The History and Literature of Central and Eastern European CountriesVol. 2 No. 2 (2023)
The historical part of the second issue reflect on the topics of creating and merging state organisms after World War I shown as an economic problem. In the case of each Central or Eastern European country, there were major changes from the pre-war period in terms of how the economies operated. This was true for the revived, newly formed states, as well as for the pre-existing ones that underwent regime changes and significant territorial alterations. Changes in economic structures, supply chains, customs borders, tax and currency regimes created a completely new situation in the region.
The literary section of the second issue offers a presentation of the most interesting literary phenomena between the two World Wars. In Polish literature, the works of Bruno Schulz and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz seem particularly interesting. Regarding the prose, poetry and drama of the various countries of Central and Eastern Europe, we are particularly interested in learning about topics involving the following issues, for example: social justice in literature, the image of social revolution.
However, we would not want to limit the literary scope of the issue to these topics, but we are open to learning more about other currents or problems present in your country’s inter-war literature.
The End of the Great War and the New Shape of the RegionVol. 1 No. 1 (2023)
In the historical part of the premiere issue, we discuss topics related to the emergence of nation states after the First World War. We are interested in showing the divergence of interests and problem areas in the relations of the then emerging Central and Eastern European states from the perspective of each of the partners.
The literary section presents texts on the image of the formation of national consciousness in the prose, poetry and drama of the different countries of Central and Eastern Europe before World War I.
In addition, as a consequence of the sense of belonging to a particular nation stimulated by literature, it is also interesting to note reflections of the border conflicts mentioned in the historical section of the issue as presented in the prose, poetry or drama of the country, to describe any lost identity/gained nationality associated with the new borders, on top of migrations or resettlements.