Articles written by: Lukasz Wodzynski

Lukasz Wodzynski

Łukasz Wodzyński is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. His area of interest is the history and culture of European modernism, particularly in Poland and Russia. He is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow in Humanities for 2011-2012. Currently he is working on his dissertation, titled "Varieties of Utopian Romance in Polish and Russian Modernist Literature." He ardently loves all forms of imaginative fiction – in both literature and film.

Diary: Witold Gombrowicz
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books

Diary: Witold Gombrowicz

A thinker, a genius, a cultural demonologist, Gombrowicz engages manipulates his reader in a game. Łukasz Wodzyński would welcome another round.

Between Fire and Sleep: Essays On Modern Polish Poetry and Prose
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books / Poetry

Between Fire and Sleep: Essays On Modern Polish Poetry and Prose

Jaroslaw Anders’ book is at once a “farewell…to a certain way of reading” and “one of the best introductions to twentieth-century Polish literature.” Łukasz Wodzyński reviews.

The Other East and 19th-Century British Literature: Imagining Poland and the Russian Empire
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Books

The Other East and 19th-Century British Literature: Imagining Poland and the Russian Empire

The fickle affections of the Great Powers are well known in history. Thomas McLean’s The Other East looks at this unreliable relationship from a literary perspective. Reviewed by Lukasz Wodzynski.

The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Books

The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture

Larry Wolff’s rich and engaging tale about Galicia and its four ethnic groups – Poles, Austrian Germans, Ruthenians and Jews – all of whom assigned a different meaning to the “idea” of Galicia. Reviewed by Lukasz Wodzynski.

A Polish Book of Monsters: Five Dark Tales from Contemporary Poland
2011 Vol 3. No. 2 — Summer / Books

A Polish Book of Monsters: Five Dark Tales from Contemporary Poland

A new translation of eerie stories by contemporary Polish writers. From PIASA Books.