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

Knut Andreas Grimstad

Knut Andreas Grimstad is an associate professor of Polish at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo. He has published on Russian as well as on Polish literature and culture. He is the author of Styling Russia: Multiculture in the Prose of Nikolai Leskov (2007), and the coeditor (with Ursula Phillips) of Gender and Sexuality in Ethical Context: Ten Essays on Polish Prose (2005). At present he is working on a monograph on Witold Gombrowicz, whose plays he has also translated into Norwegian. Among Grimstad’s main interests are popular culture and Jewish-Polish relations in independent Poland from 1918 to the present day. Relevant publications include “The Rhetoric of Absence: Representing Jewishness in Post-Totalitarian Poland,” in: Contesting Europe’s Rim: Cultural Identities in Public Discourse (Bristol, 2010); “Polsko-żydowskie gry kabaretowe, czyli Juliana Tuwima próba akulturacji”, in: Polonistyka bez granic. Wiedza o literaturze i kulturze (Cracow, 2010); and “Transcending the East-West? The Jewish Part in Polish Cabaret in the Interwar-Period”, in: Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 7 (Ruprecht, 2008).