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Visiting Fellowshipat the Library of Congress       Bohdan Piasecki
Background• When   Application submitted in 2008   Visit lasted from 01.10.2008 to    31.01.2009• What   Project entitl...
Amenities• Accommodation   Craigslist   Waiting game• Kluge Center   Workspaces   Common areas• Collections   Newspap...
Support• Kluge Center Staff   Academic advice   Practical advice   Networking suggestions• Kluge Center scholars     C...
Benefits• Added value   Unique sources led to innovative    reasearch   Fellow scholars helped expand    theoretical bas...
Other Advantages• Networking   Kluge fellows   Kluge staff• Social aspect   Lasting friendships   New activities• Livi...
After DC• Current activities   Viva passed in 01.2011, graduated in    06.2011   Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, ...
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Project entitled "Contemporary Polish Poetry in English translation in the United States of America: a study of the critical reception in newspapers and journals published after 1980

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Dr Bohdan Piasecki presentation

  1. 1. Visiting Fellowshipat the Library of Congress Bohdan Piasecki
  2. 2. Background• When  Application submitted in 2008  Visit lasted from 01.10.2008 to 31.01.2009• What  Project entitled “Contemporary Polish Poetry in English translation in the United States of America: a Study of the Critical Reception in Newspapers and Journals Published after 1980”  Project represented one of the four chapters in dissertation
  3. 3. Amenities• Accommodation  Craigslist  Waiting game• Kluge Center  Workspaces  Common areas• Collections  Newspapers  Journals  Rare books (incl. non-Anglophone)
  4. 4. Support• Kluge Center Staff  Academic advice  Practical advice  Networking suggestions• Kluge Center scholars  Conversations  Brown bag lunches  Work in progress presentations  Lectures• Library staff  Specialised advice  Research help  Database skills
  5. 5. Benefits• Added value  Unique sources led to innovative reasearch  Fellow scholars helped expand theoretical base• Productivity  Single most productive period in my time as a PhD student  Environment facilitates concentration and rewards hard work
  6. 6. Other Advantages• Networking  Kluge fellows  Kluge staff• Social aspect  Lasting friendships  New activities• Living in Washington  Election year  Poetry  Music and arts scene
  7. 7. After DC• Current activities  Viva passed in 01.2011, graduated in 06.2011  Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Birmingham starting 01.2012  Regional Programme Coordinator, Apples and Snakes• Contact  bo.pias@gmail.com  wordra.in
  8. 8. Thank you!

Project entitled "Contemporary Polish Poetry in English translation in the United States of America: a study of the critical reception in newspapers and journals published after 1980

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