Belarusian literature in Poland after 1989. About the necessity of developing a literature database Cover Image

Literatura białoruska w Polsce po roku 1989. O potrzebie tworzenia bazy literackiej
Belarusian literature in Poland after 1989. About the necessity of developing a literature database

Author(s): Grażyna Charytoniuk-Michiej
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Library and Information Science, Studies of Literature, Belarussian Literature
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: bibliography; literature database; Belarusian literature in Poland; scientific descriptions; translation

Summary/Abstract: Speaking about Belarusian literature in Poland we focus on fiction, its translation into Polish and the study of literature. The existence of the Belarusian literature in Poland in the post-war period is indicated by the following bibliographies: a bibliography of translations for the period 1945–1994 (G. Charytoniuk, Literatura białoruska w Polsce. Bibliografia przekładów za lata 1945–1994, Białystok 1996) and a subject bibliography for the period 1945–1998 (G. Charytoniuk, Polskie białorutenika literackie. Bibliografia przedmiotowa 1945–1998, Białystok 1998). The new political, economical and social conditions in Poland after 1989 have had an influence on the situation of the Belarusian literature. In addition to the existing departments some new university departments and scientific branches have been organized. Their aim is to realize new scientific projects connected with the Belarusian literature in Poland and Belarus. A lot of nongovernment organizations (funds, partnerships, associations) have been organized not only in Bialystok region, but also in the other parts of the country. A new publishing market has been established which has focused on the modern literature of Central and Eastern Europe including Belarusian literature. The Internet also plays an important role in popularization of the Belarusian literature. That literature has been included in the database of the National library (Przewodnik Bibliograficzny, Bibliografia Zawartości Czasopism), regional libraries (Bibliografia województwa podlaskiego) and the digital library (Polska Bibliografia Literacka). The information is searched by institutional scientific depositories and digital libraries. The considerable part of the information has not been registered in the bibliographic database. In this situation it is necessary to develop an integral literature bibliographic database of the Belarusian literature in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 108-129
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish