Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss <p><strong>ABOUT THE JOURNAL</strong></p> <p>„Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne” (“Poznań Slavic Studies”) is a six-monthly journal co-published by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Poznań Society of Friends of Learning (previously published by the Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM Academic Publishing House). The journal was established at the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology of Adam Mickiewicz University by the Institute of Slavonic Philology, where research is carried out in the area of southern Slavic languages, Slavic Balkans in their non-Slavic context and bohemistics. The first issue was published in 2011. The journal publishes original and previously unpublished works concerning the whole Slavonic culture: its southern, western and eastern varieties. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a different subject matter and run by a different thematic editor. Main themes of each issue aim to answer current challenges of humanities. The journal's leading discipline is literature studies, but monographic issues also embrace linguistics, culture, history, art history, religion or sociology. Therefore, we present intercultural and interdisciplinary research, representing various methodologies and research perspectives. The journal is open to scientific dialogue and polemics. We publish peer-reviewed articles and scientific essays, as well as review articles (which are also addressed to peer-reviewers). The journal is co-created by an international team of experts (the Scientific Council), an international group of authors (usually more than half of the authors are affiliated in foreign centres) and international reviewers (mainly foreign experts). The editorial board consists of researchers from renowned scientific centres in Slavic and non-Slavic countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, France, Macedonia, Germany, Russia and Serbia). We publish in all Slavic languages as well as in English, German and Italian. The editing of papers in each language is supervised by a separate editor - a native speaker of a given language. Each article is accompanied by an abstract and keywords in English, while latest issues also include a note about the authors. Editing and dissemination of articles published in the journal is done by employees affiliated with the Institute of Slavic Philology of Adam Mickiewicz University (editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief, secretary, database administrator, language editors).</p> <ul class="oczasopismie"> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/pss/about">ABOUT THE JOURNAL</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/pss/issue/current">CURRENT ISSUE</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/pss/issue/archive">ARCHIWUM</a></li> </ul> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ARCHIVE:</strong> <p>CEEOL, ERIH PLUS, ARIANTA, CEJSH, PKP Index,&nbsp;Google Scholar, WorldCat</p> </div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>JOURNAL METRICS: </strong> <p><strong>Ministry of Science and Higher Education: 40</strong></p> <p><strong>ICV 2018 = 89.71 </strong></p> <p><strong>ICV 2019 = 100<br></strong></p> <p><strong>indeks Hirscha = 5</strong></p> </div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>DOI: </strong>10.14746/pss</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ISSN (Print)</strong> 2084-3011&nbsp; <strong>ISSN (Online)</strong> 2450-2731</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>PUBLISHED WORK ARE LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS &nbsp;</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>(2015-10.2020):</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/"><img src="/public/piotr/cc/cc_4_by_nd.png" alt="CC_by-nd/4.0" border="0"> </a><strong><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/" rel="license">Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License</a><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/">.</a></strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>(10.2020 -):</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br><strong><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">&nbsp;Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</strong></div> </div> en-US <p><strong>Authors</strong></p> <p>The authors of the articles accepted for publication in the journal <em>Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne </em>are obliged to fill up the <a href="https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/ojs_3/pliki/pss/umowa_EN.doc">contract for providing the journal free licence (along with sub-licence CC) to works</a>. 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The core example is the digital database Knjiženstvo, certain segments of which contain not only the data on the texts, but the digitised texts as well. In this paper, we pose the question on how databases can be involved in the creation of new knowledge at all educational levels. To this effect, we necessarily expand certain segments of the database to include those publications on which they already contain information. In relation to this, it has been observed that one of the greatest problems is the part of the database dealing with the periodicals – both women and feminist – and therefore, the second part of the paper is dedicated to this topic. We first analyze the terms women and feminist magazines, and afterwards, we consider the ways in which the materials from these periodicals could be gathered, classified and connected.