About the Journal
Studia Litteraria et Historica is an academic journal, designed as a platform of communication between ethnography, sociology, literary studies and history. The aim of the editors is to overcome divisions between these disciplines, and to help create a common language so that the scholars that represent them are able to draw on each other’s research.
The journal features analyses of public discourse (with an emphasis on academic discourse), politics of history and memory, production and reproduction of dominant ideologies; coexistence of minorities and the majority in a given society; as well as the complexity and diversity of domination mechanisms. Moreover, Studia Litteraria et Historica offers an insight into recent, ground-breaking work in the fields of art, literature, social science.
The journal has been created with a view to strengthening connections between social theory and social practice. Due to a lack of that link, we find the Polish public debate insufficient in quality, lacking in depth, provincial, and doomed to isolation. The ambition of the journal’s creators is to bridge the gap. Thus, the journal follows the ideas of Jan Stanisław Bystroń, ethnographer and author of Megalomania narodowa [National Megalomania].
Studia Litteraria et Historica continues the tradition of Studia Litteraria Polono-Slavica, an academic journal published by the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences between 1993 and 2008. The first issue of Studia Litteraria et Historica was published in October 2012. Former members of the Editorial Board of the journal include Zygmunt Bauman, Maria Janion and Jerzy Jedlicki.
Studia Litteraria et Historica is a fully bilingual journal, with Polish and English or German versions of each article. We would like to make the reviews of published articles publicly available, so that the journal can be a platform for further polemic.
The journal is published in open access and is indexed in several databases including Scopus and European Reference Index for the Humanities Plus (ERIH Plus). Points awarded for publication according to the List of scholarly journals and peer-reviewed international conference materials, issued by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Poland: 40.