Dr Elwira Grossman

  • Lecturer in Polish and Comparative Literature (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

telephone: 01413305589
email: Elwira.Grossman@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests:

Elwira Grossman has been Stepek Lecturer in Polish Studies at Glasgow University since October 1994.  In 2004  she also became Comparative Literature Programme Director.  Since then, she has been proudly convening the programme which has twice scored 100 per cent of students’ satisfaction on the NSS (National Student Survey).

Her current research activity focuses on migration studies as seen through the lens of creative arts/theatre with the focus on language and gender roles in multicultural communities of the United Kingdom.   The questions that frame her research deal with the phenomenon of transnational art which escapes an easy definition in terms of nationality, linguistic belonging or a mono-cultural practice.   What frame of cultural reference should we apply when reading a mobile/travelling wor(l)d?  What/who shapes the set of assessment criteria for artistic products of transcultural idioms? What happens if we resist the tradition of artistic assessment in favour of social and cultural impact? If, instead, we concentrate on their role played in multicultural communication and dialogue?  With these questions in mind Elwira Grossman has joined the project Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State http://researching-multilingually-at-borders.com/ in a capacity of critical friend and has recently participated in two symposia. The first was held in Durham (October 2014) and the second in Brussels (June 2015). 

Other previous research projects and activities include:

  • ongoing work on transcultural literature and drama ‘written outside the nation’.  This includes articles in Displaced Women (2014) and Polish Literature in Transformation (2013)
  • involvement in the AHRC-funded knowledge exchange project ‘Translating Russian and East European Cultures’. This is linked to ongoing work on storytelling as a means of ‘knowledge exchange’ and public engagement, and engagement in debates about the role of languages in exchanging knowledge,  development of intercultural dialogue, representation and accountability of the ‘public’ university.

 

Elwira Grossman’s other areas of research include:

  • Teaching Polish as a foreign language
  • Polish literature and culture
  • Memory studies with special focus on Polish/Jewish relationships and literature regarding Shoah
  • Gender studies in comparative perspective
  • Storytelling as a form of transgressing cultural boundaries
  • Role of language in multilingual and multicultural forms of artistic expressions
  • Translation theory and practice
  • Critical theory

Grants

Grants:

  • Glasgow University  grant for developing online teaching (2015-2016)

In collaboration with the College of Education and colleagues from the University network GRAMnet (Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network) Elwira Grossman has undertaken a task of creating a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) under the working title:  Multilingual Learning and Teaching: Intercultural Language Education for the Globalized World

  • GU Arts Lab small grant for facilitating impact  (2015)

In collaboration with Shona Hugh (Education Scotland) and Iza Rudzka. This is to design a Polish Language Unit for Scottish Schools.

  • AHRC grant (2014-2017, AHRC Grant Ref: AH/L006936/1)

Critical friend on the Advisory Board for ‘Researching Mulitlingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State’ (PI: Professor Alison Phipps, College of Education, GU)

  • AHRC Network Initiative (2011-13, AH/I001557/1)

'Translating Russian and East European Cultures' (PIs: Dr Jon Oldfield and Dr Katarzyna  Kosmala, University of West Scotland)

  • Small Grant/CRCEES co-funding (University of Glasgow, 2013)

Two-Day Workshop on Polish-English Translation: Strategies and Practical Approaches  including John Bates, Dorota Holowiak, Piotr Kuhiwczak, Antonia Lloyd-Jones.  (co-organised with CEES, Central and East European Studies, College of Social Science UG with support from AHRC and British Academy)

  • Connecting Communities AHRC-funded grant with UCL-London (2011-2012)

Two PG workshops and Summer 2012 School co-organised with Dr Dorota Holowiak from UCL-London in order to produce on-line resources for PG students studying Polish for research purposes.

 


Supervision

Supervision:

Elwira Grossman welcomes enquiries from potential PhD applicants in any of her main areas of research. She also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate SMLC dissertations (MLitt in Comparative Literature, MLitt in European Languages and Cultures, MSc Translation Studies).

