UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Encounters with Polish Literature with Dr Katarzyna Zechenter

26 April 2023

Polish Cultural Institute New York

Dr Katarzyna Zechenter, Associate Professor in Polish Studies appeared as a guest speaker on the Encounters with Polish Literature video series, in the episode 'Nowa Fala”—The New Wave in Polish Poetry. The series is created by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and is for anyone interested in literature and the culture of books and reading. 

The episode offers an outline of the period and explores some of the major poets of the era, focusing on Stanisław Barańczak, Ryszard Krynicki, Ewa Lipska, Adam Zagajewski, mentioning some others along the way, such as Julian Kornhauser, Bronisław Maj, and others. Dr Zechenter offers some personal reflections on literary life during this period when she was a student, and reads one of her own recent poems.

You can watch the recording below via YouTube:

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