Śląskie Studia Polonistyczne, 2014, nr 1/2, s. 219-228
The review is an evaluation of a post-conference tome Nowy regionalizm w badaniach
literackich. Badawczy rekonesans i zarys perspektyw, edited by Małgorzata Mikołajczak
and Elżbieta Rybicka. The author focuses on theoretical propositions included in the
book, situating them in the context of a topographical shift and a revival of interest in
regional literature, which cannot be reduced to notions of “small homeland” or “spice
literature”. She discusses strategies and interpretations presented in the articles, chiefly
devoted to literature on cross-border areas: Western Lands, Podlasie, and Upper Silesia.
In the review, the author agrees with the point on the importance of discovering
non-canonical literature and the potential of critical “peripheral” writing, but doubts are
also expressed, since the status of the new regionalism is in itself problematic.