13 March 2019, 6pm
16 Taviton Street
London WC1H 0BW
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