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Dr Stanley Bill, University Senior Lecturer in Polish Studies

Stanley Bill is University Senior Lecturer in Polish Studies and Director of the Polish Studies Programme. He teaches the Tripos course SL13, “Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland”.

Dr Bill works largely on twentieth-century Polish literature and culture, with particular interests in religion, secularization theory, Polish-Ukrainian relations, Polish-Jewish culture and postcolonial interpretations of Polish cultural history. He has written on Czesław Miłosz, Bruno Schulz, postcolonial theory in the Polish context, as well as on religious problems in the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Dr Bill worked at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow before coming to Cambridge. He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University in the United States. He originally hails from Perth, Australia.

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Edyta Nowosielska, Lector in Polish

Edyta Nowosielska teaches open courses in Polish language for beginner and intermediate students. Ms Nowosielska’s research interests are in language teaching methodology, particularly exploring new ways of teaching Polish as a foreign language. She has over fifteen years of experience as a Polish language teacher at universities and private language schools in the United Kingdom. She is a contributor to a guide for parents intending to bring up bilingual children, Po Polsku na Wyspach. Poradnik dla rodziców dzieci dwujęzycznych (2015). She is also the co-author of a series of easy readers in Polish in e-book form. 

 

Olga Płócienniczak, Senior Secretary, Slavonic Studies Section 

Olga Płócienniczak is the administrative lead for Cambridge Polish Studies, and Senior Secretary in the Slavonic Studies Section at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. Olga came to us with experience working as an administrator in other parts of the University. She has a passionate interest in art, performance and culture, having been a team member, among others, at Create Arts Development, and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Olga has an MA degree in Russian Studies from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where she specialised in twentieth-century Russian literature.

Latest News and Events

Special event for 100 years since the regaining of Polish independence

15 November 2018

On the 100th anniversary of the regaining of Poland's independence on 11 November 1918, Cambridge Polish Studies is proud to host a very special event to commemorate, discuss and celebrate this historic occasion.

Visiting scholar from University of Warsaw

1 October 2018

In Michaelmas Term (beginning in October) 2018, Professor Paweł Stępień of the University of Warsaw will join Cambridge Polish Studies as a visiting scholar. He will give a series of lectures on Polish literature and culture across the term. He will also be a visiting scholar at Sidney Sussex College.

Cambridge students at the University of Warsaw

1 September 2018

In summer 2018, thanks to the generous support of the University of Warsaw, two Cambridge students spent three weeks in the Polish capital taking an intensive course in Polish language and culture.

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