</p> Biljana Dojčinović, Ana Kolarić Copyright (c) 2020 Biljana Dojčinović, Ana Kolarić https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27118 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Deconstruction and the Archival Revolution: on the Relevance and Reception of Archive Fever in New Media Studies https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27121 <p>The paper focuses on the reception of Derrida’s Archive Fever among (new) media theorists and its relevance for the ongoing discussions in that academic field. Although this Derrida’s text is often described as the one in which he provides a statement on the pervasive revolutionary impact of new media, its reception among media theorists remains scarce. Several media scholars that tackle the text, however, have an ambivalent stance on it: they appreciate some of Derrida’s theses, but regard them largely obsolete. The first part of the paper analyzes these critiques and argues that many of the objections on Derrida’s behalf are caused by the misinterpretation of important features of the deconstructive thought. In its second part, the paper firstly deals with certain weaker points of Derrida’s reflection and then proceeds to examine his insights pertinent to the problems of contemporary media theory that were neglected in earlier reception. Finally, paper reaffirms the claim about the need for a more profound exchange between the deconstruction and media studies, albeit one that would avoid the examined shortcomings.</p> Zvonimir Glavaš Copyright (c) 2020 Zvonimir Glavaš https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27121 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Archiving in the Face of Erasure: the Idea of the “Post-German” Archive https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27122 <p>The article introduces the notion of the “post-German” archive as an idea for further research on the erased cultures of Central Europe. The author questions the hierarchical and top-down structure of the institutionalized archive. Instead, she proposes to understand the “post-German” archive as an inclusive conception. It would incorporate various narratives, languages, and perspectives. In this way, the canonization of given motives can be avoided. The author pays special attention to the responsibility of the researcher. She illustrates the theoretical framework with examples from Polish and Czech archival practices.</p> Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska Copyright (c) 2020 Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27122 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Czech Samizdat Archives – the Past and the Present https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27123 <p>In the former Czechoslovakia, samizdat was not limited just to the dissident community: the big “publishing houses” like Vaculík’s Petlice soon became a model for many local followers. Under communism, they naturally made effort to keep their activities secret; after 1989 vast majority of them did not find a reason to claim credit for their work and their production remained buried in their personal archives. Therefore, the lexicographic and bibliographic research in Czech samizdat faced a lengthy problem: while a representative part of the (mostly Prague) dissident publications had been smuggled out of the CSSR and collected in specialized archives in Scheinfeld (Germany) in the 1980s, it took quite a time to identify the local samizdat publishers and get access to their production.</p> Alena Přibáňová Copyright (c) 2020 Alena Přibáňová https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27123 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Scientific Cooperation Between Polish People’s Republic and the Second Yugoslavia https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27124 <p>Scientific connections between Polish People’s Republic and The Second Yugoslavia were a very important element of the bilateral relations between both countries. The mechanisms and rules of the scientific cooperation were similar to the rules and mechanisms of the cultural cooperation and faced the same constraints and possibilities. Types of institutions existing in the field of culture had their correspondences in the field of science and education. Developing of the scientific cooperation was not a strategic aim for both countries in the interwar period as well as during the Communism due to the situation on the international political scene. In the era of globalization, in the context of international scientific cooperation, interslavic relations has become the weakest in the last two centuries. Nowadays, even more than before, the scientific cooperation between all Slavic countries depends on individuals and their involvement.</p> Leszek Małczak Copyright (c) 2020 Leszek Małczak https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27124 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Archives and the Croatian Literary Historiography. Unknown Kajkavian Songbooks https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27128 <p>Archival research is of great importance for the study of old Croatian literature, as a large part of the body of literary texts has been preserved in manuscripts to the present day, and many of them are kept in archives. Although at its beginnings Croatian national philology was strongly focused on archival work, in the 20th century this kind of research was abandoned, despite the fact that there was still a lot of unanalyzed material left in the archives, as well as many possibilities for correction or supplementing previous conclusions. Thus the handwritten Kajkavian songbooks, especially the secular ones, have been only partially examined. In addition, some songbooks from the Croatian State Archives have never become an object of research. This article draws attention to the importance of fundamental archival research, without which it is impossible to properly draw a picture of the Kajkavian element of old Croatian literature.</p> Lahorka Plejić Poje Copyright (c) 2020 Lahorka Plejić Poje https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27128 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Непубликуваните фикционални текстове (Васил Попович и Асен Христофоров) https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27129 <p>This paper deals with some texts from the archives of two authors from different periods. These texts were not published by the authors in their lifetime. The reason was not some kind of censorship, especially in the case of Vasil Popovich, who probably had some scruples dealing with events from the private life of his opponent Konstantin Jireček. Asen Hristoforov, a writer who was expelled from the University and sent to a labor camp, did not offer texts about his time in the labor camp for publishing. However, in this published texts there are hints about the repressions he suffered and about his disapproval of the communist regime. At the same time, there was a tension between his criticism and his attempt to partially accept the official perspective towards some events and political figures of Bulgarian communist past.