Closure of Conference project. Post-Conference Plans

Many many thanks to everyone who participated in the conference, to all those who presented papers, read their poetry or translations, contributed to discussions or just came to listen.

This blog will remain open as a record of the conference proceedings and will continue to include the programme, the abstracts of the presentations and the short biographies of the participants.

We have removed the conference papers from this site because we intend to include revised versions in a post-conference book. This book will not be a representation of the conference proceedings as such, however, but a volume of articles roughly reflecting the structure of the conference. The book will be edited by Ursula Philips, supported by a team of advisers (Urszula Chowaniec, Knut Andreas Grimstad, Kris Van Heuckelom and Elwira Grossman). It is expected that the volume will appear in 2013.

Should anyone wish to contact the authors of papers or read the original papers, please contact the conference organizer.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mapping Experience in Polish and Russian Women's Writing

'Mapping Experience in Polish and Russian Women s Writing is undoubtedly a breakthrough in feminist reflection. The book concentrates on problems considered from an innovative angle. ... The book searches for the cultural, historical, political and poetic differences and similarities between the two Slavic countries and at the same time it does not confine itself to mere enumeration, rather it tends to expand its feminist comparative aspects with western feminist scholarship.' --Professor Krystyna Klosinska, University of Silesia

'For readers generally familiar with East European cultures, this book offers fascinating new insights into the complex narrative of Polish and Russian women s writing. For someone less knowledgeable with the culture of this part of the world, these essays provide a compelling introduction to important aspects of Polish and Russian literature through a gendered perspective.' --Elena Sokol, Professor Emerita, Russian Studies, The College of Wooster, Ohio, U.S.A.
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