Polish Language Approval Plan

 

SELECTION PROFILE:

Highly selective (the best) works from the following categories:

  1. Bibliographies, reference works;
  2. Works dealing with theory, methodology, organization and history of a topic;
  3. Primary source materials;
  4. Fundamental and comprehensive research.

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  1. Any publication from the Catholic University of Lublin.
  2. Translations into Polish.
  3. Music scores.
  4. Reprints.
  5. Maps.
  6. Journals, supplements to journals and yearbooks.
    Exception :  best and most important statistical yearbooks.
  7. Popular and non-scholarly materials.

 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

Polish literature (PG7001 - PG7154):

Major classical literary works, including important critical editions and major works by established contemporary writers.

Polish history (DK401 - DK440):

Major works on history from the 15th century onward; early modern Gdansk/Danzig and Krakow between the 14th and 17th centuries; Czech, German, and Polish Silesia from the 15th century onward. Only the most scholarly materials on World War II.

Polish social and political thought:

Major works on Polish social history, 1815-1939, including working class formation, industrialization, development of popular religions and national working class movements. Focus on 1980 onward, with emphasis on emergence of civil society, post-communist state construction, political party systems in post-communist states, transition from communism to post-communism.

Polish-Soviet relations:

Political, economic and military, both before and after World War II. Emphasize relations between the communist parties, and Polish-Soviet relations in the 1980s.

Polish-German relations after 1945.

Polish-German relations with East and West Germany after 1949.

Polish Labor Movement, including Anti-Labor Movement.

Polish international political economy: Emphasis on foreign aid, trade, investment, the post-World War II (1945- ) period.

Polish intellectual history (1500 to present):

Emphasis on the 19th and early 20th centuries, on nationalism and Marxism.

Catholic theology/philosophy.

Protestant and Catholic theology during the Reformation period -- late 15th through early 18th centuries.

Economics (Post-World War I).

Judaica:  15th century onward.

Politics (Post-World War I).

Prussia (early modern period).

Polish art, with emphasis on the 15th through 18th centuries.

Polish cultural history, including theater and music:

Major works only.

Ethnic minority relations.

Gender studies.

Note:  Where a choice of editions is an option, the English language edition is preferred.

Exception: Polish literature.

PLAN ADMINISTRATOR:

David Jenkins
123D Hesburgh Library
(574) 631-9036
Jenkins.31@nd.edu