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Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

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Polish Studies at Stanford University

The Institution

Stanford University has long been renowned for its academic excellence and reputation.

Polish Study Courses

History 222B/322B Colloquium: Circles of Hell---Poland in World War II @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Not available
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jolluck, K.
Slavic 133/233 Poles and Others: Literature and Modern History of Poland @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The physical and cultural territories of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth have long been objects of contest. The 20th century witnessed two or three rebirths of Poland and one or two deaths; a belated modernization of Polish society; the final inclusion of Polish-speaking peasants and burghers in a Polish national identity; and the exclusion of Jews, Germans, Lithuanians, Belarusans, Ukrainians, and others from the state and participation in a partially shared culture.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Frick, D.

Language Instruction

The Stanford Language Center offers Beginning and Intermediate Polish in its Special Language Program for those students whose academic work, or personal, professional, and research interests involved the use of a less commonly taught language. @

Poland-Related Courses

History 119 Aristocracies and Absolutism: Early Modern Eastern Europe, 1400-1800 @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course examines East Central Europe in the early modern period (l4th to l8th centuries). It puts particular emphasis on the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Poland, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus'), and brings in the Czech lands and Hungary as comparison and contrast.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Kollmann, N.
History 125 C 20th Century Eastern Europe @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Not available
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jolluck, K.
History 225D East European Women & War in the 20th Century @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Not avaailable
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jolluck, K.
Slavic 133A/233A Deviating from Dogma: Film in East Europe from 1956 to 1968 @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Filmic development in the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and German democratic republic. The films of Andrei Tarkovskii, Andrzej Wajda, Miklos Jansco, Milos Forman, Vero Chytilova, and Konrad Wolf try to break the old canon of representation (the legacy of Social Realism of UFA) in connection with political and cultural changes in their countries and under the influence of international filmic development (from Italian neorealism to French nouvelle vogue).
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Bulgakova, O.

Faculty

Bulgakova, Oksana Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, Stanford University @
Ph.D., Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin, 1982
Phone: (650) 326 90 05 / Fax: (650) 649 31 10 / E-Mail: oksana@stanford.edu
MAJOR INTERESTS: Eastern European Cinema
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
COURSES
Jolluck Katherine, R. Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Stanford University @
Ph.D., Stanford
Phone: (650) 723-1884 / Fax: (650) 725-0597 / E-Mail: jolluck@stanford.edu
MAJOR INTERESTS:Women in Eastern Europe; women and war; and women under communism
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
BOOKS
  • Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union during World War II , University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002
Kollmann, Nancy S. Professor of Russian History, Stanford University
Ph.D., Harvard University
Phone: (650) 723-9475 / Fax: (650) 725-0597 / E-Mail: kollmann@stanford.edu
MAJOR INTERESTS: Intersection of political practice and social values in early modern Russia
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
COURSES
Safran Gabriella Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures @
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1998
Phone: 950-723-4414/ Fax: (650) 725-0011 / E-Mail: gsafran@stanford.edu
MAJOR INTERESTS Literature, Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Russian Empire
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
BOOKS
  • Rewriting the Jew: Assimilation Narratives in the Russian Empire, Stanford University Press, 2000
Simons Thomas, Jr. Consulting Professor, History, Stanford University @
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1963
MAJOR INTERESTS: Central and East European history and culture
POLAND RELATED ACTIVITIES:
APPOINTMENTS
  • U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1990-1993).
BOOKS
  • Eastern Europe in the Postwar World, St. Martin's Press, 1991, 1993
  • The End of the Cold War?, St. Martin's Press, 1990



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