Call for Papers for 1/2024
- discusses the history and literature of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe,
- shows the point of view of researchers from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Ukraine, Greece and Hungary,
- is addressed to an international audience,
- combines academic research with the mission of spreading knowledge about the region,
- print version ⇢ in English,
- electronic version ⇢ in English and in the native languages of the authors.
The year 2024 marks the 35th anniversary of the Autumn of Nations. The political transformation that followed was the result of a confluence of social expectations and changes in the international situation. It was preceded by social uprisings that had occurred in various countries of the region in the years following the rise to power of communist forces. For several decades, triggered by various direct causes, they marked the societies of Central and Eastern Europe with sacrifices and consolidated the quest for freedom. This phenomenon has spread to the countries of the trilateral area, but not to all of them. The Greek case shows its peculiarities, which are also due to its different position in relation to the Iron Curtain. In all cases, on the other hand, we were dealing with successive waves of emigration, which organised their lives abroad without ceasing to comment on domestic reality and literary creation.
For the historical section of the journal, weare therefore looking for texts that depict the revolts, speeches and uprisings that shook Central and Eastern European societies in the 20th century. We encourage you to provide an analysis addressing the proposed issues:
- Which of the social speeches proved to be the most important for the formation of the identity of contemporary society?
- What were the immediate causes of the greatest social upheaval?
- Was the community that organised the resistance able to continue after it was suppressed?
- What measures did the government take to quell social discontent?
- Did those who emigrated as a result of the suppression of the protests have an impact on the domestic situation?
In the literary section of the journal, we would like to ask for characteristics of dissident literature in each country. Both individual profiles and portraits of creative groups remaining in opposition to the communist authorities will be of interest. Information on the ways in which life and creative activity were obstructed by the authorities at the time should also be included. We encourage you to provide an analysis addressing the proposed issues:
- How was resistance to the formal guidelines imposed by the authorities expressed in literary works?
- What was the significance of the image of a region liberated from Moscow’s curatorship in literary and journalistic works?
- What forms of harassment did the authorities use most frequently against rebellious writers in a given country?
- In the new conditions after 1989, did opposition writers find their professional footing?
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Language of the article: native for the author. Translation into English will be provided by the Editors
Deadline for submission of abstracts (up to 500 words): 15.01.2024
Deadline for submission of articles: 15.02.2024
Deadline for publication: March 2024
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