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Thursday, 26 October 2023 (17:15-18:15 BST)

Josef Butler (King’s College London): Frozen in Aspic? Continuities and ruptures in identity between the Polish community in wartime and post-war Britain and the longue durée of Polish history and culture

Thursday, 7 December 2023 (17:15-18:15 GMT)

Madeleine Pulman-Jones (Columbia University): Polish literary culture in Tel Aviv between 1968 and 2006

Thursday, 26 January 2024 (Time TBC)

Daryna Slipchuk (Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine): Bohdan Zaleski’s Ukrainian Myth: History and Identity

Thursday, 29 February 2024 (Time TBC)

Julia Kulon (University of Chicago): Multiple Acts of the “I” in Wojciech Fangor’s Keep the State’s Secret: Self-Portraiture, Self-Performativity, and Self-Documentation in Polish Socialist Realism

Marta Zboralska (University of Oxford): Art After Witold Gombrowicz

Thursday, 29 March 2024 (Time TBC)

Aritra Banerjee (University of Burdwan): Understanding ‘‘The horror’’ of Russification: Imagining Poland in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Izabela Sobczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań): Anglo-American Modernism in Contemporary Polish Women’s Writing. Ewa Kuryluk’s Case

Thursday, 26 April 2024 (Time TBC)

Przemysław Górecki (University of Warsaw): Masculinities in Polish contemporary fiction

Anna Wiśniewska-Grabarczyk (University of Łódź): Nihil novi sub sole? Some remarks on censorship in communist and contemporary Poland

Thursday, 30 May 2024 (Time TBC)

Jordan Lian (University of Cambridge): Niżyńska the Interlocutor of Polish Ballet in Nazi Germany

Thursday, 27 June 2024 (Time TBC)

Jess Jensen Mitchell (Harvard University): “Music Was Made For the Homeless:” Representations of Upper Silesia in Nostalgic Literature of the Transition-Era

Jannick Piskorski (University of Hamburg): Poland A and B in Postcolonial Theory and Polish Music

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