“International Journal of Slavic Studies Transgressive, Pragmatic and Speculative Horizons of Popular Literature and Culture”

 „International Journal of Slavic Studies Transgressive, Pragmatic and Speculative Horizons of Popular Literature and Culture” is a yearbook published by Institute of Polish Philology at the Faculty of Humanities of University of Zielona Góra. It is broad in scope, specialist and interdisciplinary scientific journal appearing in electronic version, in open access, under license (CC BY 3.0 PL.). It is a journal that focuses researchers of literature and popular culture of Slavic countries, journal that is also the extension and continuation of publishing series titled “Fantasticality and Wonder” published at Zielona Góra University in 2009 – 2014 and “Mythologization of culture” issued in 2013 – 2016.

Research objectives and thematic scope of the Journal

The main research area indicating the direction of publication in the journal is literature and popular culture of Slavic countries: their distinctiveness and distinguishing individual traits, that result from the features of language, folklore, cultural tradition, history and politics. Due to the very specificity of research area in global dimension and its social and political conditions, the journal assumes publishing policy based on a few research areas which are aimed to be presented in its articles.

The first research area concerns the very specificity of Slavic literature and popular culture, their connections with native tradition, literature and high artistic culture, with linguistic and historical conditioning, and interactions into which they enter together with their own world counterparts. In this space we invite to cooperation literary scholars, cultural experts, folklorists, philosophers, historians, political scientists, and also linguists, scholars of religion, theologians and all those scholars whose research has an essential contribution to scientific description of Slavic literature and popular culture.

The second area concerns mechanisms of transgression that are present in Slavic literature and popular culture and their multidimensionality and multifacetedness which are the result of inclusion of elements coming from other scientific and cultural spaces. Here, we invite to cooperation all those representatives of scientific branches and disciplines who will be indicating mutual relations, their consequences and intra-textual and beyond-textual, literary, linguistic, cultural and social functions.

The third research area is pragmatic character of presence of literary and popular culture texts in social space, their influence on the shaping of attitudes, opinions or creation of social stereotypes.

The fourth research area concerns all speculative aspects that are present in texts of literature and popular culture, both, in futurological and alternative dimension, as well as in moral one, in all those branches of humanities in which authors produce artistic creations realizing speculative functions at the same time.

In this way, our journal is planned to create the space for gaining knowledge on literature and popular culture in Slavic countries, but it is also directed to enable presentation of articles that do not only indicate their specificity, but also mechanism that situates them in contemporary, complicated world, what makes them not only an issue of free time, but also an important aspect of contemporary civilization.

Editorial Team


dr hab. Bogdan Trocha,  Professor of University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Deputy Editor-In-Chief

Prof. Deǰan Aǰdačić, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Srbiǰa

Doc. Tetâna Hajder, Kiïvsʹkij nacìonalʹnij unìversitet ìmenì Tarasa Ševčenka, Kiïv, Ukraïna

Dr hab. Roman Sapeńko, Professor of University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Technical Editor

Waldemar Gruszczyński, MA, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Statistical Editor

Waldemar Gruszczyński, MA, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Scientific Council (Editorial Board)

Prof.  Sofìâ  Fìlonenko, Berdânsʹkij deržavnij pedagogìčnij unìversitet, Ukraïna

Prof. Elena Kovtun, Moskovskij universitet im. Lomonosova, Rossiâ

Prof. Hanna Kislicina, Minsk, Belarusʹ Centr issledovanij belorusskoj kulʹtury, âzyka i literatury NAN Belarusi

Prof. Izolda Kiec, University of the Arts in Poznań, Poland

Prof. Larisa Fialkova, University of Haifa, Izrael

Prof. Jakub Z. Lichański, Warsaw University, Poland

Prof. Marta Součkova, Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, Slovensko

Prof. Biljana Rajchinova-Nikolova,  Univerzitet “sv. Kiril I Metodiĵ” vo Skopĵe, Makedoniǰa

Prof. Stilyan Stoyanov, Ûgozapaden universitet „Neofit Rilski”, Sofiâ, Bʺlgariâ

Prof. Kornelija Kuvač-Levačić, Sveučilište u Zadru, Hrvatska,

Prof. Olena Ìvanovsʹka, Kiïvsʹkij nacìonalʹnij unìversitet ìmenì Tarasa Ševčenka, Kiïv, Ukraïna

Language Editors 

West Slavic languages

Ph. Dr Miron Pukan,   Prešovská univerzita v Prešove,  Slovakia

East Slavic languages

Doc. Natalia Demianenko,  Kiïvsʹkij nacìonalʹnij unìversitet ìmenì Tarasa Ševčenka, Kiïv, Ukraïna

k.f.n., doc. Svetlana Yevgen’yevna Rodionova, Bashkirskiy gosudarstvennyy universitet, g.Ufa, Rossiya

South Slavic languages

Jovan Jovanović, Beograd 

English language

Dr Paulina Kłos-Czerwińska

French language

Dr Joanna Guerin

Editorial Secretaries

Dr Magdalena Jurewicz-Nowak, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Oleksandra Ìvančik, MA, Centr movnoï pìdgotovki Akademìï SB,  Kiïv, Ukraïna

National Sections Editorial Secretaries

Ana Vulelija,  Hrvatska

Radomir Popovski,  Makedoniǰa

Anna Vasilʹevna Grasʹko, Rossiâ

Stanka Sivčová, Slovensko

Olesâ Stužuk,  Ukraïna

Alla Vasilʹevna Bradihina, Belarus


Editorial Office implemented COPE instructions bearing in mind the exclusion of texts which do not obey the ethical rules of publication. The rules come down to:

  1. Plagiarism and auto plagiarism
  2. False data about authors, concerning the use of formulas of guest authorship and ghost writing
  3. Falsification of data
  4. The lack of consent regarding the amount of work of coauthors
  5. Unethical relations of author with reviewer (kinship or vocational dependency)
  6. Appropriation of the authors’ or reviewers’ ideas

The choice of reviewers and their substantive competence as well as the sole reviewing and editorial procedure aim at not only elimination of unethical practices that may appear in texts, but also are planned to help in the diagnosis of mistakes appearing in COPE directive and to indicate mechanisms of their solutions. The final decision about the effects of these actions concerning the texts is made by Editorial Office supported by COPE directive.

Open Access Policy

The Journal is published on the basis of non-exclusive license of Creative Commons (CC BY-3.0 PL) and distributed in electronic version of Open Access through: http://slavpoplitletters.pl. The journal does not charge any fees to authors for making publications available. The Journal allows for reading, downloading, copying, distributing, printing, browsing and linking to full content of articles. The access to all texts published in “International Journal of Slavic Studies Transgressive, Pragmatic and Speculative Horizons of Popular Literature and Culture” is free. Published articles may be printed or translated as a whole only with consent of the authors. The reprint of the whole translations and texts from other publishing houses needs the prior agreement of the author and the publisher of original publication. The use of short fragments of authors’ publications, translations and reprinted texts does not need the prior agreement of Editorial Board, author or original publishers of a given text.

The only requirement of Editorial Board of “International Journal of Slavic Studies Transgressive, Pragmatic and Speculative Horizons of Popular Literature and Culture” in scope of the holistic or partial reprint and translation of texts published here is the indication of the source of publication or its fragment.

The Review Process

The introductory assessment of article belongs to Editorial Office. It analyzes the agreement with the subject of the volume and the rules of edition of articles accessible on the internet page of the Journal. If the introducing assessment of the subject and editorial correctness appear positive, Editorial Office sends the text to independent publishing review made by two specialists in a given branch, in the form that guarantees anonymity. Proposed articles should not be previously published and should obey the standards indicated in SCOPE. Decision in each individual case belongs to Editorial Office. To make article accepted, it needs two positive external reviews. In the case of one negative review, decision about possible publication or the indication of the third reviewer, belongs to Editorial Office. The review needs written form (see: the review form) and contains unequivocal conclusion about the admission for publication of the studies and dissertations or about their rejection. The scientific editor of a given volume and authors of articles get the content of the review into inspection to make correction of the article possible.

Among criteria taken into account in the case of review are:

  1. The relation between title and content
  2. The linguistic and stylistic transparency that guarantees communicativeness
  3. The research context and realized methodology
  4. The level of scientific character of the discourse
  5. The source documentation and the state of research

The reviewing procedure is in agreement with the recommendations of Ministry of Science and Higher Education presented in the Message of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated 4th September of 2012 regarding criteria and the mode of assessment of scientific journals.


