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Poetry and Poetics Workshop: “On Pasternak and Photography,” Michael Kunichika (NYU), May 26

  • May 26 | Michael Kunichika | Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University
    on Pasternak and photography

Note special date: Wednesday, May 26, Rosenwald 405 (1101 E. 58th Street), 4:30 PM

For more information, please visit the Poetry and Poetics Workshop’s blog:

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“A Poet in Transition,” Joanna Kurowska (UChicago), February 25

Joanna Kurowska
(Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures)

“A Poet In Transition”

Bilingual poet Joanna Kurowska will read her Polish and English poems and talk about the challenges of writing poetry in a second language.

Thursday, February 25th, 5:00 pm

The Franke Institute for the Humanities
(1100 E. 57th Street, in the Regenstein Library)

Reception to Follow

This event is brought to you by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and the Program on Poetry and Poetics. For more information about this event please contact or 773-702-0875. Persons with a disability who believe they need assistance are requested to call 773-702-8274 in advance.

Joanna Kurowska is a bilingual poet. She immigrated to the US from Poland over twenty-one years ago. Currently, she writes poetry exclusively in English. Her English poems have appeared in/ Christianity and Literature/,/ Concise Delight/, /International Poetry Review/, /Oklahoma Review/, /The Penwood Review/; and are forthcoming in /The New York Quarterly, /and /Vineyards./ With regards to her Polish phase, Joanna has published two books of poetry in Poland, /S’ciana/ (?The Wall,? Wydawnictwo Dolnos’la;skie, Wroc?aw 1997) and /Obok/ (?Near,? Oficyna Literacka, Kraków 1999). Her Polish poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including /Kultura/ in Paris, /Temat/, /Przegla;d// Powszechny/, and/ Fraza/ (fortcoming). Finally, her own translations of her Polish poems have appeared in /Concise Delight/, /International Poetry Review, /and /The Penwood Review/. More are forthcoming in /Bateau Journal /and/ Strong Verse/. Joanna Kurowska has taught at the University of Chicago since 1997; and, in the summer, at Indiana University since 1995.

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Poetry & Poetics Workshop: “Pindaric Temporality in German and Russian Romanticism,” November 23

On Monday, November 23, please join the Poetry & Poetics Workshop for:

Boris Maslov , Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature

who will present for discussion a paper titled:

“Pindaric Temporality in German and Russian Romanticism”

4:30 PM, Rosenwald Hall (1101 E. 58th St.) Room 405

Light refreshments will be provided.

The paper, to be read in advance, may be downloaded from the Poetry & Poetics website:

For more information, please contact Joel Calahan at calahan [at]

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New Course (Winter 2010): “Staging Feelings: Russian Lyrical Poetry in the first half of the 19th Century,” Daria Khitrova

PLEASE NOTE: The days and time for this class have been changed to Mon-Wed from 1:30 to 2:50pm.


Daria Khitrova:

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