Bellona, Klio, Kamena… Literatura wobec wojen (Jacek Wójcicki)
This edition constitutes a post-conference book, based on the materials from the session Bellona, Clio, Camenae… Literature and wars, which was attended by over thirty speakers: historians and literature scholars from different educational institutions from across the country. A wide panorama of literary phenomena, both Polish and international, was presented, ranging from the Medieval period up until contemporary times. Co-authors of the volume explore the works by revered writers of different eras, such as Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Samuel ‘ze Skrzypny’ Twardowski, Wespazjan Kochowski, Franciszek Salezy Jezierski, Cyprian Godebski, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Bolesław Prus, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Leo Tolstoy, Stefan Żeromski, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, and Zofia Kossak. They also discuss texts by authors-amateurs, mainly journals documenting military happenings, written as those were taking place, as well as memoirs, created at a temporal distance from the events they depicted. Some interesting examples of military events being reflected in anonymous art (as presented in this edition, whole or through substantial excerpts) include Balkan folk songs from the time of the Turkish wars, or Jewish commemorative elegies for victims of the pogroms. The volume also contains, apart from articles on occasional poetry, essays on selected topics in legal literature, technical military literature, historiography and journalism. The series also presents editions of a diary from the time of the first Dymitriad, of a speech given at an anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, and of an open letter from a circle of the Great Emigration.