The Polish Review

Editor: Halina Filipowicz


Current Volume: 68 (2023)
Quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter)
ISSN: 0032-2970
eISSN: 2330-0841


The Polish Review, a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly quarterly devoted to Polish topics, is the official journal of The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America

Launched in 1956, The Polish Review has established itself as one of the most distinguished journals in the various fields of Polish studies, a publication that encourages lively scholarly exchange and cutting-edge innovation. The Review authors have included Stanisław Barańczak, Rachel Feldhay Brenner, Zbigniew Brzeziński, Anna Cienciała, Anna Frajlich, Irena Grudzińska-Gross, Oskar Halecki, Roman Koropeckyj, Czesław Miłosz, and Antony Polonsky, among others.

The Review publishes research articles on Polish history, literature, art, architecture, sociology, political science, and other related topics, along with review essays, book reviews, and annotated translations of documents and literary works.

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Editor in Chief

Halina Filipowicz

University of Wisconsin-Madison

202 Marinette Trail

Madison, WI  53705, USA

Senior Associate Editor
James S. Pula
Purdue University

Associate Editor
Joanna Trzeciak Huss
Kent State University

Associate Editor
Gerard T. Kapolka
Independent Scholar

Book Review Editors
Kathleen Cioffi 
Independent Scholar

Michał Wilczewski
Northwestern University

Book Review Editor - Poland
Christopher Garbowski
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

Editorial Board

  • Anna Adamska, University of Utrecht
  • J. Marek Haltof, Northern Michigan University
  • Beth Holmgren, Duke University
  • Andrzej Karcz, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Roman Koropeckyj, UCLA
  • Rafał Kuś, Jagiellonian University
  • Ryszard Nycz, Jagiellonian University
  • Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Jagiellonian University
  • Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
  • Bożena Shallcross, University of Chicago
  • Marta Skwara, University of Szczecin
  • Adam Walaszek, Jagiellonian University
  • Theodore Weeks, Southern Illinois University
  • Piotr Wróbel, University of Toronto
  • Katarzyna Zechenter, University College London
  • Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan

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The Polish Review

HOW TO SUBMIT ARTICLES: Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word via e-mail attachment to the Editor, Halina Filipowicz, at The length of each submission should be 6,000 to 10,000 words plus notes, tables, etc. Each manuscript should include an abstract of approximately 250 words. Manuscripts are evaluated in a double-blind peer-review process on the basis of their originality, the scope of research, and the clarity of the thesis, presentation, and conclusions.

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Please remember that we are a peer-reviewed journal.  At times, this can slow down the “decision making” process, as we must hear back from our experts in the field before we can advise the author of acceptance, rejection, or acceptance upon revision of his or her article.  Not only is peer review an important aspect of academic integrity in publishing, but it is also a sine qua non for a multi-disciplinary journal such as ours.

All our texts are printed in English. Unfortunately, we are not in the position to pay authors for their work; we do not translate in-house, and we are unable to subside translation costs.  All costs of translation into English are borne by the author.

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Featured Articles

Concatenations: On the Works of Olga Tokarczuk
Przemysław Czapliński and Bartosz Woźniak

Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk: The “Tender Narrator” and the Perils of Myth
Jarosław Anders

The American Polonia through the Eyes of Hieronim Derdowski: A Study Based on the Wiarus Weekly Magazine, 1886–1902
Karolina Kierlańczyk

Intermediality and the Staging of History in Stanisław Wyspiański’s The Wedding (1901) and Andrzej Wajda’s Film Adaptation (1973)
Masha Shpolberg

Rachel Auerbach's Literary Ghetto Journal
Anita Jarczok

In the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Motifs of Exodus and Moses’ Leadership in the Wartime Writings of Kalonimus Kalman Shapiro, the Piaseczner Rebbe
Marta Dudzik-Rudkowska

Representing the Warsaw Ghetto in Polish Literature
Sławomir Buryła; Jerzy Giebułtowski

Memory and Reflection: Czesław Miłosz as a Witness to the Holocaust (in Light of Previously Unknown Documents)
Marek Bernacki; Jack J. B. Hutchens

When Poetry Is Not Enough: The Politics of Memory in Czesław Miłosz's Prologue
Halina Filipowicz

Stanisław Lem in the Twenty-First Century
Special Issue (Edited by Joanna Trzeciak Huss)

Stanisław Lem: Traumatized Prophet of Posthumanism
Paweł Majewski

Two Faces of Mars: The Red Planet in Stanisław Lem's The Man from Mars and “Ananke” in Light of Contemporary Scientific Pursuits and Martian Fiction
Szymon Kukulak

An Odyssey without Homecoming: Space and Myth in Stanisław Lem's Return from the Stars
Alfred Gall