbek literature of the XX th century and modern literary processes have been taught at the universities of the country for 30 years.

Prof. Gulom Karimov's School of Classical Literature

Although the study of Uzbek classical literature has a thousand-year history, by the beginning of the XX century they began to study it scientifically, to create the history of Uzbek literature on the basis of manuscripts and printed texts. In the 20s prof. Fitrat collected samples of classical oriental literature and put them into a coherent system. As a result, for the first time in the history of Uzbek classical literature in scientific collections such as "The oldest samples of Turkish literature" (1927), "Samples of Uzbek literature" (1928). In more than twenty articles and researchs, he investigated samples of Uzbek classical literature. Abdurahman Saadi, working as the head of the chair of literature at our university, deeply studied the issues of classical literature. In particular, he gave a scientific direction to the study of Navoi. He defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme "Creativity of Alisher Navoi - the pinnacle of Uzbek classical literature."

In the 1950s and 1990s, prof. Gulom Karimov not only continued the research started by Fitrat and Abdurahmon Sadi, but also united scientists that are more talented and founded a special school for the study of Uzbek classical literature. First of all, in 1942, the Chair of the History of Uzbek Literature was created, which became the center for the study, promoting and popularizaing the Uzbek literature in the country. Prof. Gulom Karimov is not only the founder of the chair of the History of Uzbek Literature but also the founder of the scientific school for the study of classical literature.

 This school is currently still active. Prof. Karimov was born on April 15, 1909 in the Oqmachit mahalla in Tashkent. In 1918 he studied at the secondary school, and from 1925 at the famous Narimonov Educational College. Together with is classmates Mirkarim Osim and Homil Yakubov were taught by Olim Sharafitdinov. He published his first article in 1930. In 1931, on the recommendation of the Commissariat of Education of Uzbekistan, he studied at the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Linguistics of St. Petersburg University where he attended the lectures of well-known professors as VM Jirmunsky.

In 1935 he entered the post graduate course of the Institute of Language and Literature under the Committee of Sciences of Uzbekistan. Soon he defended his dissertation on the epic of Alisher Navoi "Leyli and Majnun", and in 1945, he prepared this epic for publication. As a textologist, in 1958, Muqimi published Selected Works in Uzbek and Russian. In 1960, Muqimi published two volumes, and between 1971 and 1980, in collaboration with the famous pedagogue Subutoy Dolimov, published six volumes of Ogahiy’s “Collected works”.

In 1962 he defended his doctoral dissertation on "Uzbek democratic poet Muqimi and the literature of his time." In 1970 he published the monograph "Muqimiy".Gulom Karimov is one of the most brilliant researchers of Uzbek literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is the author of "History of Uzbek literature (from the second half of the XIX century to the beginning of the XX century), book 3", published in 1966. This textbook for university students has been reprinted several times. Dozens of poets who lived and worked during this period have contributed to the collection, study and publication of their heritage.

 In 1977, F. Karimov's monograph "People. History. Literature” has been published. The scientist has developed a number of programs and textbooks for grades 8-9, higher and secondary special education. In this regard, the scholar’s manuals "A brief history of Uzbek literature. From ancient times to the XV century” (1978), “A brief history of Uzbek literature. XIV-XV Centuries” (1978) are noteworthy.

The teacher's work as a Methodist is also effective. In 1948-1951 – He led the Research Institute of Pedagogical Sciences. From 1954 to 1984 he was the head of the chair of "Uzbek literature" at Tashkent State University (now the National University of Uzbekistan). Subutoy Dolimov, a scientist from Uzbekistan, has done a great job in collecting, preparing for publication and researching samples of classical literature alongside his teacher Gulom Karimov. In particular, the study of Ogahi's work and the publication of his 6-volume collection of works have given this unique talent a strong place in the history of our literature.

Prof. Gulom Karimov’s school has its own scientific traditions, and dozens of well-known scientists in the country are direct researchers of the scholar. Well-known literary scholars such as Professor Laziz Kayumov, Saida Narzullayeva, Anvar Khodzhiakhmedov, Begali Kasimov defended their doctoral dissertations under the direct supervision of Professor Gulom Karimov. Twenty scientists (L. Kayumov, A. Khodzhiakhmedov, Sh. Yusupov, B. Kasimov, U. Dolimov, M. Mukhiddinov, S. Akhmedov and others) under the supervizor F. Karimov defended their dissertations, four scholars  (A. Khodzhiakhmedov, A. Zunnunov, S. Narzullaeva, B. Kasimov, M. Mukhiddinov) defended their doctoral dissertations.

