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Urszula Chowaniec

Urszula Chowaniec, MA, MA, Ph.D. 

Monika Leszczewicz

Urszula Chowaniec (photo by Monika Leszczewicz, 2014)

A founder and leader of eMigrating Ladscapes Project.

Specialist in Polish literature and language.

She is an Assistant Professor at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University, Poland where she runs the project on Polish Women’s Writing and Notion of Displacement (funded by National Centre for Science), as a result of which she will publish a book on displacement and melancholy in contemporary Polish writing (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2015)

She is currently holding the post of Polish Language and Culture Senior Teacher Fellow at University College London School of Slavonic and east European Studies, where she leads the series of seminars and cultural platform of eMigrating Landscapes: the literary and artistic representation of emigration (www.emigratinglanscapes.org).

She has published a lot on women’s writing, literary theory and literary and cultural history (such as edited volumes, e.g. (2012) Women’s  Voices and Feminism in Polish Cultural History ed. Urszula Chowaniec, Ursula Philips. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; (2012)Philosophy and Literature: Transformation and Generation in Gender and Post-dependency Discourse, a special issue of ARGUMENT: Biannual Philosophical Journal(2012, vol. 2, no. 1) accessible online: http://www.argument-journal.eu/current-issue?lang=en; (2010) Mapping Experience in Polish and Russian Women’s Writing, ed. Urszula Chowaniec, et.al Newscastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; articles, e.g. (2013) (E)Mingration and Displacement: Melancholy as a Subversive Gesture in Prose by Women in: Literature in Transformation, red. Ursula Phillips, Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2013, ss. 93-113. See the project website: www.emigratinglandscapes.org . She run the blog Cudzoziemki: Women’s Writing Poland (http://cudzoziemki.weebly.com/)

Contact: u.chowaniec@ucl.ac.uk, u.chowaniec@gmail.com

Migrating Poetic Cooperations

On the 7th of February eMigrating Landscapes Project hosted Grzegorz Wróblewski and Friends (Marcus Slease, Adam Zdrodowski and Piotr Gwiazda). The discussion focused on the recent poetry book by Grzegorz on migration, displacement and the experience of being a foreigner – Kopenhaga (translated by Piotr Gwiazda).

It was a final seminar of the 8 seminars planned for the first series of eML seminars run from march 2013 to February 2014. It was an amazing year with a lot of discussions, enthusiasm and energy from all engaged in eML Project. We wish to thank everybody, all the participants, fantastic writers and poets, academics, translators for being there for us. Most of all, we thank all the participants and funs for joining us with this adventure!

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On Saturday, 8 February, 2014, we celebrated the year of discussion the “migrating landscapes” at Rix Mix within Steven Fowler project (Wrogowie/Enemies), where 6 pairs of Polish and British poets read their collaborative work. Have a look at the video report at You Tube:

Amy Cutler & Ula Chowaniec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6LdC442EKk
Angus Sinclair & Laura Elliott http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrH3G34BQ_M
Francesca Listette & Joanna Rzadowska http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZukpdL6Cxk0
Philip Terry & Adam Zdrodowski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHzymaGAgPQ
Marcus Slease & Grzegorz Wroblewski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yuRzUnOYXk
Photos at Steven’s account on twitter – https://twitter.com/stevenjfowler

eMigrating Landscapes presents In Search of Public Space with Joanna Rajkowska