Chopin Salon #86 - Prof. John Merchant Loyola University Chicago

Sat 9/22/12 - Loyola University Chicago's Polish Studies program presents "The Literature of the Polish Experience in America", the inaaugural lecture of Dr. John Merchant.   A reception follows the lecture.  And in keeping with the tradition of Chopin Salon, pianist Jana Pavlovska performs "The Fantasie" by Robert Schumann.


To reserve your space - Bozena McLees, bmclees@luc.edu


09/22/12 - 09/22/12

3p-6p


Loyola University Chicago's Polish Studies program presents "The Literature of the Polish Experience in America", the inaaugural lecture of Dr. John Merchant.  


Introductions by Bozena Nowicka McLees, Director Interdisciplinary Polish Studies - Loyola University Chicago.  And in keeping with the tradition of Chopin Salon, pianist Jana Pavlovska performs "The Fantasie" by Robert Schumann.


Biography - John Merchant received his Ph.D. in Polish Literature in 2006 from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on Polish-Irish cultural relations. At the University of Iowa he taught a variety of courses in Cinema and Comparative Literature, with a regular feature being an Undergraduate Seminar on various aspects of Polish film, literature, and culture. His areas of interest include Polish-Irish cultural ties, 19th and 20th century Polish and Irish literature and drama, post-war Polish film, and Polish American literature. His study of the Polish-Irish connection, The Impact of Irish-Ireland on Young Poland, 1890-1918 (East European Monographs), appeared in 2008, and his essay on the Polish reception of the plays of John Millington Synge will appear in an edition devoted to Poland and Ireland in the Reimagining Ireland series (Peter Lang, 2011). His current works in progress include translations of two plays, Stanisław Wyspiański's The Legend and Bolesław Leśmian's Posthumous Escapades.


A reception follows the lecture.

 

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Performers
Dr. John Merchant; Bozena Nowicka McLees; Jana Pavlovska

Tags: Literary, Polish, Social, New Europe, 2012