The founder of the School of Uzbek Classical Literature, Prof. Gulom Karimov is known for twenty educational and methodical works (textbooks, manuals and programs), more than thirty publications (books of classical literature) and about twenty editorial works. He is the author of about 200 literary and scientific articles.

On the basis of the chair of "History of Uzbek literature", founded and headed by professor Gulom Karimov for thirty years, three chairs ("Uzbek classical literature", "Modern Uzbek literature", "Uzbek literature of the National Awakening" ”) were founded .Most of the heads and members of the chair currently working at the National University are followers of F. Karimov’s  literature school .The activity of this scientific school was continued from 1990 to 2003 by professors Anvar Khodzhiakhmedov and Begali Kasimov, who seriously began to study the problems of classical poetry. Professor A. Khodzhiakhmedov's pamphlets and researches on aruz, rhyme and poetic arts are of special importance in the development of Uzbek study of aruz and poetics.

Along with the study of Jadid literature by Professor B. Kasimov, became a center for the study of Jadidism. His monographs and textbooks on the formation of the literature of the National Renaissance, the principles of development are actively studied in all universities of the country. The restoration of the scientific heritage of more than a hundred poets and writers of the early twentieth century, the fact that their works reach today's readers is associated with the work of B. Kasimov. His works such as "National Awakening", "Uzbek Literature of the National Awakening" are characteristic in this regard.

Prof. Umarali Normatov's several pamphlets and studies, including “The Wonders of the Past” and “The Garden of Kadiriy”, have been important guides in the study of the representative of jadid literature Abdullah Kadiriy’s creation. Speaking of Uzbek ethnography, Associate Professor B. Karimov's doctoral dissertation on the solution of this scientific problem was a valuable work.

Currently, studying the problems of Uzbek classical literature, prof. Khamidulla Boltaboev is leading  the chair of History of Uzbek Literature. This school includes the proffessors as Sharif Yusupov, prof. Botirkhon Akramov, prof. Nasimkhon Rakhmonov and associate professors Ulugbek Dolimov, Omonulla Madaev, Tajikkhon Sobitova, Nurboy Jabborov, Ikbola Adizova, Sh. Khodzhieva, J. Mahmudov.

The fundamental research of prof. Kh. Boltaboev on the study of Fitrat's work, the work of the author on the preparation of a 5-volume essay for publication is proof that the basic scientific principles of this school continues. In addition, prof. H. Boltaboyev's complex researches such as "Sources of Islamic Sufism" (2005), "Classical Poetics of the East" (2006) were highly appreciated by scholars of the republic and abroad. The fact that the school for the study of Uzbek classical literature has expanded its activities to include structural poetics means that the school is becoming one of the modern scientific schools in the analysis of literary texts.

Prof. Nasimkhon Rakhmonov's research on the early period of Uzbek literature, including the study of the Orkhon-Yenisei monuments, has attracted attention abroad. Prof. Botirkhan Akramov's work reflects the current state of Navoi studies at the university. The scholar's monographs and pamphlets, such as "The Owner of Fasohat Mulk" and "Navoi Shohbaytlari", were created at the level of modern Uzbek Navoi studies.

 In addition members of the scientific school of the history of classical literature are currently working in the fields of literary sources and textual criticism, literary theory, literary history, and literary criticism.Over the past decade, more than twenty Associate professors, PhDs and doctoral dissertations have been prepared and defended in these areas.

The Gulom Karimov Foundation operates at the Faculty of Uzbek Philology of the National University. The foundation has a book fund of more than 3,000 and serves students and graduate students, researchers and doctoral students as much as the teacher's lifetime.

