Halina Filipowicz

Halina Filipowicz is a professor of Polish literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. She is the author of A Laboratory of Impure Forms: The Plays of Tadeusz Różewicz and coeditor of The Great Tradition and Its Legacy: The Evolution of Dramatic and Musical Theater in Austria and Central Europe.

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Taking Liberties · Gender, Transgressive Patriotism, and Polish Drama, 1786–1989
By Halina Filipowicz

As narrow, nationalist views of patriotic allegiance have become widespread and are routinely invoked to justify everything from flag-waving triumphalism to xenophobic bigotry, the concept of a nonnationalist patriotism has vanished from public conversation.

“Current debates [over nationalism and patriotism] make Halina Filipowicz's new monograph all the more timely. This deeply engrossing work … demonstrates Filipowicz’s broad knowledge of Polish culture and her outstanding ability to tell a good story. The book provides a history of political theater in Poland, a history of political discourse at key moments in Polish history, and insight into the world of Polish thought for the last two hundred and thirty years … [It will be] a great resource for scholars and students of Polish thought from the Enlightenment forward.”

Slavic and East European Journal