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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Dr Stanley Bill

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Position(s): 
University Senior Lecturer in Polish Studies
Department/Section: 
Slavonic Studies
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 016
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Stanley Bill works largely on twentieth-century Polish literature and culture, and on contemporary political discourse in Poland. He has particular interests in populist discourse, postcolonial interpretations of Polish cultural and political history, the poetics of the body, religion and secularization, and Polish-Ukrainian relations. He has written on monism and pluralism in Polish politics, postcolonial theory in the Polish context, legacies of Polish Romanticism, and the works of Czesław Miłosz, Bruno Schulz, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

He is Chair of the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES). 

He is founder and editor-at-large of the news and opinion website Notes from Poland, where he also hosts the NfP Podcast

Dr Bill worked at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków before coming to Cambridge. He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University in the United States. He originally hails from Perth, Australia.

Dr Bill welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research plans relevant to his interests.

Published works: 

 

Selected Publications:

Selected Translations (from Polish):

  • "Undula," by Bruno Schulz, Notes from Poland (11 July 2020).
  • The Mountains of Parnassus, by Czesław Miłosz (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).
  • The Old Axolotl, by Jacek Dukaj. Digital novel with illustrations by Marcin Panasiuk and Alex Jaeger (Warsaw: Allegro, 2015).
  • Miłosz and the Problem of Evil, by Łukasz Tischner (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2015).
  • Totalitarian Speech, by Michał Głowiński (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishers, 2014).
  • “The Plunderer’s Daughter,” by Jacek Dukaj. Tarnów: 1000 Years of Modernity (Warsaw: 40000 Malarzy, 2011).