G‘ulom Karimov tomonidan asos solingan o‘zbek mumtoz adabiyoti tarixini tadqiq etish ilmiy maktabi xorijiy mamlakatlarda, jumladan, Rossiya, AQSH, Turkiya, Yaponiya olimlari tomonidan ham tan olingan, ayrimlari bu maktab a’zolari bevosita aloqa bog‘laganlar. The scientific school for the study of the history of Uzbek classical literature, founded by Gulom Karimov, is recognized by scholars abroad, including Russia, the United States, Turkey, and Japan, some of whom have been in direct contact with its members. In this regard, the American scholar Temur Koja oglu, Japanese scholars Enji Mono and Hisao Komatsu, Turkish scholars Kamol Eraslon and Usman Sartqoya have established important contacts with the representatives of this school in the study of oriental classical literature.

Prof. B. Kasimov's scientific school of modern literature

In the beginning of the XXth century, the Jadid movement covered all aspects of Turkestan's social life. Naturally, it was impossible to study such a large-scale movement, which was the main goal of the struggle for the bright future of the Motherland and the nation, under the dictatorial Soviet Union. While the issue of an objective and fair study of the movement was firmly on the agenda in 1985-1991, the nation’s independence created the necessary conditions for the emergence of a scientific school to study it. Currently, experts in this field in our country and abroad unanimously acknowledge the fact that a scientific school for the study of Jadidism and Jadid literature was established at the National University of Uzbekistan, the founder of this school is a Scholar of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Doctor of Philology, Professor Begali Kosimov.

This scientific school has its own research principles and traditions in the study of Jadidism and Jadid literature. The Scientific School of Jadidism and Jalid Literature is headed by Professor of the History of Uzbek Literature. It was formed on the basis of the scientific school founded by Gulom Karimov. Begali Kasimov, under the guidance of his mentor Gulom Karimov, defended his dissertation on the life and work of Mirmukhsin Shermukhamedov, a prominent figure of Jadidism, despite the limitations of the Soviet era. Although under different names, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the Uzbek literary movement of the early twentieth century and created the monograph “I searched and found”, which brought him fame. This monograph marked a new stage in the study of Jadidism, when the names of about a hundred artists were restored and scientific facts about them were revealed.

National independence paved the way for the study of Jadidism and Jadid literature to rise to the level of a scientific school. As a result, this scientific school, headed by Professor Begali Kasimov, has achieved the following important results:

Firstly, the term "Uzbek literature of the National Awakening" was introduced into scientific circulation. Documents prove that the literature of this period is a unique period in the development of our national culture. The social and literary movements of the second half of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries were periodized on the basis of the peculiarities of each stage. Fundamental research has been done in this area.

Secondly, the role of Jadidism in the formation of modern higher and secondary education has been demonstrated on the basis of strong scientific evidence. After all, truly modern universities were not built for us by anyone, they were built by the potential of our ancestors. Naturally, the enlightened Jadids of the colonial period did not achieve this easily. Their work in this area is carried out in two directions: 1. Sending young people to study in developed countries of the West and the East. 2. Establishment of the National University. Naturally, the main goal of the Jadids was to bring Turkestan, which had lagged behind due to long-term colonial complications, to the level of developed countries. To do this, it was necessary to send young people to study in developed countries, to prepare the ground for the future. It wasn't going to happen by itself.

 According to Prof B. Kasimov, on May 1, 1909, the Tashkent Jadids opened a "Charity Society". Its charter covered everything from improving the material and spiritual condition of the helpless and the needy, to educating young people in school, and then sending them abroad for higher education. Fitrat, Munavvarqori, Fayzulla Khodjaev, Turor Riskulov are at the forefront of this work. They studied at various universities in Germany, including the faculties of medicine, philosophy, economics, architecture, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, agriculture, the Leipzig School of Printing, and the Dresden School of Medicine.The famous Tohir Shakir (Tohir Chitatoy) studied economics at the University of Heidelberg, and Abdulvahob Ishaq (Oktay) studied medicine at the same university.

In 1993, on the initiative of Professor B. Kasimov, the chair of "Uzbek literature of the National Renaissance" was established at the university. In a short period of time, the chair has become a recognized scientific center for the study of literature of this period, not only in our country, but also abroad. There was established close ties with many foreign scientific and educational institutions, including Humboldt University in Germany.

