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Beth Holmgren, Professor of Polish and Russian Studies

Beth Holmgren
Contact Info:
Office Location:  316 Languages Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3140
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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Polish 288s.01, 21st cent east european film Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 129, Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
  • Polish 298s.01, Polish cinema Synopsis
    Languages 320, M 07:00 PM-09:30 PM

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

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


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

  1. Holmgren, B. "Rethinking the Biography of the Actor and Entertainer." Pamietnik Teatralny 71.3 (January, 2022): 11-13. [doi]
  2. Holmgren, B. "Ganbare! Workshops on Dying." Literary Journalism Studies 14.1 (2022): 146-149.
  3. Goscilo, H; Holmgren, B. "Polish Cinema Today A Bold New Era in Film."  Rowman & Littlefield, August, 2021: 382 pages.  [abs]
  4. Holmgren, B. "The Mire and The Mire ’97. Dir. Jan Holoubek. South Africa: Showmax; Poland: Studio Filmowe Kadr, 2018, 2021. Dist: Netflix. 50 minutes. Color.." Slavic Review 80.4 (2021): 902-903. [doi]
  5. Holmgren, B. "Poland 1945: War and Peace." Literary Journalism Studies 13.1-2 (2021): 202-204.

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