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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.

The theme for 2025 is autobiographism. Submissions are invited to explore the concept of autobiographism across various contexts and time periods. Autobiographical writing has been an important genre throughout all literary periods and is currently undergoing significant development due to various influential phenomena. It takes the form of memoirs, diaries, journals, letters, conversations, interview essays, as well as autobiographies proper, and serves multiple functions. Autobiographical writing can serve as a means of releasing emotions and describing personal experiences of intimate life and external events, functioning as a form of self-therapy. It can also chronicle changes in politics, religion, culture, art, and customs. In modern times, autobiographical writing has taken on a pragmatic dimension. Biographies are often viewed as commodities that can generate income and increase one's fame, potentially affecting their position in the media market. Collaborative biographies and heterobiographies have emerged as a result. Another notable feature of recent decades is the popularity of works of fiction in which authors express their own views by creating characters who represent them.

Articles analyzing autobiographical texts should be submitted via the UWM Journals Platform by October 31, 2024.

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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