Subjects taught at the chair

60230100 - Bachelor of Philology and Language Teaching (Uzbek)

Course of Study

Name of the subjectBrief information about the subject
1Uzbek folkloreStudy the problems of Uzbek folklore, the role of folklore as an example of syncretic art in the life of the people, in which the social, domestic and cultural life of the Uzbek people for centuries has found its artistic expression , is a scientific analysis of the types and genres of folklore.  
2History of Uzbek literature and new Uzbek literatureIntroducing students-philologists with the rich literary and scientific heritage of the history of Uzbek literature and classical poetics, analyzing writers and their works from ancient times to modern Uzbek literature, it is necessary to educate a riff owner.
3The current literary processProblems of the modern literary process, the study of leading principles, the relevance of works of different genres in the modern world, analysis of their compliance with the idea of national independence, teach active reading.  
4Introduction to Literary Studies and Theory of LiteratureDevelops the terminology of fiction, the relationship of fiction to art forms, the study of the structure of fiction text and the ability to analyze a work of art.
5Oriental languages (Arabic, Persian)Provides students with the theoretical foundations of Arabic and Persian, their basic grammatical categories, and the ability to apply them in practice.
6World LiteratureIntroduction to the great figures of world literature and their invaluable works, information about the peculiarities of Western and Eastern literature, students' literary and aesthetic thinking, theoretical knowledge, practical skills, methodological approach to scientific problems and scientific outlook. forms.
7Methodology of teaching Uzbek literatureStudents will be able to apply the scientific and theoretical foundations of Uzbek literary sciences, the most convenient and modern methods of teaching at different stages of education, describes effective methods of teaching native language and literature at the level of modern requirements, based on the requirements for future teachers..    
8Sufism and artistic creationThe formation of mystical literature, the role and essence of mysticism in the history of Uzbek classical literature, the study of mystical terms actively used in the literary process.
9Study of NavoiTeaching students to study the works of Alisher Navoi in the field of scientific research, fosters high spirituality and enlightenment in them and forms their way of scientific thinking..
10Classical poetic analysisScientific basis of the processes related to the basics of literary editing, in particular, the importance of text editing, the activities of a text editing specialist, text analysis, the editor's collaboration with the author in the publishing process, methods of text narration, logical laws of editing, structure, titles, bookcase , as well as the types of literary works, methods and basics of literary editing.
11Classical poetic analysisTeaching students the procedure of textual analysis of samples of Uzbek classical literature, educates them as highly spiritual, broad-minded and forms in them a way of scientific thinking.
12Uzbek literature in the world contextIt compares Uzbek literature with other foreign literatures and determines its place in world literature. The program also covers almost all periods of Uzbek and world literature.
13Literature of the Turkic peoplesThe development of cultural ties between the Turkic peoples, the comparative study of literary sources, the study of the works of representatives of the literature of fraternal peoples and their comparison with the works of Uzbek literature.

5220100 – Journalism: Internet journalism

Name of the subjectBrief information about the subject
1Adabiyot nazariyasi va tarixiBadiiy adabiyotga doir istilohlarni, badiiy adabiyotning Develops terminology for fiction, the relationship of fiction to art forms, the study of the structure of a literary text, and the ability to analyze a work of art. Acquaint students with the rich literary and scientific heritage of the history of Uzbek literature, to educate them to be highly spiritual and enlightened by analyzing the works of writers and their works from ancient times to modern Uzbek literature. consists of.  

5220200 – Information Service and Public Relations

Name of the subjectBrief information about the subject
1Uzbek literatureTo acquaint students with the rich literary and scientific heritage of the history of Uzbek literature, to educate them as highly spiritual and enlightened writers through the analysis of writers and their works from ancient times to modern Uzbek literature.
2Uzbek literatureTo acquaint students with the history of the rich Uzbek literature and to form their skills in analyzing samples of classical and modern literature.

70230502  – Master of Literary Studies (Uzbek literature)

Course of Study

Name of the subjectBrief information about the subject
1Research methodologyPrepares students for the process of scientific activity, develops the skills of right thinking, teaches them to follow the unity of theory and practice in creating a research program.
2History of World LiteratureIt studies the achievements of world aesthetic thinking and literary criticism in the light of modern requirements and develops the ability to theoretically analyze the mature examples of world literature.
3Classical historical poeticsThe study of theoretical problems of classical historical poetics, the theoretical study of the history of literature of national and Oriental peoples, the analysis of important problems of its cultural and spiritual roots.
4Theoretical poeticsThe study of the problems of theoretical poetics, the study of the literary text and its structure in a theoretical aspect, focuses on the analysis of important problems related to the scientific roots of theoretical views.
5Scientific seminarLearns the necessary scientific requirements for master's dissertation topics, the main directions of writing a dissertation, masters the methodological requirements for writing a dissertation  
6Comparative literatureTarget of teaching the subject of comparative literature studies is to acquaint students with the stages of evolution of trends and trends in English, Uzbek, Russian and other national literary works. To acquaint, analyze and give detailed information about the life, creative path and work of the representatives of the great literary figures who were present and their artistic significance.
7Leading concepts in modern literatureIt aims to inform students about the main directions of the current literary process and innovations in the science of literature, as well as to teach them the reasons for their origin.