</p> Николай Аретов Copyright (c) 2020 Николай Аретов https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27129 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Академик Петър Динеков и младият полски българист Едвард Можейко (епистоларни свидетелства от 60-те години на ХХ век) https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27132 <p>The article presents hitherto unknown letters in Polish by Edward Możejko, a Canadian scholar of Polish origin, to the Bulgarian scholar Petar Dinekov. These letters reveal the professional contacts between the two men in the 1960s when the young Możejko defends his dissertation on a topic in the field of Bulgarian studies at the Jagiellonian University and Dinekov is one of his reviewers. The letters are explored in the context of other documentary sources. The present study is part of a larger project on epistolary heritage testifying the active professional contacts of Dinekov with the Polish cultural intelligentsia.</p> Мая Иванова Copyright (c) 2020 Мая Иванова https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27132 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Най-хубавият вкус е да живееш и твориш в родината. Писма на художничката Бронка Гюрова-Алшех до Донка и Константин Константинови https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27133 <p>The current article presents five letters from the Bulgarian artist Bronka Gyurova-Alcheh written in the period 1959–1968, addressed to the writer Konstantin Konstantinov and his sister – the artist Donka Konstantinova. The letters were found in the personal archive of Konstantinov, and bring to light interesting facts of the life in Buenos Aires of Bronka Gyurova, who emigrated from Bulgaria in 1951.</p> Мира Душкова Copyright (c) 2020 Мира Душкова https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27133 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Споменът като архив. Елка Константинова в една недовършена анкета https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27135 <p>Elka Konstantinova is a well-known name in Poland. She has defined her work as a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and as a diplomat in Warsaw as an important part of her life. The text presents an unknown and unpublished survey on her memories about her work in Poland and the circumstances of preparing this unfinished survey ment to deal with the question of Konstantinova’s biography and memories.</p> Надежда Александрова Copyright (c) 2020 Надежда Александрова https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27135 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Theatrical Periodical and Newspaper Library in Zagreb – an Overview of Its Contents https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27136 <p>This paper aims to present the contents of the Periodical and Newspaper Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences’ Division of the History of the Croatian Theatre from the 1921–1924, 1968– 1969, and 1989–1992 periods, i.e. on a sample of nine theatre seasons. It includes an overview of the newspapers and periodicals from which the Library’s contents originate as well as of the number of articles in each of the specified periods, i.e. theatre seasons. The research presented here encompasses 10,859 articles, which have been classified; data on the types of articles present in each period has been tabulated. Even though a comparison of results shows that the number of sources – i.e. newspapers and other periodicals from which the Library’s contents are gathered – was significantly reduced, this did not influence the larger deviations in the overall number of articles in the researched periods. The paper shows that authored articles – mostly critiques – are the predominant type in all the researched periods, offers an insight into the diversity and wealth of the Library’s contents, and refers to the differences and similarities regarding the types and prevalence of articles in the examined periods.</p> Drita Maroshi Copyright (c) 2020 Drita Maroshi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27136 Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:49:42 +0000 About Enlivening on Stage and Potentials of the Autobiographical Archive Illustrated by Selected Croatian Theatrical Performances https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27137 <p>Autobiographism has been noticeably conquering the Croatian theatre which results in specific artistic projects, mainly falling into the category of theatre of the real. This material calls for a description of strategies, functions and potentials. The most important here is the freedom to (re)construct identity – performativity – communication and interaction. The styling of an autobiographical archive and its extension into action allows adopting a new view and interpreting historical events and current social problems differently. This phenomenon is manifested in selected performances which involve staging a dramatic text, adapting prose or journalistic text, compiling and processing various cultural texts, incorporating the performers’ confessions and observations, and developing documentary material. Descriptions of the latest performances confirm reactivity of the theatre, its power to concertize and subjectivize, as well as to model the audience’s attitudes.</p> Gabriela Abrasowicz Copyright (c) 2020 Gabriela Abrasowicz https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27137 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Milada Součková’s Private Memory Archive (Based on the Short Story Rok šestašedesátý from the Collection Entitled Neznámý člověk) https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27138 <p>This article presents an analysis of one of the short stories authored by Czech writer – Milada Součková: the short story Rok šestašedesátý included in the collection entitled Neznámý člověk (published in 1962, written in 1943). The introduction addresses the issues related to the clarification of the concept of a memory archive and the concept of the archive itself. Its characteristics, i.e. a certain arrangement of the collection, its permanent structure and three essential aspects of archiving are indicated: searching, saving and storing. These aspects are also typical of the structure of the analysed prose authored by Milada Součková. The next part of the article (Neznámý člověk as a private archive of memory) pertains to the entire above-metioned volume of the stories whose characteristic motif is the motif of memory linked with space, time and history. In the further parts of the article, the author goes on to the structural and interpretative analysis of the story she is interested in. She draws attention to such aspects as memory figures, i.e. time and space, thematic associations, memory carriers and memory traces and places. In conclusion, she draws attention to three components of the Milada Součková’s private memory archive: the memory of the language, the memory of the father and the memory of the historical events taking place in 1866.