Polish Women Writers on Their Way Through Europe Webinar
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 16.00 CET
In the lecture held by Dr Lucyna Marzec from Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland will speak about travels of two prominent women writers.
The presentation concerns the international business and literary travels of poet Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna (1892-1983) and writer Zofia Nałkowska (1884-1954) in the interwar period. The writers travelled around Europe (the Balkans, Scandinavia, the West) for various reasons: Iłłakowiczówna as a secretary to Józef Piłsudski, marshall of Poland, Nałkowska as a member of the PEN Club and the Polish Writers’ Union and an author of dramas staged in foreign theatres. They established network contacts as part of Poland’s social, political and cultural elite with circles of intellectuals from other countries. In the presentation dr Lucyna Marzec will compare their intimate travel and literary records, their way of experiencing and describing journeys to the same places and in the same company of writers and diplomats.