3. About researchers and thier research

Full names of Researcher professor-teachersScientific level, titleThe topic of the dissertation
1Boltaboyev Hamidulla UbaydullayevichDoctor of Philological Sciences., profUzbek literature of the early XX century and Fitrat's scientific heritage  
2Rahmonov Nasimxon AsqarovichDoctor of Philological Sciences., profUrhun-Enesey monuments and the relationship of Turkish epics
3Mahmudov Jasurbek HusinovichCandidate of Philological Sciences, Associate profPahlavon Mahmud and Futuvvat sources
4Qo‘shmoqov MahamadaliCandidate of Philological Sciences, Associate profThe problem of tradition and improvisation (on the example of the repertoire of Ergash Dzhumanbulbul oglu, a representative of the Kurgan school of poetry)
5Hojiyeva Shaxlo HazratovnaPhD, Ass profPrinciples of renewal of poetic thinking in Cholpon's poetry
6Azimova Dildora BahriddinovnaPhD, seniot teacherPrinciples of renewal of poetic thinking in Cholpon's poetry
7Mullaxodjayeva Ra’no TashxodjaevnaPhD, seniot teacherRenewal of poetic thinking in Uzbek poetry of the 80s of the XX century and the creation of Shavkat Rahmon
8Ametova Ulbo‘sin KamiljanovnaPhD, seniot teacherTraditions of Kubravian sect in Uzbek classical literature
9Jo‘rayeva Sobira  EshqurbonovnaPhD, seniot teacherShukuri's literary heritage
10Kazakbayeva Dilrabo JalolovnaTeacher, independent researcherO‘zbek mumtoz adabiyotida tarjiband va tarkibband janrlarining takomili Improvement of tarjiband and tarkibband genres in Uzbek classical literature
11Ismoilov Bobur XudoyarovichTeacher, independent researcherThe science of puberty in Yusuf Sakkoki's Miftohu-l-ulum
14Yo‘ldoshev Qozoqboy Yo‘ldoshbekovichDoctor of Philological Sciences., profNew pedagogical thinking and the scientific and methodological basis of teaching literature in secondary schools
15Temur Ko‘ja o‘g‘luDoctor of Philological Sciences., profThe formation of national consciousness in twentieth-century Uzbek novels
16Asadov Maqsud HusenovichDoctor of Philological Sciences, Ass profSoqiynoma in Uzbek classical literature (genesis, stages of development and poetic features)
17Nazarova Shahnoza IbodullayevnaPhD., katta o‘qituvchiGenesis and poetics of probable motives in Uzbek folk tales
18Umarova Maxliyo YunusovnaCandidate of Philological Sciences, Associate profThe concept of artistic time in historical drama (on the basis of Shakespeare and Fitrat dramas)
19Xaitov Shuhrat MoyliyevichPhD, seniot teacherStudy of Babur's works abroad (on the example of Uzbek-Turkish sources)
20Po‘latova Malohat RixsiboyevnaPhD, seniot teacherTraditions of writing "Arba'in" in the classical literature of the East (on the example of the works of Jami, Navoi and Fuzuli)
21Sultonov Isajon SultonovichO‘zbekiston xalq yozuvchisi, katta o‘qituvchiThe image of Alisher Navoi in the works of writers of the XX century
22Hojimatov Minhojiddin Mirzajonovichseniot teacher"The role of literary figures of the XX century in the understanding of national identity" (works of R. Khamzatov and Ch. Aitmatov and issues of Uzbek literature)
23Zoir ToxirovCandidate of Philological Sciences, profFormation of pragmatic semantics in Uzbek language and the emergence of subjective relations in them

