Monthly Publications Update, September 2022, PSA/H-Poland Member Submissions

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(5 entries:  books, chapters in edited volume)




1. Matthias Cichon, Anne Kluger, Martin Koschny, Heidi Hein-Kircher, eds., Den Slawen auf der Spur. Festschrift für Eduard Mühle zum 65. Geburtstag. Marburg: Herder-Institut, 2022.


2. Ewa Stańczyk, Comics and Nation: Power, Pop Culture, and Political Transformation in Poland. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2022.

Keywords: comics, Poland, national culture, transnational influence, discourses of nation, political transition

Abstract: Comics and Nation offers a fresh perspective on the role of popular culture in the one-hundred-year history of the Polish state, from its foundation in 1918 to the present. Drawing on dozens of press articles, interviews, and readers' letters, Ewa Stańczyk discusses how journalists, artists, and audiences used comics to probe the boundaries of national culture and scrutinize the established notions of Polishness. Critical moments of Poland's political transformation—the establishment of the interwar Polish Republic, the Cold War, the liberalization of the 1970s, the 1989 democratic transition, the turn to memory politics in the 2000s—have all been reflected in the history of Polish comics. Stańczyk offers new insights into how the production of homegrown comics and the influx of foreign works enabled commentators to express their fears, hopes, and disillusionment with political, economic, and cultural changes in Poland and beyond. At its core, Comics and Nation rethinks the impact of popular culture and transnational exchange on Polish nation building, citizenship formation, and the legitimation of power.



Chapters in Edited Volumes:


3.  Heidi Hein-Kircher, “Making the Nation Mobile: Securitization as a  Driving Force for Political Mobilization of National Movements,” in  Historicizing the Mobility/Security Nexus, ed. by Heidi Hein-Kircher  and Werner Distler. New York and London: Routledge, 2023, 99-119.

4.  Heidi Hein-Kircher and Eszter Gantner, „Erbe, Kulturerbe, Heritage,“ in  Handbuch Historische Authentizität, ed. by Martin Sabrow and Achim Saupe. Göttingen: Wallstein 2022, 127-136.

5.  Heidi Hein-Kircher and Christoph Schutte, „Von der Zeitschrift für Ostforschung zur  Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung / Journal of East Central European Studies – eine programmatische Titeldebatte,“ in Den Slawen auf der Spur. Festschrift für Eduard Mühle zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. by Matthias Cichon et al. Marburg: Herder-Institut, 2022, 249-268.