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Eliza Rose
Assistant Professor and Laszlo Birinyi Sr., Fellow in Central European Studies

Intellectual Biography & Awards

My areas of research include the visual cultures and literature of Poland, Yugoslavia and East and Central Europe, with a special focus on science fiction. My research considers how changing paradigms in technology, science and industry alter how people live together, work together, and visualize their future together. I consider how utopian thought survived the Stalinist period and still persists today. I locate my research at the intersection of science and technology studies, the environmental humanities, and the critical humanities. My current book project is a cultural history of industrial arts patronage in the long 1970s in Poland. I am an author of science fiction, and my stories can be found in Interzone, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Galaxies SF.

Recent Publications

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Civic Voyeurism. Józef Robakowski’s Aerial Views of the Commons.” View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture, no. 26, 2020

Fallow Fields: Crises of Masculinity and Ecology in Piotr Andrejew’s Tender Spots” in Cinema and the Environment in Eastern Europe, ed. Lukas Brasiskis and Masha Shpolberg (volume under review with Berghahn Books)

“Krystyna Gryczełowska: Monitoring the Centre from its (Bleeding) Edge” (forthcoming in Anti-Atlas: Towards a Critical Area Studies, UCL Press, 2020)

“Ewa Mazierska’s Poland Daily” (Book review forthcoming in Frames Cinema Journal, Winter, 2020)

Diana Lelonek: The Center for Living Things (Translation – Galeria Arsenał w Poznaniu, forthcoming in 2020)

Shapeshifting: Eisenstein as Method (Translation – Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2018)

How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions (Translation – Hamburger Bahnhof, 2018)

Czas Kultury 2/2017: Personal Archive (Translation)

Book Reviews:

Ewa Mazierska’s Poland Daily,” Frames Cinema Journal, Spring 2020


Miejsce, no. 6: 2020, ed. Luiza Nader and Piotr Słodkowski

Joanna Sokołowska, “Site of Therapy” in Eastern Sugar, ed. Maja & Reuben Fowkes, Sternberg Press (forthcoming).

Diana Lelonek: The Center for Living Things, Arsenal Gallery in Poznań, 2020.

Necros: Toward an Ontology of the Dead Body and Human Remainsby Ewa Domańska (book manuscript in preparation and under review)

Frequently Taught Courses

  • GSLL 481: Grand Hotels and Empty Fields: Inventing Central Europe through Culture
  • GSLL 83: We, Robots: Identifying with our Automated Others in Fiction and Film
  • GSLL 287: Into the Streets: 1968 and Dissent in Central Europe
  • PLSH 401: Elementary Polish I
  • PLSH 402: Elementary Polish II
  • PLSH 403: Intermediate Polish I
  • PLSH 404: Intermediate Polish II

Dr. Rose’s Upcoming Course Offerings

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