Two researchers form the JU Faculty of Polish Studies, Prof. Magdalena Popiel and Prof. Tomasz Bilczewski, in collaboration with Prof. Stanley Bill from the University of Cambridge, have written a new book on the history of Polish literature. The book, featuring an essay by Booker Prize winner Jennifer Croft and an afterword by distinguished historian Prof. Norman Davies, was published by the Jagiellonian University Press.
Światowa historia literatury polskiej. Interpretacje [World history of Polish literature. Interpretations] is a comprehensive look at Polish literature in periods, from the Middle Ages to contemporary history. It comprises more than 30 analyses written by specialists in the area of comparative studies and Polish literature and culture from around the world. Esteemed researchers with multilingual and multicultural experiences have used modern critical tools to analyse well-established literary works. The authors have focused particularly on the practice, theory and history of translation, providing a substantial glossary of over 150 terms explaining the historical and literary context of the discussed works.
The participants of the project include: Emiliano Ranocchi (Udine), Andrea Ceccherelli (Bologna), Charles Zaremba (Marseille), Luigi Marinelli (Rome), Bożena Shallcross (Chicago), Rolf Fieguth (Freiburg), François Rosset (Lausanne), Kris Van Heuckelom (Leuven), Brigita Speičytė (Vilnius), Henryk Siewierski (Brasília), Michał Mrugalski (Berlin), Tokimasa Sekiguchi (Tokyo), Monika Woźniak (Rome), Jens Herlth (Freiburg), Katia Vandenborre (Brussels), Ariko Kato (Nagoya), Michał Paweł Markowski (Chicago), Ursula Phillips (London), Stanley Bill (Cambridge), Bożena Karwowska (Vancouver), Maria Delaperrière (Paris), Knut Andreas Grimstad (Oslo), Tomas Venclova (New Haven), Leonard Neuger (Stockholm), Wiktor Jaźniewicz (Minsk), Joanna Niżyńska (Bloomington), Tamara Trojanowska (Toronto), Giovanna Tomassucci (Pisa), Irina Adelgejm (Moscow), Wu Lan (Beijing), Clare Cavanagh (Evanston).
The book will be published in English in 2021.