Politics and Poetics of the Polish New Wave Writers in the 1970s. - A webinar with Jaroslaw Anders - April 8
March 31, 2021 Marek Skulimowski
Don't miss out on our next live webinar with Jaroslaw Anders about Politics and Poetics of the Polish New Wave Writers in the 1970s. The talk is dedicated to the memory of Adam Zagajewski.
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4 PM EDT
In the second lecture devoted to a group of poets known as the "New Wave" or "Generation 68," who emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s in response to specific sociopolitical conditions, Jaroslaw Anders continues to discuss their common preoccupations and individual poetic voices that shaped the literary and political sensibilities in the last decades of communism in Poland. Hardly limited to political or social subjects, the poems explored the whole range of experience of their contemporaries while bearing the indelible mark of their collective condition. Their poetry absorbed and transformed the realities of their time into a rich fabric of references that remain relevant until the present day.
The webinar is co-organized together with The Polish Program at CUNY Hunter College and is part of the Tadeusz Solowij Lectures of the Kosciuszko Foundation
Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.