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

Uilleam Blacker

Uilleam Blacker is a postdoctoral research associate in Polish studies on the Memory at War project, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge. He defended his PhD on representations of space in contemporary Ukrainian literature in 2011 at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. His current research focuses on the interrelation between literature, memory and cityscapes in Eastern Europe, with a focus on the contemporary memory of vanished pre-war urban communities. Uilleam has published articles and reviews on contemporary Ukrainian and Russian literature. As part of the Memory at War project he is also working on a co-authored book on memory of the Katyn massacre. He has also translated several contemporary Ukrainian authors/