Successful PhD completion

  • Paul Vickers, ‘Peasants, Professors, Publishers and Censorship: Memoires of Rural Inhabitants of Poland’s Recovered Territories (1945-c.1970)’.  Co-supervised with Dr John Bates, SMLC (2013)

 

Current Research Students

  • Magdalena Kampert, ‘Self-translation in Italian and Polish Literature in Twentieth and Twenty First Century.’  Co-supervised with Dr Penelope Morris SMLC (2014-)

Teaching

Teaching:

Current Undergraduate Teaching

  • Comparative Literature 1B (Heroic Women): Interrogation (film dir. by Bugajski)
  • Comparative Literature 1C:  The Faithful River by Zeromski and ‘Miss Antonina’ by Orzeszkowa
  • Comparative Literature 2A: Antigone in New York by Glowacki
  • Comparative Literature 2C:  Knife in the Water (film dir. by Polanski)
  • Beginners’ Polish, Subsidiary Polish, Polish for Social Scientists

Honours Teaching

  • Holocaust Literature and Film: Borowski’s short stories; Nalkowska’s Medallions; selected poetry by Rozewicz, Milosz and Szymborska, The Pianist dir by Polanski, As Seen through Theses Eyes dir by Hillary Helstein
  • Slavonic Drama: Kofta’s The Umbilical Cord, Zapolska’s The Morality of Mrs Dulska , Witkacy’s The Crazy Locomotive
  • Intercultural Readings: Hoffman’s Lost in Translation, Nabokov’s Lolita and Reading Lolita in Tehran by Nafizi, bloc on translation studies
  • Theories of Reading: Russian Formalism and reading Gogol’s ‘The Overcoat’
  • Writing Subjects: Wirtemberska’s Malvina, or the Heart’s Intuition

 

Current Postgraduate Teaching

  • MLitt in Comparative Literature: two sessions on transcultural fiction (2014--present)
  • MSc Translation Studies: ATLS English-Polish (2014-present)
  • MLitt Gender, Culture and Text (HIST5107):  one session on Reading Cultures: ‘East-West’ Exchanges (2013-present)
  • PG option course Reading the New Europe, six sessions covering various readings from Rupnik, Jude, Bauman, Thomson, Filipowicz, Porter and others  (2012 –present)

 

Other Roles

  • Convener of the following Comparative Literature modules: Heroic Women (COMPLIT1002), Heroism in Slavonic Cultures (COMPLIT1011), Crossing Borders (COMPLIT2001)
  • Convenor of the following UG Honours modules: Holocaust Literature and Film (SLAV4041); Slavonic Drama (SLAV4007); Writing Subjects (COMPLIT4015)
  • Convener of beginners’ Polish: POLISH1001, POLISH4007, POLISH5005
  • Convener of the PG module Reading the New Europe (offered as an option course for various PGT programmes)

 


Additional Information

Additional information:

Institutional Affiliations

  • Member of GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network) Advisory Board (2010 –present)
  • Member of CRCEES

 Professional Memberships

  • Member of ATSEEL
  • Member of British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies
  • Member of British Comparative Literature Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors for BEMIS Scotland (2012 – present)

Additional information

 

 


Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2016

Grossman, E. (2016) Nauczaine języka polskiego w dobie interkulturowej: wyzwania, paradoksy i postulaty w kontekście kultury brytyjskiej = [Teaching Polish in mulitcultural community: challenges and paradoxes within the context of British culture]. In: Janowska, I. and Gebal, P. (eds.) O lepsze jutro studiów polonistycznych w swiecie: glottodydaktyka polonistyczna dzis : monografia zbiorowa. Series: Biblioteka "LingVariów". Glottodydaktyka (15). Ksiegarnia Akademicka: Kraków, pp. 47-58. ISBN 9788376387468

Grossman, E. M. (2016) Dwo(wielo)języczny teatr w zglobalizowanym kontekście brytyjskim, czyli o różnych stylach dramatu migracyjno-transkulturowego. Teksty Drugie, 2016(3), pp. 60-80.

