George Z Gasyna PhD

 George Gasyna

Contact Information

3056
Foreign Languages Building
M/C 173
UIUC campus mail
Urbana, IL 61801
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor
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Research Interests

  • Modern Polish literature
  • Joseph Conrad - life and works
  • Witold Gombrowicz - life and works
  • Critical theory
  • Emigration, exile, travel writing
  • Polish-Jewish relations

Education

  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MA, BA, McGill University

Distinctions / Awards

Selected Publications

Books

Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise: Exilic Discourse in Joseph Conrad and Witold Gombrowicz New York & London Continuum 2011.

Edited Books

Gasyna, George Z Ed. Joseph Conrad's Polish Soul: Realms of Memory and Self. (Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives Project; Vol. XXV). By G.W.S. Brodsky New York Columbia University Press 2016.

Journal Articles

Towards Heterotopia: The Case of Trans-Atlantyk Slavic Review 68 4 2009.
The Poetics of the Borderlands: Ryszard Kapuściński’s Poland Polish Review 53 1 2008, p. 53-72.
Rituals at the Limits of Literature. A New Reading of Witold Gombrowicz's Cosmos Sarmatian Review 2007.
Wyprawa na krańce literatury – nowe spojrzenie na Kosmos Kwartalnik Literacki Kresy 2006.
A Mind Divided: Dual Exile of Czesław Miłosz Russian, Croatian and Serbian, Czech and Slovak, Polish Literature (RCSCSPL) 2002.
Life as Intertext: Distance, Deception and Intentionality in Marek Hłasko’s Killing the Second Dog Canadian Slavonic Papers 2002.

Book Contributions

Introduction: Conrad and Brodsky Joseph Conrad's Polish Soul: Realms of Memory and Self. (Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives Project; Vol. XXV). By G.W.S. Brodsky Introduction: Conrad and Brodsky New York Columbia University Press 2016.
Between Exilic Self-Fashioning and Nostalgia of the Return: Some Thoughts on Conrad’s Polish Writings From Szlachta Culture to the XXI Century, Between East and West: New Essays on Joseph Conrad’s Polishness Between Exilic Self-Fashioning and Nostalgia of the Return: Some Thoughts on Conrad’s Polish Writings New York Columbia University Press 2013.
The Nation as Pathology: Representations of Community in Joseph Conrad and Witold Gombrowicz New Perspectives on Polish Culture: Private Encounters, Private Affairs The Nation as Pathology: Representations of Community in Joseph Conrad and Witold Gombrowicz New York Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America/PIASA Books 2012.
Narrative as Transgression in Witold Gombrowicz’s Kosmos and Michel Houellebecq’s The Elementary Particles The Effect of Palimpsest edited by Bozena Shallcross, edited by Ryszard Nycz. Narrative as Transgression in Witold Gombrowicz’s Kosmos and Michel Houellebecq’s The Elementary Particles Edited by Bozena Shallcross, Edited by Ryszard Nycz, Frankfurt Peter Lang 2010.
Sector's Suspicions Alphabet City Vol. 10: The Suspect Sector's Suspicions Cambridge, MA MIT Press 2006.
Inscribing Otherness: Polish-American Writers After the Great Divide Living in Translation: Polish Writers in America. Ed. Halina Stephan Inscribing Otherness: Polish-American Writers After the Great Divide Amsterdam and New York Rodopi 2003, p. 331-377.

Encyclopedia Entries

Marek Hłasko The Literary Encyclopedia London 2018.

Reviews

Gasyna, George Taking Liberties: Gender, Transgressive Patriotism, and Polish Drama, 1786-1989. Sarmatian Review 2017.
Marek Hłasko: Killing the Second Dog Killing the Second Dog, by Marek Hłasko Cosmopolitan Review 2015.
Narrating Post/Communism: Colonial Discourse and Europe’s Borderline Civilization. Slavic Review 2011.
Polish Literature from 1918 to 2000: An Anthology, by Michael J. Mikoś. The Polish Review 2010.
Czesław Miłosz et le vingtième siècle. Slavic Review 2008.
Polish Literature from 1864 to 1918: Realism and Young Poland. An Anthology. Sarmatian Review 2008.