prof.   Alla  Gennadʹevna Šešken, Moskovskij gosudarstvennyj universitet imeni M.V. Lomonosova Û.V. – Uralʹskij, Rossiâ

prof.  Ûliâ Vladimirovna Matveeva,  Uralʹskij federalʹnyj universitet imeni pervogo Prezidenta Rossii B.N. Elʹcina, Rossiâ

prof.  Dmitrij Vladimirovič Haritonov,  Čelâbinskij gosudarstvennyj universitet imeni I.N. Ulʹânova, Rossiâ

dr  Artëm Aleksandrovič Zubov. – Moskovskij gosudarstvennyj universitet imeni M.V. Lomonosova, Rossiâ

prof.  Valerij Vladimirovič Prozorov  ,  Saratovskij gosudarstvennyj universitet imeni N.G. Černyševskogo, Rossiâ

doc. Irina Korotkevič, Belorusskij gosudarstvennyj universitet, Minsk, Belarusʹ

dr Sofʹâ Mihajlovna Tyčino, Belorusskij gosudarstvennyj universitet kulʹtury i iskusstv, Belarusʹ

prof. Anžela Nikolaevna Melʹnikova, «Gomelʹskij gosudarstvennyj universitet imeni F. Skoriny, Belarusʹ

doc. Natalìâ Saltovsʹka,  Kiïvsʹkij nacìonalʹnij unìversitet ìmenì Tarasa Ševčenka, Kiïv, Ukraïna

dr Igorʹ Savčuk ,  Nacìonalʹna akademìâ mistectv Ukraïni, Kiïv, Ukraïna

prof. Olena Polischuk,  Žitomirsʹkij deržavnij unìversitet ìmenì Ìvana Franka,  Žitomir, Ukraïna

prof. Natalìâ Žukova, Nacìonalʹnij tehnìčnij unìversitet Ukraïni „Kiïvsʹkij polìtehnìčnij ìnstitut ìmenì Ìgorâ Sìkorsʹkogo, Kiïv, Ukraïna

prof. Mykola Brovko,  Nacìonalʹna muzična akademìâ Ukraïni ìmenì P. Čajkovsʹkogo, Kiïv, Ukraïna

doc. Oksana Palij, Kiïvsʹkij nacìonalʹnij unìversitet ìmenì Tarasa Ševčenka, Kiïv, Ukraïna

doc. Sergej Legeza, Dnìprovsʹkij nacìonalʹnij unìversitet ìmenì Olesâ Gončara, Dnìpro, Ukraïna

dr Tijana Tropin, Institut za književnost i umetnost, Beograd, Srbiĵa

dr Divna Vuksanović,  Fakultet dramskih umetnosti, Beograd, Srbiĵa

prof. Loreta Georgievska-Jakovleva, Univerzitet „Sv. Kiril i Metodij“, Skopje, Makedoniĵa

prof. Mišel Pavlovski, Univerzitet „Sv. Kiril i Metodij“,  Skopje, Makedoniĵa

prof. Svetlana Vasileva – Karagyozova,  The University of Kansas (USA) 

prof. Nadieżda Stojanowa, Ûgozapaden universitet „Neofit Rilski”, Sofiâ, Bʺlgariâ

prof. Antonija Zaradiju Kiš, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Zagreb, Croatia

prof. Vanda Babić, Odjel za kroatistiku Sveučilišta u Zadru, Croatia

dr hab. Monika Brzostowicz-Klajn, prof. Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza, Polska

dr hab. Konrad Dominas, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Polska

dr hab. Mariusz Kraska,  prof. Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, Polska

dr hab. Adam Mazurkiewicz, prof. Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, Polska

dr hab. Anna Gemra, prof. Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Polska

dr hab. Dariusz Brzostek, prof. Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Polska

dr Jakub Jankowski, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Polska

dr hab. Wojciech Charchalis, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Polska

dr Elzbieta Sanojca,  Université Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne, France

dr hab. Franciszek Pilarczyk, prof. Akademii im. Jakuba z Paradyża, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Polska

dr hab. Magdalena Hawrysz, prof. Uniwersytetu Zielonogórskiego, Polska

Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship Policy

Proposed texts are covered by Editorial Office verification which excludes the practice of introduction of ghostwriting mechanisms (the lack of indication of the participation of somebody else in the creation of the text) and guest authorship mechanisms (ascribing the participation of somebody else to the creation of the text while it was insignificant or it took no place) according to the recommendations included in (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices) and described by Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org).

The authors of the publication are obligated to the indication of the contribution of each of them to the creation of the publication.

Editorial Office will inform the home research units of the authors about all detected cases of breaking the rules of scientific reliability, their texts will be archived and documented.