2014

Grossman, E. (2014) Towards the literature of transculatural idioms: Ewa/Eva Stachniak and Lisa Appignanesi. In: Aiello, L., Charnley, J. and Palladino, M. (eds.) Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 61-69. ISBN 9781443855280

2013

Grossman, E.M. (2013) Jewish bialystok and its diaspora. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 12(1), pp. 139-142. (doi:10.1080/14725886.2012.747323) [Book Review]

Grossman, E. (2013) Transnational or bi-cultural? Challenges in reading post-1989 drama 'written outside the nation'. In: Philips, U., Grimstad, K. A. and Van Heuckelom, K. (eds.) Polish Literature in Transformation. Series: Polonistik im Kontext (2). Lit Verlag: Zurich and Berlin, pp. 241-250. ISBN 978364302894

Grossman, E. (2013) 'The woman who died of Robespierre': the stage afterlife of Stanislawa Przybyszewska. In: Olteanu, A. (ed.) Omagiu Profesorului Contsantin Geambasu La 65 De Ani. University of Bucharest: Bucharest, pp. 124-136. ISBN 9786061602988

2012

Grossman, E. (2012) Gender dynamics in polish drama after 2000. In: Chowaniec, U. and Phillips, U. (eds.) Women's Voices and Feminism in Polish Cultural Memory. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 208-232. ISBN 9781443841870

Grossman, E. (2012) Transcultural notion of 'Polishness' as illustrated in selected works by Eva Stachniak and Lisa Appignanesi (in polish). In: Cudak, R. (ed.) Literatura polska w swiecie. Oblicza swiatowosci. Series: Literatura polska w swiecie, IV. Uniwersytet Slaski, Wydawnictwo GNOME: Katowice, pp. 361-371. ISBN 9788363268077

2010

Grossman, E. (2010) O płynnej polskości, diasporycznych horyzontach i komparatystyce w Glasgow uwag kilka. Literatura Polska w Swiecie,

Grossman, E. (2010) Zapomniany dramat Swirszczynskiej, czyli o Eurydyce zwanej Orfeuszem. In: Olszewska, M.J. and Ruta-Rutkowska, K. (eds.) Zapomniany Dramat: Volume 2. Wydzialu Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego: Warsaw, Poland, pp. 155-168. ISBN 9788362100361

2009

Grossman, E. (2009) Wislawa Szymborska. In: Elliott, E., Clark, R. and Todd, J. (eds.) The Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company Limited.

Grossman, E. (2009) Blaski i cienie globalizacji, czyli problemy polonistyki w badaniach komparatystycznych. Teksty Drugie(6), pp. 66-78.

Grossman, E. (2009) Gender dynamics in Polish drama after 2000. Women's Writing Online, 1, pp. 175-204.

Grossman, E. (2009) Olga Tokarczuk. In: Milhailovich, V.D. and Serafin, S. (eds.) Twenty-first-Century Central and Eastern European Writers. Series: Dictionary of Literary Biography, 353. Gale: Detroit, pp. 282-289. ISBN 9780787681715

2008

Grossman, E. M. (2008) Auschwitz: a neverending story. Scottish Review of Books, 4(1),

2007

Grossman, E. (2007) Kto sie boi koietocentrycznych dramatopisarek i dramatopisary? In: Literature, Culture and the Polish language in contexts and contacts worldwide. Third Congress of Polish Foreign, Poznan 8-11 June 2006. Scientific Publishers AMU, pp. 621-630. ISBN 9788323217251

Grossman, E.M. (2007) Navigating the new landscape for Slavonic/Polish studies. In: Perspectives on Slavic literatures : Proceedings of the First International "Perspectives on Slavistics" Conference (Leuven, September 17 - 19, 2004). Pegasus: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789061432593

2006

Grossman, E. (2006) Trudna obecnosc polskiego dramatu na scenach brytyjskich po roku 1989. In: Cudak, R. (ed.) Literatura Polska w Swiecie: Zagadnienia Recepcji i Odbioru. Gnome: Katowice, pp. 120-127. ISBN 9788387819743

2005

Grossman, E. (2005) Who's Afraid of Gender and Sexuality? Plays by Women. Contemporary Theatre Review, 15(1), pp. 105-116. (doi:10.1080/1048680042000334386)

2004

Grossman, E. (2004) From (re)creating mythology to (re)claiming female voices: Amelia Hertz and Anna Swirszczynska as playwrights. In: Cioffi, K. (ed.) The Other in Polish Theatre and Drama : papers presented at a conference on the other in Polish theater and drama, held on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University in February 2002. Series: Indiana Slavic Studies. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, pp. 79-91.

