Freedom and independence – two values that have been deeply ingrained within both Polish and American identities – are the prevailing theme of the Fall 2019 special issue of “Czas Kultury” (2019, no. 3). Thanks to the kindness of the journal editors, this issue allowed us to showcase the Fulbright Program to a wider audience through academic, artistic and literary works of our grantees.
The issue’s cover story takes the form of a comparative perspective prepared by Fulbright grantees from both sides of the Atlantic (Michał Buchowski, Sandra Hanson & Steven A. Tuch, Hanna Mamzer, Dominic Pacyga, Molly O’Neal, Megan Roy Will, Marek Wasilewski). Lydia Conklin, Karolina Kubik, Endi Poskowic and Cecilia Woloch shared their literary and visual works. Franciszek Lyra, the first Polish alumnus of the Program, discusses the beginnings of the Polish-U.S. educational cooperation. There are also a number of texts on Olga Tokarczuk – Polish writer and the winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature – including an interview with Jennifer Croft, Tokarczuk’s translator into English, who is also a Fulbright alumna, as well as texts written by W. J. Burszta and K. Hoffmann.
This special issue was prepared in both Polish and English language versions, with English version available through Open Access.