The Institute for Literature researches, develops, and propagates literature as a universal transmitter of values. The humanities are based on literature with all its varieties: literary history, theory, culturology, anthropology, semiotics, Old Bulgarian and Revival literature, contemporary literature, comparative approaches, discursive forms of Bulgarian identity. Literature is the communicative environment of these research areas. It is the most important mediator between man and the arts. Literature provides a balance between world values and national identity, global memory and ancestral essence, recognizes the known in the different. Literary research reinforces the messages of the artistic word to universal significance.