Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Some Polish-American and Slavic Journals

PAHA Members and friends are typically familiar with the Association's own journal, The Polish American Studies, edited by James Pula, and with the Polish Review of the sister organization, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences.  The Slavic Review is also widely recognized.  Below is a sampling of notable periodicals, print and online, that publish material about Polonia.

The SARMATIAN REVIEW ON POLISH & POLISH AMERICAN AFFAIRS

Sarmatian Review is an academic tri-quarterly on Polish and Polish American affairs. It is available by subscription (Harvard and Stanford subscribe to it). Its website is hosted by Rice University (www.ruf.rice.edu/~sarmatia). Back issues are free of charge and are available at the above address. Last year’s issues include a seminal article on the tradition of Polish Republicanism by Krzysztof Koehler (UKST, Poland), an analysis of Polish political strategies by Gen. Walter Jajko (IWP, Washington, DC), a bold analysis of Czeslaw Milosz’s and Tadeusz Gajcy’s poetry by Brigitte Gautier (University of Lille, France), and a splendid prose translation of Adam Mickiewicz’s Pan Tadeusz (in installments) by Christopher Zakrzewski (Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Canada). There are also book reviews in each issue, as well as a unique SR Data section. SR was conceived by a group of American Polish scholars who noted a remarkable absence of Polish points of view in American scholarly periodicals. SR is aware of the requirements of scholarly objectivity, but the choice of topics and epistemological assumptions of writers defy these requirements. SR is a periodical for people who desire serious discussion of Polish affairs and are willing to make an effort to participate in it. If you like SR, please click “Like” on our FB page (Sarmatian Review - Polish Institute of Houston). Thanks!

COSMOPOLITAN REVIEW: A TRANSATLANTIC REVIEW OF THINGS POLISH, IN ENGLISH

 A transatlantic quarterly for people who like to read, write and think about Poland… in English. CR covers a broad range of topics: books, art, theatre, films, education, media, and contemporary life, as well as style in all forms - including architecture, fashion and food. Commentary, whether expressed in op-ed, interviews or conversations, communicates ideas among Poles and non-Poles alike, bridging expats in Poland with the Polish diaspora worldwide and the growing number of Poles in the “Heart of Europe” who enjoy reading in English. CR provides a home for readers and writers to share views, often leavened with a touch of humor, about the many challenges and joys of being Polish: the language, the names, the tough 20th century, the best poetry and the bravest men and women in the world, the North American passion for folk dancing, the faith and the irreverence, music both classical and jazz, and just plain tenacity. More information: www.cosmopolitanreview.com

SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN FOLKLORE ASSOCIATION & THE FOLKLORICA JOURNAL

 The Slavic and East European Folklore Association is devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European Folklore. SEEFA promotes instruction and research in Slavic and East European folklore, organizes panels on the subject at national and international conferences, encourages the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and fosters exchanges. The Association’s journal is Folklorica and is available by subscriptions (3 years) and digital archives. More information: www.seefa.org 

AATSEEL AND SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL

 The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures. AATSEEL holds an annual conference in January of each year; its publications include the Slavic and East European Journal (four times a year) and the AATSEEL Newsletter (four times a year). www.aatseel.org

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