Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio FF – Philologiae

The mission of Annales UMCS Sectio FF Philologiae is to publish thematically and methodologically diverse articles within the research area of the humanities, mainly in the field of literary studies and linguistics (both in the area of Polish and neophilological studies), as well as cultural studies. The biaannual volumes of our journal cover multidisciplinary approaches to the humanities in various aspects. Annales UMCS Sectio FF Philologiae is a biannual journal open to both experienced scholars and young authors who are at the beginning of their academic career. The journal is thus an excellent platform for an intergenerational dialogue and the presentation of different points of view on the topics discussed in each volume. By inviting authors, reviewers and members of the editorial board from internationally renowned academic centres abroad conducting research in the humanities, we are also concerned with the internationalisation of the results of research conducted in Poland. Since 2018, scientific articles have been published thematic issues that present selected literary, linguistic and cultural phenomena.

MEiN points: 100

ISSN: 0239-426X
e-ISSN: 2449-853X
Submitted articles rejection rate : approx. 20%



Editors of Annales UMCS sec. FF invite you to submit texts to the 2023 issue 1 of the journal


Main theme: Spaces of literature - spaces in literature

We would like invite you to submit proposals for articles for the thematic issue "Spaces of literature – spaces in literature". The theme is related to the specific status of literary discourse, which is autonomous and at the same time inextricably linked to its own context. We want to look, firstly, at the modes of making space and spatiality present in literature, and secondly, at issues concerning the functioning of literature in culture of various periods and formations.

We are particularly interested in the relationship between literature and space – poetics and stylistic and genre specificity of geographical, travel, tourist and topographic descriptions that appear in literary and literary texts of various epochs, including the ideological and aesthetic determinants of such descriptions. We consider an interesting problem, worthy of constant discussion, the reflection of authors on the issues of relationship between culture, space and identity/subjectivity, especially due to the current vision of the Anthropocene as a sphere of humanistic reflection, including literary studies. As part of the proposed topic, we would also like to raise the issue of literature as a tool for the expression of spatial experiences, as well as the area that determines the processes of their conceptualization and definition. We are also interested in literary discourses as "laboratories" of geopoetics or new regionalism – we want to consider whether prose, poetic, essayistic, non-fictional texts are sometimes lined with quasi-theoretical reflections, and to what extent selected texts can verify the effectiveness of methodology and theories under the sign of topographic turn.

We would like to reflect on the issue of changes in literature – the ways in which it functions in today’s culture and functioned in past centuries. We want to look for answers to a few questions, such as: What is the space of literature today? How has it changed over time? How do local literatures create their fields in the context of world literature? We are interested in transformations within the understanding and definition of literature and literariness, the way of constituting literary institutions and entities related to literary life and the literary field, especially in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will be interested in sketches devoted to changes in writing tools, the emergence of new topics, problems, issues that have been overlooked, ignored, tabooed or simply occurred in recent years as a result of socio-civilizational development.

We invite you to send finished articles until the end of February 2023, we accept texts in congress languages and in Polish.

Posted: 2022-12-11
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Vol 41, No 1 (2023)

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