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.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Dirk Uffelmann

Dirk Uffelmann is Professor and Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Passau, Germany. In 2005 he gained his Habilitation degree from the University of Bremen, Germany. He is the author of over 75 academic articles in English, German, Polish and Russian, covering topics of British, Czech, German, Kazakh, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian Studies; 40 review articles; and translations from Russian and Polish into German (5 books, 92 articles); complete publication list online:

His most recent publications include the article (2010) – with Joanna Rostek: “Can the Polish Migrant Speak? The Representation of ‘Subaltern’ Polish Migrants in Film, Literature and Music from Britain and Poland”, in Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in British Literature, Film and Culture, ed. Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker and Sissy Helff (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 138). Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 311–334. His most recent monograph is Der erniedrigte Christus – Metaphern und Metonymien in der russischen Kultur und Literatur (Bausteine zur Slavischen Philologie und Kulturgeschichte. Reihe A: Slavistische Forschungen 62). Cologne: Böhlau-Verlag, 2010, xi + 1046 pp.