Founded In    2003
Published   annually
Affiliated Organization   Polish Association for American Studies
Editorial Board

Managing Editor: Marek Paryz

Editorial Board: Zofia Kolbuszewska, Zuzanna Ladyga, Pawel Stachura, Patrycja Antoszek, Karolina Krasucka

Advisory Committee: Andrzej Dakowski, Joanna Durczak, Jerzy Kutnik, Zbigniew Mazur, Zbigniew Lewicki, Elzbieta Oleksy, Agata Preis-Smith, Agnieszka Salska, Piotr Skurowski, Tadeusz Slawek

Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policies

Articles should not exceed 5,000 words, and reviews of current publications 3,000 words.

Please follow the MLA bibliographical convention

Please submit printouts and texts on diskettes in Microsoft Word to:

Marek Paryz
American Literature Department
University of Warsaw
ul. Nowy Swiat 4
00-497 Warszawa, Poland

Deadline for each year’s submissions is open.
Authors of accepted papers will be notified of the publication date.


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Polish Journal for American Studies

Thanks to the generous support of the Polish-American Fulbright Committee, Polish Association for American Studies is pleased to announce that starting with the year 2003 Polish Journal for American Studies will be published as an annual academic periodical devoted to various aspects of American civilization and culture. Each issue will include articles and reviews of publications in the fields of American Studies and American literature.


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January 2004, 1

Selection of Polish research in American literature and American studies from 2004. This was the first issue of the journal.

Emily Dickinson as a Regionalist: New England and Other Angles of Vision

Analysis of regional themes, intertexts from popular poetry, and Dickinson's representation of locality, region, and identity.

West of Everything? The Frontiers and Borderlands of Critical Discourse

Reappropriation of the frontier as the an appropriate spatial metaphor for critical discourse.

Van Cow: Nature, Horticulture, and the American Apples

Analysis of H.D. Thoreau's "Wild Apples" and the mythic pomonal imagery in American literature.

Wallace Stevens's Harmonium: Songs of Fancy and Imagination

Metaphor and Symbolism in Edwige Danticat's The Farming of Bones

Analysis of the historical novel about the Haitian Massacre in 1937.

The Dead Father, As I Lay Dying, and the Intertextual Dialogue between Modernism and Postmodernism

Barthelme's The Dead Father as a collage based on Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.

The Patterns of Self-Mirroring in Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance

Theatrical imagery in Hawthorne's romance.

Narrative Functions of Medical Discourse in Edgar Allan Poe's "Berenice"

Interpretation of medical discourse incorporated in Poe's tale.

Louisa May Alcott's Femmes Fatales: A Critique of Patriarchal Hypocrisy in Sentimental American Society

Analysis of Alcott's thrillers as a deception strategy of coping with patriarchal society.

From the Music of Poetry to the Music of the Spheres: The Musical-Logocentric Vision in T.S. Eliot and Stephane Mallarme

Musical imagery in criticism and poetry by Eliot and Mallarme.

Henry James's "The Real Thing" and the Triumph of Simulacra

Analysis of James's story in terms of Deleuze's Logic of Sense.

The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year as Louise Erdrich's Self-Portrait

Analysis of Erdrich's novel as autobiography.

"Patterns of silver and bronze" - An Intertextual Matrix of Imagist Poems

Photography and cinema as influence on modernist poetry.

The Writing of Melancholia in Edgar Allan Poe and Antoni Malczewski

Comparison of Poe and Malczewski as representatives of Black Romanticism.

The Roswell Myth in the FBI Files: Aliens, UFO's, and the Cold War

American UFO craze in 1950s, discussed on previously unpublished source material.

Affirmative Action and Modern Utopian Egalitarianism

Affirmative action discussed in terms of utopian thought.

Other Issues

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Polish Journal for American Studies 4 2010, 4
Polish Journal for American Studies 3 2009, 3
January 2008, 2
Polish Journal for American Studies, Volume 8 2014, Volume 8
Polish Journal for American Studies 5 2011, 5
2012, 6