Encounters with Polish Literature 20: Aleksander Wat with Michał Paweł Markowski (UIC)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Michał Paweł Markowski (University of Illinois at Chicago and Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Jagiellonian University in Kraków), prolific literary theorist and critic, is my guest on the latest episode of "Encounters with Polish Literature" for a discussion of the avantgarde poetry of Aleksander Wat (1900-67) and his critique of Stalinist language in his monumental memoir, My Century, which was edited from tape recorded conversations with Czesław Miłosz.

Encounters with Polish Literature: Reportage part 1--Kapuściński, Szejnert, Grzebałkowska

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Reportage, longform jounalism, or creative non-fiction is the most productive genre in contemporary Polish literature, and it is on the agenda in the latest episode of "Encounters with Polish Literature."

Encounters with Polish Literature: Stanisław Lem

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Happy 100th birthday to Polish science fiction and philosophical novelist,
Stanisław Lem!

Join me for a discussion of a few of Lem's works with Bożena Shallcross (U
of Chicago) on the eighth episode of "Encounters with Polish Literature."
We look at his memoir of childhood, "Highcastle," his early realist novel
about the fate of a psychiatric hospital in Poland shortly after the
outbreak of WWII, "Hospital of the Transfiguration," and his sci-fi
masterpiece, "Solaris."

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