2003

Grossman, E. (2003) Czy bedzie miejsce dla nowonarodzonych? Analiza dzenderowa wybranych sztuk polskich pisarek ostatniej dekady. In: British Contributions to the 13th International Congress of Slavists, Ljubljana 15 - 21 August 2003. University of Glasgow.

2002

Grossman, E., Cudak, R. and Tambor.Katowice, J. (2002) Interdyscyplinarna wizja polonistyki zagranicznej XXI wieku, czyli inna optyk. Poznanskie Studia Polonstyczne, 21, pp. 33-41.

Grossman, E. and Tejerizo, M. (2002) O pracy z tekstem inaczej, czyli postrukturalistyczny model Waldemara Martyniuka w praktyce. In: Tejerizo, M. (ed.) Teaching Slavonic Languages: Methods, Aims and Achievments. Astra Press: Nottingham, pp. 79-92. ISBN 0946134634

Grossman, E.M. (2002) Studies in language, literature and cultural mythology in Poland: investigating "The Other". Series: Slavic studies, 7. Mellen: Lewiston. ISBN 9780773470545

2000

Grossman, E. (2000) Film fabularny jako zródlo wiedzy studentów zaawansowanych o polskiej kulturze. In: Mazur, J. (ed.) Polonistyka w swiecie. Nauczanie jezyka i kultury polskiej studentow zaawansowanych. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu MArii Curie-Sklodowskiej: Lubin, pp. 285-293.

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Grossman, E. M. (2016) Dwo(wielo)języczny teatr w zglobalizowanym kontekście brytyjskim, czyli o różnych stylach dramatu migracyjno-transkulturowego. Teksty Drugie, 2016(3), pp. 60-80.

Grossman, E. (2010) O płynnej polskości, diasporycznych horyzontach i komparatystyce w Glasgow uwag kilka. Literatura Polska w Swiecie,

Grossman, E. (2009) Blaski i cienie globalizacji, czyli problemy polonistyki w badaniach komparatystycznych. Teksty Drugie(6), pp. 66-78.

Grossman, E. (2009) Gender dynamics in Polish drama after 2000. Women's Writing Online, 1, pp. 175-204.

Grossman, E. M. (2008) Auschwitz: a neverending story. Scottish Review of Books, 4(1),

Grossman, E. (2005) Who's Afraid of Gender and Sexuality? Plays by Women. Contemporary Theatre Review, 15(1), pp. 105-116. (doi:10.1080/1048680042000334386)

Grossman, E., Cudak, R. and Tambor.Katowice, J. (2002) Interdyscyplinarna wizja polonistyki zagranicznej XXI wieku, czyli inna optyk. Poznanskie Studia Polonstyczne, 21, pp. 33-41.

Books

Grossman, E.M. (2002) Studies in language, literature and cultural mythology in Poland: investigating "The Other". Series: Slavic studies, 7. Mellen: Lewiston. ISBN 9780773470545

Book Sections

Grossman, E. (2016) Nauczaine języka polskiego w dobie interkulturowej: wyzwania, paradoksy i postulaty w kontekście kultury brytyjskiej = [Teaching Polish in mulitcultural community: challenges and paradoxes within the context of British culture]. In: Janowska, I. and Gebal, P. (eds.) O lepsze jutro studiów polonistycznych w swiecie: glottodydaktyka polonistyczna dzis : monografia zbiorowa. Series: Biblioteka "LingVariów". Glottodydaktyka (15). Ksiegarnia Akademicka: Kraków, pp. 47-58. ISBN 9788376387468

Grossman, E. (2014) Towards the literature of transculatural idioms: Ewa/Eva Stachniak and Lisa Appignanesi. In: Aiello, L., Charnley, J. and Palladino, M. (eds.) Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 61-69. ISBN 9781443855280

Grossman, E. (2013) Transnational or bi-cultural? Challenges in reading post-1989 drama 'written outside the nation'. In: Philips, U., Grimstad, K. A. and Van Heuckelom, K. (eds.) Polish Literature in Transformation. Series: Polonistik im Kontext (2). Lit Verlag: Zurich and Berlin, pp. 241-250. ISBN 978364302894

