Priest Jan Kudera; localism; press history in Silesia
Bibliotheca Nostra. Śląski Kwartalnik Naukowy, 2015, nr 1, s. 94-104
Father Jan Kudera, together with Father Emil Szramek and Konstanty Prus, belonged to
the fi rst generation of researchers of the Silesian literary regionalism. The interests of parson
from Brzezinka can be divided into four areas: biographies of famous Silesians; the history of
the local parishes; the history and functions of religious songs and the history of the regional
press. The purpose of the article is to discuss the reviews concerning the Silesian magazines.
The author analyzed the book Polish Journalism in Silesia, recognized by researchers of
Silesian issues as a pioneering work in this area. Analyzing this work, the author focuses
on the circumstances of its creation and the contents and the methods of presentation of
the discussed issues. The article also reviews other texts of Father J. Kudera concerning the
regional press published in „Odra Voices”.