The journal Prace Literaturoznawcze  is published once a year. Prace Literaturoznawcze was established in 2013 at the initiative of the employees of the Institute of Polish Studies and Speech Therapy at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. This journal continues the publishing tradition of the Institute of Polish Studies at the second half of the last century. In the 1970s literary scholars had an opportunity to publish their papers in Prace Naukowo-Badawcze Zakładu Filologii Polskiej WSP w Olsztynie [Research Papers of the Department of Polish Studies of the College of Education in Olsztyn]. In the 1990s Professor Andrzej Staniszewski established another periodical Zeszyty Naukowe WSP. Prace Filologiczne [Research Bulletins of the College of Education. Philological Papers]. This journal published articles authored by literary scholars and linguists from that Department. In 1997 linguists set up their own journal Prace Językoznawcze [Papers in Linguistics] to create a platform for publishing their scholarly achievements as well as those from other academic centres. Prace Literaturoznawcze is a new periodical – the first issue appeared in 2013 and in 2015 it was included in the list of journals recommended by the Ministry of Higher Education and received 5 points. In 2019, he scored 40 points on the ministerial list and qualified for the "Scientific support for journals" program.


Prace Literaturoznawcze is a scholarly journal which publishes up-to-date research papers devoted to both Polish and foreign literature in various contexts: historical and theoretical, comparative, cultural and anthropological ones. It is a forum for presenting original research concerning contemporary literary and theatre criticism, past and modern literary culture, literature of Warmia and Mazury, popular literature and welcomes contemporary literature and specialist methodologies. Papers published in the journal constitute an inspiring voice for contemporary literary discourse. Thematic areas include: “Universal Values”, “In the Search of Form and Model of Interpretation”, “Themes and Forms of Women’s Writing”, “Genres”, and “Regional Topics”. Each issue additionally includes a set of reviews concerning outstanding critical and literary research papers written by academics from Olsztyn, as well as reports with respect to important meetings and conferences. 

The deadline for sending articles
The recruitment of texts for the magazine takes place throughout the year. The deadline for submitting articles for the next year is the 30th September of the year that precedes the issue of the number for the following year. The editorial office is planning to publish annuals with leading  topics. In 2024, the theme of the issue will be 

The 2024 issue of Prace Literaturoznawcze [Papers in Literature] will focus primarily
on the following theme:

Undiscovered, forgotten, underestimated – the achievements of women in culture, literature and art through the ages

The theme of the next volume is to refer to the research currently being conducted in many academic centres in Poland and abroad. The discussions concern the position and significance of women in culture, literature and art from the earliest times to the present day. The rich literature on the subject and dozens of academic papers devoted to it indicate an unabated interest in this area.

We would like to encourage you to engage into interdisciplinary considerations, aiming at the depiction of background heroines, women whose various types of creative activities in the space of broadly understood culture (among others educational activities, writing, performance, literary and theatre criticism) have been forgotten, omitted and underestimated, but who, nevertheless, contributed to the development of the various fields of humanities.

We would like to encourage you to reflect on the following issues:

  • women writers and their works
  • women’s creativity in the field of art
  • women’s organizational activities

We are waiting for the articles until the end of  2023.

Also, if you would like to share your thoughts on other topics, please do not hesitate and submit your article for consideration.

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