Zmichowska POSTER

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Narcyza Żmichowska, the first Polish author to write about women’s friendship and sisterhood, education and independence.

Ursula Phillips (translator) will introduce Żmichowska’s controversial novel The Heathen (1846) and then chair a discussion with contemporary poet-translators Anna Błasiak and Maria Jastrzębska on their own recent poetry, on Polish women writers of the past, and on what we might understand by ‘women’s writing’ and ‘lesbian/ queer writing’.

The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Lisa Kalloo, which make up the visual aspect of Anna Błasiak’s upcoming collection.

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Wednesday 20 February 2019
Brixton Oval