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Archive of Porównania” is a collection of chosen text published in the past years in our journal. Owing to grant no. 31H 11 0089 80, awarded in 2011 by National Programme for the Development of Humanities (Narodowy Program Rozwoju Humanistyki) in Poland, they are made accessible to a wider audience in the English language. The collection of fifteen translated articles is aimed not only at showing the outstanding achievements of research in comparative studies and the humanities in Poland but also to present major trends in the development of “Porównania” and the intellectual search of the editing team.  “Porównania” were started in 2004 at the Institute of Polish Philology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań under the supervision of prof. dr hab. Bogusław Bakuła. Initially it was a study journal aimed mainly at young humanists who could use it to develop their research and their writing and editing skills. The interests included comparative literature, translatology, theory of literature and cultural studies. With time an interest in postcolonial studies, research on Central and Eastern Europe and geopoetics arose. Two monographic issues appeared (No 5 and 6) which present Polish research on postcolonialism. There are two issues which aim at describing historiographic research (No 7 and 8), issues devoted to culture and literature of Central Europe (9) and an issue on the works of Czesław Miłosz (No 10). Reflection on the theory and practices in comparative and interdisciplinary research became a regular feature which linked all the above mentioned topics. “Porównania” found their way onto a high place in the official rankings of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.

In the collection chosen for translation, the reader can find articles on the theory of comparative studies (Bogusław Bakuła, Michał Kuziak, Lidia Wiśniewska, Paweł Wolski), postcolonial phenomena (Emilia Kledzik, Dorota Kołodziejczk, Dariusz Skórczewski) and post-totalitarianism (Magdalena Koch, Agnieszka Matusiak) in Eastern and Central Europe and the Balkans, works on historiography (Michał Kierzkowski), memory (Urszula Górska), the cinema (Dobrochna Dabert), architecture of Central Europe (Hanna Grzeszczuk-Brendel), canons of culture in Central and Eastern Europe (Bogusław Bakuła) and issues on interdisciplinarity on the basis of hypertexts in the Internet (Mariusz Pisarski). It should be emphasised that the presented collection does not exhaust the supply of interesting works published in the journal. We are planning to consequently expand the supply by including older already printed works but also the ones to appear in the future. “Archive of »Porównania«” is an open resource in which the comparative researcher, the researcher of literature and the humanist can find plenty of useful literature.

The authors whose works are published in the “Archive of »Porównania«” belong to the middle and younger generation of Polish researchers who come from different academic institutions. Their works are written on important and widely debated issues in Poland such as the postcolonial state of awareness and culture, cognitive and ethical problems of comparative studies, historiography, memory and post-communism. “Archive of Porównania«” is an attempt at presenting a part of the Polish humanistic research which is developing at a great speed and which refers to the newest trends in European and world humanities.

The editorship hope that “Archive of »Porównania«” will constantly expand their activity by inserting Polish contemporary research into a greater circulation of the exchange of information and international communication.

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Download this file (1.Bogusław Bakula.pdf)1.Bogusław Bakula.pdfTOWARDS INTEGRAL COMPARATIVE STUDIES272 Kb
Download this file (2.Lidia Wiśniewska.pdf)2.Lidia Wiśniewska.pdfAN OUTLINE OF MYTHICAL AND PARADIGMATIC METHOD IN COMPARATIVE STUDIES305 Kb
Download this file (3.Michał Kuziak.pdf)3.Michał Kuziak.pdfCOMPARATIVE STUDIES AT THE CROSSROADS278 Kb
Download this file (4.Paweł Wolski.pdf)4.Paweł Wolski.pdfMETACOMPARISON. COMPARATIVE STUDIES AS A SELF-FEEDBACK SYSTEM513 Kb
Download this file (5.Dorota Kolodziejczyk.pdf)5.Dorota Kolodziejczyk.pdfCOMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES – A NEW OPENING FOR COMPARATIVISM496 Kb
Download this file (6.Dobrochna Dabert.pdf)6.Dobrochna Dabert.pdf IS IT WORTH WRITING THE HISTORY OF CINEMA IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE?321 Kb
Download this file (7.Michał Kierzkowski.pdf)7.Michał Kierzkowski.pdfWHAT SORT OF HISTORY DOES CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE NEED? THE CHANCES OF ORAL HISTORY359 Kb
Download this file (8.Urszula Górska.pdf)8.Urszula Górska.pdfCENTRAL EUROPE AS AN ARTISTIC CATEGORY: A NEUROSIS AND SENSITIVITY282 Kb
Download this file (9.Dariusz Skórczewski.pdf)9.Dariusz Skórczewski.pdfTHE COLONIZED POLAND, THE ORIENTALIZED POLAND. POSTCOLONIAL THEORY FACING “THE OTHER EUROPE”272 Kb
Download this file (10.Magdalena Koch.pdf)10.Magdalena Koch.pdfWE AND THEY – THE OUR AND THE OTHER. THE BALKANS OF THE 20TH CENTURY FROM A COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL PERSPECTIVE385 Kb
Download this file (11.Agnieszka Matusiak.pdf)11.Agnieszka Matusiak.pdfTHE UKRAINIAN PRODUCTION NOVEL AS A PRODUCT OF SOCIALIST REALIST MASS CULTURE. A POST-MODERN PERSPECTIVE494 Kb
Download this file (12.Emilia Kledzik.pdf)12.Emilia Kledzik.pdfTHE QUESTION OF THE PROVINCE IN POLISH AND EAST GERMAN LITERATURE AND LITERARY STUDIES AFTER 1989304 Kb
Download this file (13.Bogusław Bakula.pdf)13.Bogusław Bakula.pdfCANON, ANTI-CANON AND POST-CANON IN THE DISCOURSE ON IDENTITY OF CULTURES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (1991-2011)498 Kb
Download this file (14.Mariusz Pisarski.pdf)14.Mariusz Pisarski.pdfHYPERTEXT AND INTERTEXTUALITY. AFFINITIES AND DIVERGENCES455 Kb
Download this file (15.Hanna Grzeszczuk-Brendel.pdf)15.Hanna Grzeszczuk-Brendel.pdfGLASS HOUSES VS. GLASS ARCHITECTURE321 Kb
 

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