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Beth Holmgren, Professor of Polish and Russian Studies and Professor of Theater Studies and Chair

Beth Holmgren
Contact Info:
Office Location:  316 Languages Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3140
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page:   https://duke.academia.edu/BethHolmgren

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • Polish 102.01, Elementary polish Synopsis
    Languages 312, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Russian 383.01, The actress Synopsis
    Old chem 116, M 06:15 PM-08:35 PM
  • Ses 490s.01, Special topics Synopsis
    Languages 208, Tu 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
Education:

Ph.D. Harvard University1987
B.A.Grinnell College1975
Specialties:

Russian
Women's Studies
International Comparative Studies
Research Interests: performing arts studies, women's studies, culture and the market, cross-cultural representations

Areas of Interest:

Russian literature and culture
Polish literature and culture
Slavic culture in the diaspora
Russian and Polish theater
Russian and Polish film

Duties:

Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies,
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Holmgren, B. "The Cabaret Song: Its Multi-Ethnic Pedigree and Transnational Adventures, 1919-1968." Being Poland A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918 (October, 2018).  [abs]
  2. Holmgren, B. "Warsaw Is My Country The Story of Krystyna Bierzynska, 1928-1945."  Jews of Poland, February, 2018: 132 pages.  [abs]
  3. Holmgren, B, trans. Jerzy Jurandot. Literary Encyclopedia Ed. Sandru, C; Koropeckyj, R.  (2017).
  4. Holmgren, B. The Cult of Forbidden Thoughts: The Big Green Tent by Liudmila Ulitskaya, translated by Polly Gannon.  Women'S Review of Books 33.4 (July, 2016): 12-13.
  5. Hashamova, Y; Holmgren, B; Lipovetsky, M. "Transgressive women in modern Russian and east European cultures: From the bad to the blasphemous."  Routledge, January, 2016: 1-216. [doi]  [abs]

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