Grossman, E. (2013) 'The woman who died of Robespierre': the stage afterlife of Stanislawa Przybyszewska. In: Olteanu, A. (ed.) Omagiu Profesorului Contsantin Geambasu La 65 De Ani. University of Bucharest: Bucharest, pp. 124-136. ISBN 9786061602988

Grossman, E. (2012) Gender dynamics in polish drama after 2000. In: Chowaniec, U. and Phillips, U. (eds.) Women's Voices and Feminism in Polish Cultural Memory. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 208-232. ISBN 9781443841870

Grossman, E. (2012) Transcultural notion of 'Polishness' as illustrated in selected works by Eva Stachniak and Lisa Appignanesi (in polish). In: Cudak, R. (ed.) Literatura polska w swiecie. Oblicza swiatowosci. Series: Literatura polska w swiecie, IV. Uniwersytet Slaski, Wydawnictwo GNOME: Katowice, pp. 361-371. ISBN 9788363268077

Grossman, E. (2010) Zapomniany dramat Swirszczynskiej, czyli o Eurydyce zwanej Orfeuszem. In: Olszewska, M.J. and Ruta-Rutkowska, K. (eds.) Zapomniany Dramat: Volume 2. Wydzialu Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego: Warsaw, Poland, pp. 155-168. ISBN 9788362100361

Grossman, E. (2009) Wislawa Szymborska. In: Elliott, E., Clark, R. and Todd, J. (eds.) The Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company Limited.

Grossman, E. (2009) Olga Tokarczuk. In: Milhailovich, V.D. and Serafin, S. (eds.) Twenty-first-Century Central and Eastern European Writers. Series: Dictionary of Literary Biography, 353. Gale: Detroit, pp. 282-289. ISBN 9780787681715

Grossman, E. (2007) Kto sie boi koietocentrycznych dramatopisarek i dramatopisary? In: Literature, Culture and the Polish language in contexts and contacts worldwide. Third Congress of Polish Foreign, Poznan 8-11 June 2006. Scientific Publishers AMU, pp. 621-630. ISBN 9788323217251

Grossman, E.M. (2007) Navigating the new landscape for Slavonic/Polish studies. In: Perspectives on Slavic literatures : Proceedings of the First International "Perspectives on Slavistics" Conference (Leuven, September 17 - 19, 2004). Pegasus: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789061432593

Grossman, E. (2006) Trudna obecnosc polskiego dramatu na scenach brytyjskich po roku 1989. In: Cudak, R. (ed.) Literatura Polska w Swiecie: Zagadnienia Recepcji i Odbioru. Gnome: Katowice, pp. 120-127. ISBN 9788387819743

Grossman, E. (2004) From (re)creating mythology to (re)claiming female voices: Amelia Hertz and Anna Swirszczynska as playwrights. In: Cioffi, K. (ed.) The Other in Polish Theatre and Drama : papers presented at a conference on the other in Polish theater and drama, held on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University in February 2002. Series: Indiana Slavic Studies. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, pp. 79-91.

Grossman, E. (2003) Czy bedzie miejsce dla nowonarodzonych? Analiza dzenderowa wybranych sztuk polskich pisarek ostatniej dekady. In: British Contributions to the 13th International Congress of Slavists, Ljubljana 15 - 21 August 2003. University of Glasgow.

Grossman, E. and Tejerizo, M. (2002) O pracy z tekstem inaczej, czyli postrukturalistyczny model Waldemara Martyniuka w praktyce. In: Tejerizo, M. (ed.) Teaching Slavonic Languages: Methods, Aims and Achievments. Astra Press: Nottingham, pp. 79-92. ISBN 0946134634

Grossman, E. (2000) Film fabularny jako zródlo wiedzy studentów zaawansowanych o polskiej kulturze. In: Mazur, J. (ed.) Polonistyka w swiecie. Nauczanie jezyka i kultury polskiej studentow zaawansowanych. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu MArii Curie-Sklodowskiej: Lubin, pp. 285-293.

Book Reviews

Grossman, E.M. (2013) Jewish bialystok and its diaspora. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 12(1), pp. 139-142. (doi:10.1080/14725886.2012.747323) [Book Review]

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