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Alessandro Ajres

Alessandro Ajres

University of Turin, Italy

Alessandro Ajres is contract-professor at the University of Turin, in Italy. He recently published a scientific work on Gustaw Herling-Grudziński's tales and a critic paper about the presence of myth in Wisława Szymborska's poetry (in the frame of the PRIN project developed by four Italian Universities). He lives now in Katowice (Poland) for a NAWA project about Polish hip-hop.

The presence of the Great Mother in Polish women's contemporary literature (and beyond)

Andrea F. De Carlo

Andrea F. De Carlo

Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Andrea F. De Carlo teaches Polish Language and Literature at “L’Orientale” University of Naples and at University of Bari “Aldo Moro”. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) with a thesis on Dante in 19th century Poland. A comparison between the different translations of The Divine Comedy by Kraszewski, Korsak, Stanisławski and Porębowicz. He is currently analyzing the critical edition of The Divine Comedy translated by J.I. Kraszewski. His research interests focus on Polish literature, cultural relationships between Italy and Poland and poetic translation.

Athena redeemed: Stanisława Przybyszewska by Izabela Filipiak

Helena Goscilo

Helena Goscilo

The Ohio State University, USA

Professor of Slavic at The Ohio State University, Helena Goscilo specializes in contemporary culture and visual genres. She has chaired the Slavic Department at the University of Pittsburgh and at OSU. Her publications include Dehexing Sex; TNT: The Explosive World of Tatyana Tolstaya’s Fiction; Fade from Red: The Cold War Ex-Enemy in Russian and American Film 1990-2005; approximately 100 articles and 20 (co-)edited volumes, such as Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon; Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia; Poles Apart: Women in Modern Polish Culture; and Polish Cinema Today: A Bold New Era in Polish Film.

Toppling the Myth of Saintly Polish Womanhood

Gabriella Elina Imposti

Gabriella Elina Imposti

Bologna University, Italy

Gabriella Elina Imposti is Full Professor of Russian Literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Bologna University. She has published several articles on Russian and Italian Futurism: Rol' zvukopodrazhaniia v poetikakh italianskogo i russkogo futurizma. Marinetti, Kruchenykh i Khlebnikov (Moscow 2000); Jazyk bogov: fonosimvolizm i zaum v "Zangezi" V. Khlebnikova (Astrakhan 2010). She is also the author of a book on a major Russian philologist, linguist, and scholar of versification, Alexander Vostokov (Aleksandr Christoforovič Vostokov. Dalla pratica poetica agli studi metrico-filologici, Bologna, CLUEB, 2000), various articles on Russian Romanticism and its reception of British and German literature, articles on contemporary Russian women writers and the development of gender studies in Russia. She has also published several articles on Tolstoy and Dostoevskii. 

Irina Marchesini

Irina Marchesini

Bologna University, Italy

Irina Marchesini is senior assistant professor of History of the Russian Language at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Modern Cultures (LILEC). She has taught Russian Language, Culture and Institutions at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. During the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 she has also collaborated with the Institute of Higher Education Carlo Bo (Bologna campus), lecturing on Consecutive Interpreting, Liaison Interpreting and Specialized Translation from Russian to Italian. In 2018 she obtained the national scientific qualification (habilitation) for the call in the role of associate professor, recruitment field 10/M2 – Slavic studies.

Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska

Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska

Instytut Badań Literackich PAN (Warsaw, Poland)

Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, PhD

position: adjunct, a member of “Archiwum kobiet” scientific team.

“I'm not a feminist, but I'm a... witch”? – new identity figure of Polish women in post-1989 literature and in socio-public life

Elena Petrushanskaya Averbakh

Elena Petrushanskaya Averbakh

Moscow State Institute for Arts Studies

Elena Petrushanskaya Averbakh is Chief Research Fellow at the Department of Media Arts of the Moscow State Institute for Arts Studies (Gosudarstvennyj institut Iskusstvoznaniia) (since 1993). She is author of a number of monographs: The Birth of Sound Image: the Poetics of Phonography in the cinema, radio and TV (1985, 1999); The Musical World of Joseph Brodsky (2004, 2007); Mikhail Glinka and Italy (2009),; The Adventures of the Russian Opera in Italy (2018). Furthermore, she has published over 120 research papers devoted to the relationship between music and literature, mass media and twentieth century artistic culture, music for the cinema and TV series. She is also the author of a preface to a collection of works by Shostakovich.

