Reading Room

Welcome to our reading room! We will publish here interesting reading material from reviews and interviews to seminar papers and any other thought-provoking texts to keep ourselves - and hopefully others as well - updated on what we have been up to and what is new and interesting at the moment.

Take a look at our recently published book

Mapping Experience in Polish and Russian Women’s Writing
Editor: Marja Rytkönen, Kirsi Kurkijärvi,
Urszula Chowaniec and Ursula Phillips
Date Of Publication: Nov 2010
Read the description and reviews of the book here.

Read part of Urszula Chowaniec’s article on Displacement, Emigration and Travelling in Contemporary Polish Literature and Ula’s interview with contemporary Polish writer Izabela Filipiak that also discusses the question of emigration.

Older Publications

Masquerade and Femininity:
Essays on Russian and Polish Women Writers

Editors: Urszula Chowaniec, Ursula Phillips and Marja Rytkönen
Date of Publication: 2008-03-01

Masquerade and Femininity: Essays on Russian and Polish Women Writers introduces the reader to the diversity of women’s writing in Poland and Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries in the light of the notion of masquerade. Masquerade and Femininity brings together East European literary studies and gender studies, offering a comparative perspective on literature, literary theory and cultural phenomena in Poland and Russia, and featuring a range of both eastern European and western scholars. In its pages, the reader is invited to move beyond Russian literature and language into a dialogic approach between Slavic literatures.

Click here to see reviews and more about the publication and its writers.
Click here to see the table of contents of the book.