Being Poland - book launch

A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918

 

13 March 2019, 6pm

SSEES

16 Taviton Street

London WC1H 0BW

FREE

A book launch of Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918: Prof. Joanna Nizynska (U. of Indiana) and Prof. Artur Grabowski (Jagiellonian U) in discussion with Dr. Katarzyna Zechenter (UCL SSEES)

 a unique analysis of the cultural developments that took place in Poland after World War One

addresses the lack of critical scholarship on Poland’s cultural restoration after 1918

illuminates the continuities, paradoxes, and contradictions of Poland’s modern and contemporary cultural practices, and challenges the narrative typically prescribed to Polish literature and film.

Reflecting the radical changes, rifts, and restorations that swept through Poland in this period, Polish literature and film reveal a multitude of perspectives. Addressing romantic perceptions of the Polish immigrant, the politics of post-war cinema, poetry, and mass media, Being Poland is a comprehensive reference work written with the intention of exposing an international audience to the explosion of Polish literature and film that emerged in the twentieth century.

Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918: Edited by Tamara Trojanowska, Joanna Niżyńska, and Przemysław Czapliński, with the assistance of Agnieszka Polakowska, University of Toronto Press, 2018.

A SSEES Central European Seminar Series supported by The Book Institute (Poland) and Polish Cultural Institute London

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