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Translating Zuzanna Ginczanka with Alex Braslavsky and Dr Kasia Szymańska | Lecture

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The Polish Studies Working Group (Oxford)


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The Polish Studies Working Group (Oxford) invites you to join us for our next online event on May 15, 4:00-5:30 BST.  

We will have the pleasure of hosting Alex Braslavsky (Harvard University), the translator of the first selected volume in English of Zuzanna Ginczanka’s poetry, who will be in conversation with Dr Kasia Szymańska (University of Manchester). Alex Braslavsky will be reading from and discussing her recently published On Centaurs & Other Poems (World Poetry Books) in the broader context of Ginczanka’s life and oeuvre. 

Zuzanna Ginczanka (1917-1944) was a Polish-Ukrainian-Jewish poet. Her only poetry collection O centaurach [On Centaurs] was released in 1936 and celebrated in Polish literary and cultural circles as one of the most original poetic voices of the time. You can find some of her poetry in Alex Braslavsky’s translation here

The discussion will be followed by Q&A. All welcome – please register here.

The deadline to register is midday, May 15. Teams invitations will be sent after the deadline has passed.

More information about the event and the speakers can be found here.

For any queries, please contact Ola Sidorkiewicz ( 

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Ola Sidorkiewicz
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