The peer reviewed journal (since 1991) focuses on modern European and American literatures, with outreach to other cultural areas. It stresses the comparative approach to literature, it helps to integrate the study of foreign literatures in the light of modern literary criticism and the problems of contemporary era. Among authors you can find Carlos Fuentes (Mexico), Xavier Galmiche (France), Stephen Greenblatt (Great Britain), Aage Hansen-Löeve (Austria), Urs Heftrich (Germany), Miguel León-Portilla (Mexico), Oleg Malevič (Russia), Graciela Maturo (Argentina),
Marc Quaghebeur (Belgium), Fernando Savater (Spain), Wasilij Ščukin (Poland), or Gertraude Zand (Austria). Papers are published in Czech, some of them in foreign languages; all papers have English abstract and a list of keywords.
Since 2015 World of Literature is an Open Access journal with online content freely available to the readers under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence.