Dr John Bates

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

telephone: 01413305596
email: John.Bates@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests:

  • Censorship in Poland under the Communists
  • Contemporary Polish Mass Media
  • Censorship and Translation in Stalinist Poland and After
  • Representations of Migrants in Polish and British TV Series

In 2013, John Bates was invited to be a member of the Advisory Board of the publishing series “Badania Filologiczne nad Cenzurą PRL”.

With   colleagues Drs Margaret Tejerizo and Zsuzsa Varga John Bates  has recently taken over the editorship of the bi-annual British journal Slavonica


Grants

Grants:

 

“Translation and Dissent in Stalin-Era People’s Poland.” The Carnegie Trust (2014-15)

“Examining Patterns of Representation in Literary Discourses” (OPVK CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0125), financed jointly by the European Social Fund and the State Budget of the Czech Republic (2012-2014)

“National Mythologies in Central-European TV Series”. British Academy (2011-2012). Joint project with Drs Jan Culik and Zsuzsa Varga (CEES).


Supervision

Areas of supervision:

  • Contemporary Polish Culture
  • Modern Polish History
  • Polish Literature

Supervision:

Sam Beaton, PhD, Czech documentary cinema (Start date: 01/10/2012) (Madeleine Albright Scholarship in Czech Studies) Co-supervised with Drs Jan Culik and Mirna Solic.

Metodi Metodiev, PhD, Relations between writers and politicians in Bulgaria and Czech Republic during the communist era (Start date: 09/09/2011). Co-supervised with Dr Jan Culik.

Kirsteen Anderson, PhD, Post-communist reforms of the Czech Educational System (Start date: 01/10/2014)  (Josef Fronek MPhil scholarship). Co-supervised with Dr Jan Culik (2013-15).

Earlier Supervision:  

Paul Vickers, PhD, Peasants, professors, publishers and censorship: memoirs of rural inhabitants of Poland’s recovered territories (1945-c. 1970). Co-supervised with Dr Elwira Grossman. (Completed, doctorate awarded December 2013)

James Alan Cathro Smith, MPhil, Czech popular music in the period of "normalisation". Co-supervised with Dr Jan Culik. (Completed November 2014)

Jitka Perinova, PhD The novels of Emil Hakl and Jan Balaban. Co-supervised with Dr Jan Culik. (Completed, doctorate awarded June 2015)

Albin Sybera PhD, Construction of the political and cultural discourse in post-communist Czech Republic. Co-supervised with Dr Jan Culik. (Completed February 2014)

Izabela Rudzka, MPhil, A Deleuzian reading of spatial dependencies in the poetry of Mikołaj Sęp Szarzyński (Completed, awarded April 2012)


Teaching

Teaching:

Current Undergraduate Teaching:

Polish Level 1 (Translation from Polish)

Level 2/Intermediate (Convenor), Grammar, Translation from Polish

Comparative Literature 1C: Kieślowski’s Three Colours: White

Comparative Literature 2B: Gogol’s The Nose

Comparative Literature 2C: Polish literature in the Age of Romanticism, Polish literature after 1863.

Honours Teaching (SMLC):

Censorship in Western Culture (Convener): Regulative and Constitutive Censorship, the Soviet System, Aesopian Language, Censorship and Translation, the BBFC and Film Censorship

Central European Anxieties (Czech and Polish Literature from the Late Medieval to the Romantic Era): Kochanowski’s Treny, Polish Baroque Poetry, Mickiewicz’s Ballads and Romances, Crimean Sonnets

Cultures of Commitment: Wat’s Lucifer Unemployed, Wajda’s A Generation, Szczypiorski’s A Mass for the Town of Arras, Kapuściński’s The Emperor

Writing Subjects: Krasicki’s The Adventures of Nicholas Wisdom

Mass Media in Communist and Post-Communist CEE (Convener): Polish Media under the Communists and since 1989.

 Junior Honours Translation from Russian (2014-present)

 Honours Teaching (Humanities):

 Poland and Its Neighbours (1000-1795): Late Medieval and Renaissance social and political thought, Sarmatism, Memoirs and travel writing, the Enlightenment in Poland-Lithuania.

 Byzantium and the Slavs: Rus’, The Decline of Kievan Rus’, the Rise of Muscovy, the Ottomans and the Balkan Slavs

 PGT options:

(SMLC)

 Translation Studies: ATLS, Translation from Polish (2013-present)

 Literary Translation: Domestication and Censorship

 Marketing and Translation Across Media: Coca-Cola goes East, Wyborowa comes West

 Subtitling Film and TV: Ideology and Ethics in Subtitling

 Reading the New Europe: Communist/Post-Communist Perspectives

 (Humanities)

The Deep Medieval Structures of Eastern Europe and Russia

 

 


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009 | 2005 | 2004 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 13.

2017

Bates, J. (2017) Parables of un-freedom: novels about the Spanish Inquisition in post-1956 People's Poland. Acta Universitatis Lodziensis: Folia Litteraria Polonica, 46(8),

2014

Bates, J. (2014) Londoners or Glaswegians? Representing Polish economic migrants in Polish and British TV series. In: Skalický, D., Bauer, M., Brdek, Z. and Papoušek, V. (eds.) Jazyky reprezentace. 2, Reprezentace nacionality jako mocenská strategie v literatuře a popkultuře. Nakladatelstvi Akropolis: Praha, pp. 264-275. ISBN 9788074700736

Bates, J. (2014) Wszystkie drogi prowadza do Londynu? Porownanie odcinka Taggarta Tesknota do domu z kilkoma watkami Londynczykow pierwszego sezonu. In: Zwierzchowski, P., Giza, B., Bates, J. and Kosinska, K. (eds.) Polskie seriale telewizyjne. Series: Kino polskie wczoraj i dzis (10). Wyd. Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego: Bydgoszcz, pp. 272-280. ISBN 9788370969943

