UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Escaping from this small place… Women, Writing and the Past (on Wioletta Greg, translation and Poland)

02 February 2017, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Swallowing Mercury…

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Room 347, UCL SSEES 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Seminar and book launch

We will be discussing Wioletta Greg’s latest book, Swallowing Mercury (January 2017), in the contexts of nostalgia and melancholy as well as women’s writing, Polish new literature and living in London.

Speaker: Wioletta Greg, presenting her new book, Swallowing Mercury (2017)

Discussants: Ka Bradley (editor of Swallowing Mercury), Eliza Marciniak (Translator of Swallowing Mercury) Dr. Urszula Chowaniec, Dr. Ursula Phillips

Wioletta Greg is a poet and writer, born in South Poland. In 2006 she left her country and moved to the UK, where she currently resides in London.
She has published the following books in English: Smena's Memory(2011), Finite Formulae and Theories of Chance(2014), Swallowing Mercury(2017).

Eliza Marciniak is an editor and translator.

Ka Bradley is an editor at Granta Books and Portobello Books.

Urszula Chowaniec is a researcher in literary and cultural studies, Senior Teaching Fellow in Polish Language at UCL SSEES.

Ursula Phillips is a researcher in Polish literature and translator. Affiliated to UCL SSEES.

The following books written, edited and analysed by Dr. Urszula Chowaniec will be discussed and available for the audience:





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