ER(R)GO. Teoria–Literatura–Kultura

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ER(R)GO is a Polish learned journal dedicated to problems of literary and cultural theory. Inspired by the intellectual achievement of the interdisciplinary seminar group functioning at the University of Silesia in Katowice under the same name, it fosters theoretical reflection upon essential problems of culture and the human within it.

The Profile

Errgo is a periodical focusing primarily upon the reflection upon the products of contemporary culture, including popular culture, with particular emphasis on critcal theory and related problems. The areas of central importance to the journal include the analysis of phenomena impacting the shape and functioning of culture, the study of literary works, film, works of fine art and other products of culture, the insights into literary and cultural processes and factors conditioning their development, analyses of context determining such processes, as well as reflection upon the methodology of literary and cultural studies, analyses of tendencies manifest in the culture of today and their intellectual foundations, transformations of theoretical and methodological paradigms, studies in ethical and axiological frames within which literary and cultural currents and phenomena related thereto are located, literary-theoretical and culture studies oriented syntheses, as well as studies focusing upon the mutual relations between literature and philosophy as well as other disciplines within humanities and beyond. While Er(r)go puts particular emphasis on literary theoretical investigations, the important focus of the journal is upon the perceptions of the literary texts in relation to con/texts and pancultural processes. The mission of the journal is to bridge the areas traditionally covered by literary-critical and literary-theoretical periodicals and those profiled towards culture studies, and thereby to open a wide space of dialog in which these two broad disciplines can meet. The overall tenor of the journal should be described as interdisciplinary.

The Readership

Representatives of academic humanities, arts and letters: academics, researchers, Ph.D. candidates, students, and - above all - specialists in literary and cultural theory, comparative studies, sociology, anthropology and philosophy (especially those focusing upon its affinities with other disciplines within literary studies, social sciences and humanites), and a wide group of researchers involved in interdisciplinary studies, as well as non-academic readers to whom matters discussed on the pages of Er(r)go are of importance.


The main sections of the journal are: "Studies and Essays" - dedicated to problems specified above and "Translations," usually containing one or more texts written originally in a language other than Polish and made available to the Polish academic audience in translation. These two central sections featuring in each issue are then supplemented by optional sections, constructed dynamically to reflect the characted of a particular, thematicall oriented, issue. These supplementary sections are: "Commentaries and debates," containing discussions and texts polemically responding to stances presented by other authors within or outside the issue, as well as "Reviews" and critical "Notes on books."


Wojciech Kalaga

Editorial Board

Deputy Editors-in-Chief: Paweł Jędrzejko and Marzena Kubisz
Board Secretary: Marcin Mazurek
Editors: Tomasz Kalaga, Jacek Mydla
Board Cooperators: Anna Kisiel, Michał Kisiel, Ewa Wylężek

E(r)rgo Academic Board

Fernando Andacht (Ottawa)
Zygmunt Bauman (Leeds)
Ian Buchanan (Cardiff)
Jean-Claude Dupas (Lille)
Piotr Fast (Katowice)
Alicja Helman (Kraków)
Ryszard Nycz (Kraków)
Libor Martinek (Opava-Wrocław)
Floyd Merrell (Purdue)
Edward Możejko (Edmonton)
Leonard Neuger (Stockholm)
Tadeusz Rachwał (Warszawa)
Erhard Reckwitz (Duisburg-Essen)
Katarzyna Rosner (Warszawa)
Horst Ruthof (Murdoch)
Tadeusz Sławek (Katowice)
Andrzej Szahaj (Toruń)
Lech Witkowski (Toruń)
Anna Zeidler-Janiszewska (Łódź)

Er(r)go Peer-Referees (2015-2016)

prof. dr hab. Wojciech Bałus (UJ)
prof. zw. dr hab. Anna Grzegorczyk (UAM)
prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Klimowicz (UWr)
prof. dr hab. Wiesław Krajka (UMCS)
prof. dr hab. Eugeniusz Wilk (UJ)
prof. dr hab. Alicja Wołodźko-Butkiewicz (UW)
dr hab. Monika Bakke (UAM)
dr hab. Anna Branach-Kallas (UMK)
dr hab. Anna Car (UJ)
dr hab. Ilona Dobosiewicz, prof. UO (UO)
dr hab. Dorota Filipczak, prof. UŁ (UŁ)
dr hab. Paweł Frelik (UMCS)
dr hab. Katarzyna Jastrzębska (UJ)
dr hab. Monika Jaworska-Witkowska, prof. KPSW (KPSW)
dr hab. Grzegorz Maziarczyk (KUL)
dr hab. Tomasz Sikora (UP Kraków)
dr hab. Paweł Stachura (UAM)
dr hab. Marcin Trzęsiok, prof. AM (AM Katowice)

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