2013

Bates, J. (2013) Heresy and its afterlives in Communist-era Poland. In: Roach, A.P. and Simpson, J.R. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: medieval and modern perspectives. Ashgate, pp. 1-35. ISBN 9781472411815

2011

Bates, J. (2011) Censoring English literature in people’s Poland, 1948-1967. In: O'Leary, C. and Lázaro, A. (eds.) Censorship Across Borders: The Reception of English Literature in Twentieth-Century Europe. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle, UK, pp. 59-72. ISBN 9781443832182

2009

Bates, J. (2009) Voyager aven Herbert et Chatwin. In: Herbert: Poete Polonais (1934-1998). L'Harmattan: Paris, pp. 73-83. ISBN 9782296076471

2005

Bates, J. (2005) Stalinism in post-Stalinist literature: a comparative perspective. Irish Slavonic Studies,

2004

Bates, J. (2004) From state monopoly to a free market of ideas? Censorship in Poland, 1976-1989. Critical Studies: Censorship and Cultural Regulation in the Modern Age, 27, pp. 141-167.

Bates, J. (2004) Projection and denial: the party's treatment of Mickiewicz's works, 1945-1956. Blok(3),

Bates, J. (2004) The censorship of Polish literature in the Stalinist period. In: Berry, R., MacManus-Czubinska, C. and Bates, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Scottish Society for Russian and East European Studies : Papers from the Annual Conferences 1998 and 1999. Scottish Society for Russian and East European Studies, pp. 11-33.

2002

Bates, J. (2002) Cenzura wobec problemu niemieckiego w literaturze polskiej, 1945-1955. In: Dombrovska, D. and Michalowski, P. (eds.) Presja i Ekspresja : Zjazd Szczecinski i Socrealizm. Series: Materialy, konferencje / Uniwersytet Szczecinski (67). Wydawn. Naukowe Uniw. Szczecinskiego, pp. 79-92.

2001

Bates, J. (2001) Poland. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: a World Ecyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn, pp. 1882-1895. ISBN 9781579581350

2000

Bates, J. (2000) Cenzura w epoce stalinowskiej. Teksty Drugie(1-2),

This list was generated on Wed Sep 19 10:48:32 2018 BST.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

Bates, J. (2017) Parables of un-freedom: novels about the Spanish Inquisition in post-1956 People's Poland. Acta Universitatis Lodziensis: Folia Litteraria Polonica, 46(8),

Bates, J. (2005) Stalinism in post-Stalinist literature: a comparative perspective. Irish Slavonic Studies,

Bates, J. (2004) From state monopoly to a free market of ideas? Censorship in Poland, 1976-1989. Critical Studies: Censorship and Cultural Regulation in the Modern Age, 27, pp. 141-167.

Bates, J. (2004) Projection and denial: the party's treatment of Mickiewicz's works, 1945-1956. Blok(3),

Bates, J. (2000) Cenzura w epoce stalinowskiej. Teksty Drugie(1-2),

Book Sections

Bates, J. (2014) Londoners or Glaswegians? Representing Polish economic migrants in Polish and British TV series. In: Skalický, D., Bauer, M., Brdek, Z. and Papoušek, V. (eds.) Jazyky reprezentace. 2, Reprezentace nacionality jako mocenská strategie v literatuře a popkultuře. Nakladatelstvi Akropolis: Praha, pp. 264-275. ISBN 9788074700736

Bates, J. (2014) Wszystkie drogi prowadza do Londynu? Porownanie odcinka Taggarta Tesknota do domu z kilkoma watkami Londynczykow pierwszego sezonu. In: Zwierzchowski, P., Giza, B., Bates, J. and Kosinska, K. (eds.) Polskie seriale telewizyjne. Series: Kino polskie wczoraj i dzis (10). Wyd. Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego: Bydgoszcz, pp. 272-280. ISBN 9788370969943

Bates, J. (2013) Heresy and its afterlives in Communist-era Poland. In: Roach, A.P. and Simpson, J.R. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: medieval and modern perspectives. Ashgate, pp. 1-35. ISBN 9781472411815

Bates, J. (2011) Censoring English literature in people’s Poland, 1948-1967. In: O'Leary, C. and Lázaro, A. (eds.) Censorship Across Borders: The Reception of English Literature in Twentieth-Century Europe. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle, UK, pp. 59-72. ISBN 9781443832182

Bates, J. (2009) Voyager aven Herbert et Chatwin. In: Herbert: Poete Polonais (1934-1998). L'Harmattan: Paris, pp. 73-83. ISBN 9782296076471

Bates, J. (2004) The censorship of Polish literature in the Stalinist period. In: Berry, R., MacManus-Czubinska, C. and Bates, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Scottish Society for Russian and East European Studies : Papers from the Annual Conferences 1998 and 1999. Scottish Society for Russian and East European Studies, pp. 11-33.

Bates, J. (2002) Cenzura wobec problemu niemieckiego w literaturze polskiej, 1945-1955. In: Dombrovska, D. and Michalowski, P. (eds.) Presja i Ekspresja : Zjazd Szczecinski i Socrealizm. Series: Materialy, konferencje / Uniwersytet Szczecinski (67). Wydawn. Naukowe Uniw. Szczecinskiego, pp. 79-92.

Bates, J. (2001) Poland. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: a World Ecyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn, pp. 1882-1895. ISBN 9781579581350

This list was generated on Wed Sep 19 10:48:32 2018 BST.