Dr John Bates
- Lecturer in Polish (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)
- 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.
“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).
Areas of supervision:
- Contemporary Polish Culture
- Modern Polish History
- Polish Literature
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).
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)
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
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
The Deep Medieval Structures of Eastern Europe and Russia