</p> Kamila Woźniak Copyright (c) 2020 Kamila Woźniak https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27138 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The “Custodial Period” of the Royal Land Archives in Zagreb Through the Activities of Ivan Bojničić and Emilij Laszowski https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27139 <p>The development of Croatian archival science is inextricably linked with the activities of the Royal Land Archives in Zagreb. Although the beginnings of the care of archival materials can be traced back to the middle of the 17th century, it is difficult to talk about organized and systematic protection until the end of the 19th century and the work of two prominent social officials, historians and archivists, namely Ivan Bojničić and Emilij Laszowski. Through their efforts in the next three decades, i.e. until the 1920s, the Land Archives was transformed into a significant institution with a permanent scientific journal and newly renovated spaces built according to the standards of the archival profession, for the preservation, protection and use of archives. This period, however, was also characterized by the complete absence of theoretical considerations of archival science. According to social, political and financial circumstances, it was necessary to think about the elementary preservation of archival materials to save them from complete decay. Due to all the above, the mentioned period in the development of the Zagreb Land Archives can justly be called “custodial.”</p> Mario Stipančević Copyright (c) 2020 Mario Stipančević https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27139 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Документалното наследство на Кирила Възвъзова-Каратеодорова в Националната библиотека „Св. Св. Кирил и Методий“ https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27140 <p>Kirila Vazvazova-Karateodorova is a notable Bulgarian archivist, archeographer and an author of numerous studies dedicated to the Bulgarian Revival. A small part of the documents related to her landmark are stored in the National Library ‟St. St. Cyril and Methodius.” Although few of these documents reveal part of her personal and creative path.</p> Радина Божилова Copyright (c) 2020 Радина Божилова https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27140 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Composition Role of the Dialogue in Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27142 <p>The paper deals with some specific features of dialogism in the book Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future by the Belarusian Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich. As the title implies the article investigates typology of the dialogue in the text which is based on the Bakhtin’s analysis of the concept of the dialogue and polyphony. The article describes some principles of dialogism in relation to the composition of the text.</p> Вероника Штранц-Никитина Copyright (c) 2020 Вероника Штранц-Никитина https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27142 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Russian Expression не судьба and Its Polish Equivalents https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27143 <p>The subject of the article is a comparative analysis of the Russian expression не судьба кому-л. and its Polish equivalents. In the ethno-cultural aspect, it describes one of the Russian key ideas – the concept of SUD’BA. The special status of the discussed unit is evidenced by: the synthetic form and the inability to express its content in the same simple way in another language, the non-assertive type of meaning and informality. The analysis of lexicographic and corpus sources shows that the closest synonyms of the Russian predicate are Polish sentence phrases, coś nie było sądzone komuś and taki los that shows semantic and pragmatic differences. The devaluation of the importance of the Russian unit observed in recent uses consists in changing the attitude of regret towards unfavourable events into a sense of relief and its relation to “light” and ordinary events. This meaning corresponds to Polish – taka już czyjaś uroda.</p> Mirosława Hordy Copyright (c) 2020 Mirosława Hordy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27143 Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Social and Educational Functions of [Literary] Narratives https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27144 <p>The study deals with social and educational functions of (literary) narratives – both oral and written – in everyday life of a socially grounded individual. Narratives (or stories told or read) play an essential role in building and strengthening social bonds within a community (by spending time together, informing its members of preferred social values and behaviour patterns, etc.) The author sustains that narratives circulating within a particular community (or ethnic group, nation) should be viewed and analyzed from the perspective of cultural anthropology.</p> <p>As an educational tool, stories are utilized not only in families and schools, but also in penitentiary and correctional institutions or in public reading courses.</p> <p>The author also pays attention to particular structural components of “captivating” narratives (such as novelty, surprise, cognitive and/or emotional relevance to the reader, etc.) and so-called narrative universals – themes, types of characters, plots and settings that are common to all cultures worldwide (such as romantic love, human desires and needs, sacrifice, etc.).