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The latest issues of "Letonica" are published (#51 and #52)

The two latest thematic issues of the interdisciplinary academic journal "Letonica" of the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia (ILFA) – no. 51 and 52 – in English with a common theme "Shifting Literary Culture since Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era: the Baltic Paradigm".

The issues of the journal are devoted to the process of literature, music, theatre, opera, ballet and cinema in stagnation (1964–1985) – an era with its own unique rules and place in the history of the Soviet period – and present new research on Baltic literature and book publishing in an internationally recognised and cited interdisciplinary scientific journal, promoting discussion among scholars and professionals on the topics covered in the articles. The issues of the journal continue to explore the most significant events and the most prominent personalities of Baltic literature and book studies, to deepen knowledge of the activities and contacts of Baltic writers and cultural figures during the Soviet occupation, and to stimulate the interest of literary and other research professionals of different generations in unexplored or lesser-known aspects of Baltic literature and book studies.

The thematic issues bring together 20 scholarly publications and editorials by guest editors Eva Eglāja-Kristsone and Jānis Ogas. In total, 8 Lithuanian, 2 Estonian and 14 Latvian researchers from 11 institutions are represented in the journal: Aušra Jurgutienė, Gintarė Bernotienė, Donata Mitaitė, Akvilė Rėklaitytė, Aušra Martišiūtė-Linartienė, Solveiga Daugirdaitė, Saulius Vasiliauskas and Viktorija Jonkutė (Lithuanian Institute of Literature and Folklore), Heili Einasto and Johanna Ross (Tallinn University), Māra Grudule, Benedikts Kalnačs and Edīte Tišheizere (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, Latvia), Dāvis Eņģelis (Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music / ILFA, Latvia), Sigita Kušnere (Faculty of Humanities, University of Latvia), Sandra Cīrule (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia), Zanda Gūtmane and Sigita Ignatjeva (University of Liepaja), Deniss Hanovs (Art Academy of Latvia), Stella Pelše (Art History Institute, Art Academy of Latvia), Mārtiņš Mintaurs (National Library of Latvia) and Kaspars Zalāns (University of Greifswald).

Literary editors are Patrick Burr and Dace Strelēvica-Ošiņa. Design by Tatjana Raičiņeca.

The journal's issues are published with the support of the University of Latvia and the State Culture Capital Foundation.

Letonica has been published since 1998 and publishes articles in the humanities and social sciences that are original, previously unpublished research and based on scholarly research. The journal is indexed in the Scopus, ERIH PLUS and EBSCO databases. Issues of the journal are available in printed and electronic formats:

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