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About Gerald J. Sabo, S.J.

Fr. Gerald J. Sabo is responsible for the Slavic languages area--i.e., specifically Russian, Slovak, and Czech. He teaches Russian and Slovak language courses. In his literature-in-translation courses for the nineteenth century and also since 1900, Fr. Sabo includes Russian, Slovak, and Czech literary selections. John Carroll is one of two universities in the entire United States where Slovak is taught as a regular undergraduate course during the academic year. (Fr. Sabo was asked to recommend the professor for Slovak at the other American university.) Slovak has been offered at John Carroll since 1983.
The focus of Fr. Sabo’s research and publication has been Slovak literature. Fr. Sabo is authoring a history of Slovak literature to the 1840s that will be published by Slavica Publishers at Indiana University. Besides various articles on Slovak literary topics, another of Fr. Sabo’s major publications is a diplomatic edition of and commentary on an eighteenth-century poetic work of nearly eighteen thousand verses--Hugolín Gavlovič’s Valaská Škola.


Present Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures, John Carroll University


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Office: O'Malley Center 122
Phone: (216) 397- 4740 or (216) 397-4578