Clusters of mythological traces in the works of Russian women: from the ideas of composers to popular literature

Gloria Politi

Gloria Politi

Salento University, Italy

Gloria Politi has been teaching at the University of Salento since 2003. PhD in “Philological, Linguistic, Literary and Glottodidactic Sciences” and training experiences at the State Universities of Moscow and St Petersburg, she is Tenured Lecturer and Researcher in Russian Language and Literature in the Department of Humanities of University of Salento. She is P.I of the Project of Significant National Interest “(De)construction of myth in contemporary women’s literature in Russia and Poland. A comparative study” (P.R.I.N. 2015) and her scientific contributions are published in numerous Italian and foreign specialist journals.

Memory and Myth in Elena Chizhova and Lyudmila Petrushevskaya

Monika Rudaś-Grodzka

Monika Rudaś-Grodzka

IBL PAN, Polonia

Monika Rudaś-Grodzka, Professor at IBL PAN, historian of ideas, literary historian of the 19th and 20th centuries, she presently also deals with women’s spirituality. She is the head of the Women’s Archive of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She established two imprints of IBL PAN Publishing: Lupa obscura and Archiwum kobiet. She published books Make ideas sing. Platonic motifs in the life and works of Adam Mickiewicz in Vilnius-Kaunas period and Slav Sphinx and Polish mummy. In 2018, she published Letters from prison. Bronisława Waligórska, 1886.

Wanda’s legend in contemporary Polish literature

Iryna Shylnikova

Iryna Shylnikova

Università del Salento, Lecce

Iryna Shylnikova, PhD candidate, works on contemporary Russian and Ukrainian literature. She is the author of some essays published in international scientific journals. Among the most recent are "Vostok na zapade. Russkaya intelligencya v Evrope v 20-30-h godah XX veka", in Zhenshchiny i muzhchiny v migratsionnych protsessah proshlogo i nastojashchego: materialy XII mezhdunarodnoy nauchnoy konferentsii (2019). Her interests also include the study of morphology and lexicon in the field of didactics of Russian language.

Transfigurative Dynamics in Literary Mythopoiesis in The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya

Piotr Sobolczyk

Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland).

Piotr Sobolczyk is a professor of literary theory and Polish literature at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. He graduated from Jagiellonian University where he also obtained his PhD title (2008). He obtained his habilitation at the University of Silesia in 2019. He published two books in English: Polish Queer Modernism (2015) and The Worldview - the Trope - and the Critic. Critical Discourses on Miron Białoszewski (2018), and five books in Polish: Tadeusza Micińskiego podróż do Hiszpanii (2005), Dyskursywizowanie Białoszewskiego (vol. I 2013, vol. II 2014), Queerowe subwersje (2015), and Gotycyzm - modernistyczny sobowtór odmieńca (2017). In 2020 he published his translation of Baltasar Gracián's treatise on conceit with his anthology of Spanish Siglo de Oro Poetry. He is also a co-editor in chief of "MiroFor" yearly (a journal on Miron Białoszewski). He published essays in, among others, "Slavic Review", "Foucault Studies", "Teksty Drugie", "SQS. Journal of Queer Studies", "InterAlia".

Mythical Tarot, Archetypical Tarot And Esoteric Ways Of Writing Feminity

Monika Świerkosz

Monika Świerkosz

Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland).

Monika Świerkosz - Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University (Cracow). Her main interests include gender literatary studies and critical theory, problems of body and materiality and posthuman ethics. She is an author of the books: Within the Realms of Tradition: Prose Works by Izabela Filipiak and Olga Tokarczuk in Disputes about Literature, Canon and Feminism (Warsaw: IBL 2014) and Arachne and Athena: Literature, Politics and Women's Classicism (Cracow: WUJ 2017).

Contemporary Myths and Posthuman Ethics of Storytelling in Olga Tokarczuk’s Writing.

Katarzyna Syska

Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland).

Assistant professor and lecturer in the Institute of Eastern Slavonic Studies, Jagiellonian University. Research fields: contemporary Russian literature, new Russian drama and theatre, literary theory.

«Новые Антигоны» Елены Греминой и «Антигона. Редукция» Аси Волошиной: обретение языка

Kristina Vorontsova

Kristina Vorontsova

Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (Poland).

Kristina Vorontsova – PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Linguistics and Literature, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (Poland). Aside from writing a book about models of space in poetry by Elena Shvarts and Polish text in Soviet culture, she has published articles and lectured extensively on imagology of the Poles and cultural geopoetics in Russian, American and Canadian literatures.

Constructing Self: Autobiography as a Myth in Short Stories by Helena Shvarts