4. Information on local and foreign partners

International cooperation. Professors of the Department of Uzbek Literature have established contacts with the world's leading scientific schools in the field of philology, the University of Indiana and the University of Michigan (USA), the University of Tokyo (Japan), the University of Ankara (Turkey), the Institute of Asia and Africa (Moscow). ) and scientific and pedagogical work in collaboration with other research centers. As a result, several international scientific conferences (Haji Bayram Wali University, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Ankara University) have been held, and language and literature are taught on the basis of joint programs. In 2019, the "Impact of Alisher Navoi's work on Anatolia" (in cooperation with Ankara Haji Bayram University in Tashkent), on September 21-25, 2021, "Turkish World Jadidism" (in cooperation with Ankara University) international scientific conferences were held.

Local cooperation. A cooperation agreement has been signed with the Institute of Uzbek Language, Literature and Folklore of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2019-2024. According to it, the responsibilities of the Institute of Uzbek Language, Literature and Folklore and the Department of Uzbek Literary Studies in scientific research, spiritual and educational work are specified.

            A cooperation agreement for 2019-2024 has been signed with the Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. According to it, the responsibilities of the Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature and the chair of Uzbek Literary Studies for scientific research, spiritual and educational work are specified.

            A cooperation agreement has been signed with the Republican Center for Spirituality and Enlightenment for 2019-2024. According to it, the responsibilities of the Republican Center for Spirituality and Enlightenment and the Department of Uzbek Literature are specified.

            A cooperation agreement for 2020-2025 has been signed with the Abdullah Qadiri School of Creativity for 2021-2024. A cooperation agreement for 2020-2025 has been signed with the Erkin Vahidov School of Creativity in Margilan.

5. The structure of the department

Full names of the chair memberse-mail address
1Chair holder, prof. Boltaboyev Hamidulla
2Prof. Rahmonov Nasimxon
3Candidate of fil.Sc., Mahmudov Jasurbek
4PhD. Hojiyeva Shaxlo
5PhD. Azimova Dildora
6PhD. Mullaxodjayeva Ra’no
7PhD. Ametova Ulbo‘sin
8Candidate of fil.Sc.,Qo‘shmoqov
9PhD. Jo‘rayeva Sobira
10Kazakbayeva Dilrabo
11Ismoilov Bobur
12Yusupova Nafisa
13Sulaymonov Zaxiriddin O‘rol o‘g‘
14Prof. Yo‘ldoshev Qozoqboy Yo‘
15Prof. Temur Ko‘ja o‘g‘
16Candidate of fil.Sc., Asadov Maqsud
17PhD. Nazarova Shahnoza
18 Candidate of fil.Sc., Umarova Maxliyo
19Candidate of fil. Sc. (PhD) Xaitov Shuhrat
20PhD Po‘latova Malohat
21Shomurodova Sevara
22Sultonov Isajon
23Hojimatov Minhojiddin
24Candidate of fil.Sc., Zoir

6. Scientific laboratories

The Erkin Vahidov Scientific and Educational Center has been established at the chair, in this centre reserchs conducted in the areas of "Philosophy of life and work of the poet", "Creative Garden - a place of immortal heritage", "Poet's work - a source of scientific research", "Erkin Vahidov and the world." Erkin Vahidov's doctoral and master's dissertations, final qualifying and course works are being prepared.

7. Course activities

  1. The Crescent course has been active since 2018. The course is held every two weeks on Wednesdays.This circle analyzes examples of poetry, prose and criticism. The head of the circle is Ph.D. Koshmokov Mahamadali.
  2. The Text course has been operating since 2020. The course is held on Thursdays and Saturdays. As a result of the circle, students will be able to read the original text freely. The head of the group is Ph.D. Mahmudov Jasurbek Husinovich
  3. The Dutorchi Girls' course has been operating since 2019. The group Leader PhD. Jorayeva Sobira Eshkurbonovna.

8. Extra information of the chair due to its nature

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated August 24, 2020 No 502 "On measures to promote the creative heritage of famous writers and thinkers among young people and the effective use of the Alley of Writers" and the Cabinet of Ministers 2020 On the implementation of the Control Plan No. 30/502 of August 24, 2013, the Department of Uzbek Literature of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek will work with young people for 2021-2025. An action plan has been developed for the project.