Bożena Shallcross

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Bożena Shallcross, Polish Literature, Director of Graduate Studies, Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Warsaw, 1983

Research Interest:
Modern Polish literature, Holocaust studies, cultural studies

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Over the years, Bożena Shallcross’ research interests have evolved from the focus on the verbal-visual interrelationship (Shadow and Form: On the Visual Imagination of Leopold Staff; Through the Poet’s Eye: The Travels of Zagajewski, Herbert, and Brodsky) through interrogating national and ethnic identities, in particular, those manifested in diverse modes of habitation (Framing the Polish Home: The Postwar Literary and Cultural Constructions of Hearth, Nation, and Self) to a discourse on objects and material culture as exemplified in her monograph The Holocaust Object in Polish and Polish-Jewish Culture. Currently, she is working on another book-length study, tentatively entitled Destination Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Objects, Materialities, nd the Question of Authenticity.

Selected Book Publications

Monographs

  • Rzeczy i Zagłada (Cracow: Universitas, 2012, series Horizons of Modernity), electronic edition, 220.

  • The Holocaust Object in Polish and Polish–Jewish Culture (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011), refereed, 180. Honorable Mention, The ASEEES Kulczycki Prize 2011.

  • Rzeczy i Zagłada (Cracow: Universitas, 2010, series Horizons of Modernity), refereed, 220.

  • Through the Poet’s Eye: The Travels of Zagajewski, Herbert, and Brodsky (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2002), refereed, 215.

  • Through the Poet’s Eye: The Travels of Zagajewski, Herbert, and Brodsky (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2008), 2nd edition (paperback), 215.

  • Cień i forma. O wyobraźni plastycznej Leopolda Staffa (Szczecin: Glob, 1987), refereed, 164.

Edited Volumes

  • The Effect of Palimpsest: Literature, Culture, History, introduction and ed. with Ryszard Nycz, Literary and Cultural Theory Series (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2011), refereed, 347.

  •  Polish Encounters, Russian Identity, introduction and ed. with David Ransel (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005), refereed, 218.

  • Framing the Polish Home: The Postwar Literary and Cultural Constructions of Hearth, Nation, and Self (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002), introduction and ed., refereed, 360.

  • The Other Herbert, introduction and ed., special issue of Indiana Slavic Studies, 1998:9, 219.

  • Dom romantycznego artysty (Cracow: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1991), anthology of source texts, introduction, translations, and annotations, refereed, 315.

Volumes Translated From English to Polish

  • Bjornar Olsen, W obronie rzeczy. Archeologia i ontologia przedmiotów, New Humanities Book Series (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo IBL PAN, 2013), 290.

  • Bożena Shallcross, Rzeczy i Zagłada (Cracow: Universitas, 2010), self–translated and adapted to the Polish academic readership, refereed, 208.

  • Irena Grudzińska Gross, Piętno rewolucji. Custine, Tocqueville i romantyczna wyobraźnia [The Scar of Revolution. Custine, Tocqueville, and the Romantic Imagination], (Warsaw: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1994), 225.

  • Second edition: Irena Grudzińska Gross, Piętno rewolucji. Custine, Tocqueville i romantyczna wyobraźnia (Warsaw: PWN, 2000), 225.