Justyna Beinek, Ph.D.
Director of the Polish
Language, Literature, and Culture Program
Degree: Ph.D., Harvard University, 2001.
Dissertation: The Album in the Age of Russian and Polish Romanticism: Memory, Nation, Authorship
Specialties/Research Interests: 19th-20th-century Polish and Russian literature and culture, comparative literature, film and visual arts, gender studies, Romanticism, post-communist cultures, national and authorial identity, memory and collecting, the idea of the "West" and "Europe" in Polish/Russian cultures, representation and the body, autobiographical writings, marginal genres.
Current project(s): A monograph on Russian and Polish Romantic albums, a second monograph on the idea of the "West" in Polish literature and film, a volume of essays on Polish-German memory (co-edited with Piotr Kosicki, Princeton University), and a guidebook to Witold Gombrowicz (co-edited with Jerzy Jarzebski, Jagiellonian University, Poland, and Benjamin Paloff, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor).
- Polish-German Post/Memory: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 2007; Conference Chair and Co-Organizer.
- New Directions, New Connections: Polish Studies in Interdisciplinary Context, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 2008; Conference Co-Chair and Co-Organizer.
- Russian and Polish Romanticism (graduate seminar)
- Russian Short Story
- Russian and Soviet Film
- Contemporary World Film
- Polish Film
- Post-Communist Polish Culture(1989-Present)
- Body/Text: Representing the Body in Polish Literature and Culture
- Polish Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to 1900
- 20th-Century Polish Literature and Culture
- Intermediate and Advanced Polish
Selected course flyers:
- R601 Russian and Polish Romanticism
- E103 Russian Short Fiction
- R352/552 Russian and Soviet Film
- C103 Contemporary World Film
- P366/566 Polish Film
- P365/565 Topics in Polish Literature and Culture: Post-Communist Polish Culture(1989-Present)
- P365/565 Topics in Polish Literature and Culture: Body/Text in Polish Literature & Culture
- P364/564 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture II: 20th Century Polish Literature and Culture
- P363/563 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture I: From the Middle Ages to 1900 (in translation)
Office number: BH 576
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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