</p> Pavol Štubňa Copyright (c) 2020 Pavol Štubňa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27144 Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Traps of [Lacking]Memory. Representations of the GULag in the 21st Century Culture: Literature, Film, and Art https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27162 <p>The subject of the article is the review of the book “Inwiefern ist das heute inter-essant?” Erinnerungen an den stalinistischen Gulag im 21. Jahrhundert by the German literary scholar Nina Friess (2016), which is dealing with the contemporary Russian memory of the Gulag. The goal is to show how the author interprets and contextualizes memory practices in today’s Russia and which texts are crucial for her as manifestations of these remembering strategies (and forgetting as well). Reading this book allows to form the thesis that the extreme experience of the Soviet camps is still a controversial issue in the Russian culture and that the memory of it is full of gaps and empty spaces, even though at the same time this subject increasinly finds its way into popular cultural (graphic novels and crime thrillers).</p> Anna Artwińska Copyright (c) 2020 Anna Artwińska https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27162 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:17:57 +0000 The Survival Force of Literature https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27163 <p>The following review article brings a presentation of the published in 2018 encyclopaedia of Czech literary samizdat. The analysed publication consists of two parts – a comprehensive introduction discussing the question of independent literary culture in Czechoslovakia under communist regime pressure and an entry section with more than 300 entries about Czech independent self-publishing activities. The presentation of the following book provokes the need to re-examine the phenomenon of Czech samizdat, reflecting on its chronological framework, definition, meaning and role in creating and keeping alive an independent culture in the era of domination of the communist regime (1948–1989).</p> Urszula Kowalska-Nadolna Copyright (c) 2020 Urszula Kowalska-Nadolna https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27163 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:32:30 +0000 A Citizen of Two National Cultures https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27164 <p>Emil Korytko, a Polish student in Lwów (Galicia, Austrian partition), was arrested on accusations of activity in a Polish independence movement organisation. After over two years long investigation and imprisonment, he was exiled to Ljubljana (Laibach), the capital of Carniola. While living in exile, he collected and studied Slovene folk poetry and the customs of Carniola, thus becoming a pioneer of Slovenian ethnology and at the same time one of the most influential activists of Slovenian national awakening. In Slovenia he is known better than in his native country. In November 2013, the University in Ljubljana (Faculty of Philosophy) organized, in cooperation with the Embassy of Poland in Slovenia, a symposium dedicated to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth, including an exhibition about his life and career, held in the National and the University Library of Slovenia. In June 2019 this exhibition, supplemented by several documents, was held in the Slovenian Parliament as a celebration of the 180th anniversary of Korytko’s death. The bilingual book presented here reflects these cultural celebrations and the current state of knowledge about Polish-Slovenian ethnographer, philologist, poet, and translator.</p> Zdzisław Darasz Copyright (c) 2020 Zdzisław Darasz https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27164 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:43:56 +0000 The Dynamic of the Present Day in the Lexicon Mirror https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27165 <p>This review is a short presentation and an analysis of the book Динамика и иновации в лексикалната система на българския език, published in 2019 in Plovdiv. The book consists of nine parts, each dealing with a different type of linguistic processes (archaisation, terminologisation and determinologisation, lexicalisation, univerbation, neologisation, internationalisation) occurring in the lexical system of contemporary Bulgarian. Linguistic changes in the lexical sphere are presented in the context of dynamic changes in the methods of communication, determined by non-linguistic reality. The monograph deals with new vocabulary, from the end of the 20th century to the present day. It contains a synthetic review of certain positions within the scope of the discussed linguistic processes. An effort was also made to organise the terminology used in Bulgarian linguistic studies. The advantage of the monograph resides in the original propositions for the interpretation of individual phenomena and the author’s own propositions for definitions. What makes the publication particularly interesting is the presentation of an experimental study in the field of examining language competence and language memory of those Bulgarian language users who represent the generation of today’s students.</p> Natalia Długosz Copyright (c) 2020 Natalia Długosz https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27165 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:53:56 +0000 The Journal “Novorečje” in the Context of Serbian and Polish Studies of Neologisms https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27166 <p>The paper presents the activity of a new Serbian journal “Novorečje” dedicated exclusively to neologisms in language. Analyses disseminated in this periodical are discussed in the context of the approaches to new vocabulary elaborated in the framework of Serbian linguistics. Parallels and divergences with respect to Polish linguistic tradition are also presented. Finally, the paper tries to summarise main research tendencies represented by the authors publishing in the journal “Novorečje”: analyses of new feminatives, discussions on derivative mechanisms, neosemantisms, semantic drives, phraseological innovations, lexemes denoting new phenomena, as well as methodological problems.</p> Piotr Mirocha Copyright (c) 2020 Piotr Mirocha https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/pss/article/view/27166 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000