Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918
Published: July 2019© 2018
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 856 Pages
Dimensions: 7.00 x 10.00
856 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 x 1.90 in
Being Poland offers a unique analysis of the cultural developments that took place in Poland after World War One, a period marked by Poland’s return to independence. Conceived to address the lack of critical scholarship on Poland’s cultural restoration, Being Poland illuminates the continuities, paradoxes, and contradictions of Poland’s modern and contemporary cultural practices, and challenges the narrative typically prescribed to Polish literature and film.
Reflecting the radical changes, rifts, and restorations that swept through Poland in this period, Polish literature and film reveal a multitude of perspectives. Addressing romantic perceptions of the Polish immigrant, the politics of post-war cinema, poetry, and mass media, Being Poland is a comprehensive reference work written with the intention of exposing an international audience to the explosion of Polish literature and film that emerged in the twentieth century.
4. Genres and Their Discontents
5. Postwar and Post-1989 Drama
9. Literary Theory
11. Popular Culture
12. Mass Media
"Although designed to cater to the needs of students of Polish studies and literature, this volume will also be of great use to all scholars interested in central and eastern European history, culture, and literature, and indeed to the general public."Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad, Research Council of Norway, H-Net Reviews (H-Poland)
"In 2006, several scholars decided to do something about the lack of a comprehensive, up-to-date, research-based work dealing with Polish literature and culture. It took over a decade to complete this ambitious project of delivering a new and updated history of this vast subject for a non-Polish speaking audience…the result of the combined efforts of sixty scholars from both sides of the Atlantic is both impressive and voluminous."Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad, Research Council of Norway, H-Net, HABSBURG
Best Edited Multi-Author Scholarly Volume awarded by AATSEEL