Explorations is a double-blind peer-refereed open-access online journal published by University of Opole, Poland. It provides a forum that invites a wide range of original articles dealing with all aspects of the English language, English language literatures, and their teaching in tertiary academic contexts. It is thus dedicated to promoting exchange of ideas among English department teachers, scholars and researchers worldwide.
The journal is divided into two sections: linguistic and literary. For the language section, we welcome contributions with a theoretical, empirical or applied focus employing a wide variety of approaches and methodologies. We invite articles which in exploring language and language pedagogy go beyond the formal and cognitivist paradigms, and are inspired by socially informed theories of language. We also welcome papers dealing with theoretical and applied translation studies. In the literature section we are interested in maintaining a broad debate on problems of the Western humanities in the last three centuries and welcome contributions that provide innovative interpretations and revaluations of what has been happening in culture and literature since the beginning of the XVIII century and up to the present moment.
The journal places a high premium on readability and wants to focus on discussions of issues that prove to be influential in English studies and operative in contemporary culture. It aims at including a wide spectrum of disciplinary, cultural and theoretical perspectives, and encourages their plurivocal developments. In addition to original articles, we will publish reviews of current publications in the field of the English language, English language literatures, and their teaching in academic contexts.
All journal content appears on the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Zohreh Eslami (Texas A&M University at Qatar, QATAR)
Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski (University of Łódź, POLAND)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, USA)
Tatiana Larina (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, RUSSIA)
Robert Lew (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, POLAND)
Andrzej Łyda (University of Silesia, POLAND)
Jan Majer (University of Łódź, POLAND)
Gianluca Pontrandolfo (University of Trieste, ITALY)
Piotr Ruszkiewicz (Pedagogical University of Cracow, POLAND)
Gunter Senft (GMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS)
Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM)
Elaine Vine (Victoria University of Wellington, NEW ZEALAND)
Robert Faggen (Clermont McKenna College, USA)
Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak (University of Wrocław, POLAND)
Aleksandra Kędzierska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, POLAND)
Anne Luyat (University of Avignon, FRANCE)
Justin Quinn (Charles University in Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC)
Tadeusz Sławek (University of Silesia, POLAND)
Marek Wilczyński (University of Gdańsk, POLAND)
Sarah Wood (University of Kent, UNITED KINGDOM)