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

Robert Kulpa

Robert Kulpa ( is completing his Ph.D. research in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He is interested in queer studies, “post-communist transformations” in the context of post-colonialism, non-normative identities and nationalism. His publications include articles in books: 21st Century Handbook of Political Science (Sage 2010), Sage Encyclopaedia of Gender and Society (Sage 2009), and The EU and Central & Eastern Europe: Successes and Failures in Europeanisation in Politics and Society (Ibidem 2009). He is a Guest Editor of the “Queer Studies: Methodological Approaches” Special Issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Science (2008 and 2009) and an editor of the online journal Sextures ( Together with Joanna Mizielińska, he is co-editor of “De-Centring Western Sexualities: Central and East European Perspectives” (Ashgate: 2011).