Polish Culture in Britain: Literature and History, 1772 to the Present

Maggie Bowers (Editor), Benjamin Dew (Editor)

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This edited volume explores the historical, cultural and literary legacies of Polish Britain, and their significance for both the British and Polish nations. The focus of the book is twofold. First, it investigates the history of Polish immigration and the ways in which Polish immigrants have conceptualised their own experiences and encounters with Britain and the British. Second, it examines how Poles and Poland have been represented by Anglophone writers in both fictional and non-fictional forms of discourse. Inevitably, these issues are intertwined. Polish experiences of Britain have been shaped, in part, by British ideas about Poland, just as British notions of Poland have been transformed by the emergence of large and culturally active Polish communities in the UK. By studying these issues together, this volume develops a wide-ranging and original analysis of Polish Britain.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages269
ISBN (Electronic)9783031321887
ISBN (Print)9783031321870, 9783031321900
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2023


  • Poland
  • migration
  • World War
  • European Union
  • Anglophone literature
  • Polish communities
  • Polish partitions
  • émigré culture
  • literary history
  • comparative literature


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