Knut Andreas Grimstad

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Research interests

  • Poland and national identity discourse after 1989
  • Polish-Jewish cultural relations
  • Language and literature in contemporary Poland
  • Polish contemporary drama
  • Russian literature and culture
  • Literary translation studies

Background

  • 2020-2022: Professor II in Russian Culture, Department Language and Culture, University of Tromsø
  • 2014-: Professor of Polish, Department of literature, area studies and European languages, University of Oslo
  • 2005-14: Associate professor of Polish, Department of literature, area studies and European languages, University of Oslo
  • 2002: Associate professor of comparative literature, Department of nordic studies and comparative literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (substitute) 
  • 2001-04: postdoctoral research fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Project: Imagining the West. Perceptions of the Western Other in Modern and Contemporary Eastern Europe and Turkey
  • 2001: PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Specialization: Comparative literature
  • 1993-94: BA, MA School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London. Specialization: Polish and Russian, literature
  • 1988: Diploma, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Specialization: Polish language and literature

Teaching

Polish language and literature, Russian literature and culture, comparative literature, literary translation

Tags: Polish, Polish literature, Russian literature, East European Studies, Comparative literature, Translation Studies

Publications

Books

Ed. assistant (to Ursula Phillips), Polish literature and transformation 1989-2011 (Polonistik im Kontext 2), Berlin, 2013, 320 pp.

Styling Russia: Multiculture in the Prose of Nikolai Leskov (Slavica Bergensia 7), Bergen, 2007, 256 pp.

Ed. (with Ursula Phillips), Gender and Sexuality in Ethical Context: Ten Essays on Polish Prose, (Slavica Bergensia 5), Bergen, 2005, 287 pp.

Ed. (with Ingunn Lunde), Celebrating creativity: essays in Honour of Jostein Børtnes, Bergen, 1997, 350 pp.

 

Selected articles

“Niemożliwa autentyczność i bycie ‘pomiędzy.’ Wygnańcza powieść Gombrowicza w Norwegii,” Światowa historia literatury polskiej. Interpretacje (The World History of Polish literature. Interpretations), eds. M. Popiel & T. Bilczewski, Jagiellonian University Press: Kraków, 2019, 15 pp., forthcoming 

“What Jews Meant to Gombrowicz, or: Philo-Semitism as a Strategy for Identity Formation,” Slavonic and East European Review, 95 (4), 2017, 625-647.

“Shmontses,” Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, ed. D. Diner, vol. 5, Stuttgart, 2014, 468-472.

“Polish Holocaust after testimony, or the relevance of Piotr Paziński’s The Boarding House,” Polish literature and transformation 1989-2011, ed. U. Phillips, Berlin, 2013, 189-202.

“Widziane z podwójnego oddalenia, czyli odzyskiwanie pamięci w powieści Piotra Pazińskiego Pensjonat,” Po zaborach, po wojnie, po PRL: polski dyskurs postzależnościowy dawniej i dziś, eds. H. Gosk & E. Kraskowska, Cracow, 2013, 219-235.

“What Europe means for Poland. The front-page coverage of Independence Day in Gazeta Wyborcza 1989-2009”, Transforming National Holidays: Identity Discourse in the West and South Slavic countries, 1985-2010, eds. L. Šarić et al, Amsterdam, 2012,  271–296.

“Polsko-żydowskie gry kabaretowe, czyli próba akulturacji Juliana Tuwima”, Polonistyka bez granic. Wiedza o literaturze i kulturze, eds. Ryszard Nycz et al, Cracow, 2010, 515-526.

“The Rhetoric of Absence: Representing Jewishness in Post-Totalitarian Poland,” Contesting Europe’s Rim. Cultural Identities in Public Discourse (Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 29), eds. L. Saric et al. London, 2010, 203-217.

“Transcending the East-West? The Jewish Part in Polish Cabaret in the Interwar-Period,” Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instiuts (Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook) 7, Ruprecht, 2008, pp. 161-188.
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“Gombrowicz mellom fjord og fjell: Umodenhetsproblematikken sett med norske øyne,” Röster om Gombrowicz, eds. A. Bodegård et al, Stockholm, 2010, 85-100.

“Performing Bolshevism” or, The Diverse Minority Idiom of Isaak Babel,” Landslide of the Norm: Language Culture in Post-Soviet Russia, eds. I. Lunde & T Roesen, Bergen, 2008, pp. 235-262

“L'homoérotisme sublimé, ou comment maîtriser le passé polonais,” Gombrowicz – une gueule de classique?, ed. Małgorzata Smorąg-Goldberg, Paris, 2007, pp. 231-41.

“Gombrowicz’s “Gender Trouble” or, the Problem of Intimacy in Possessed,” Gender and Sexuality in Ethical Context: Ten Essays on Polish Prose (Slavica Bergensia 5), eds. K. A. Grimstad & U. Phillips, Bergen, 2005, pp. 222-253.

“A coincidence no less unthinkable than any other”: On Gendered Sensibility in the Poetry of Wisława Szymborska, Wisława Szymborska. A Stockholm Conference. May 23-2, 2003, eds. L. Neuger & R. Wennerholm, Stockholm, 2006, pp. 93-106.

 

  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2017). What jews meant to Witold Gombrowicz, or: Philosemitism as a strategy for identity formation. Slavonic and East European Review.  ISSN 0037-6795.  95(4), s 625- 647 . doi: 10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.4.0625
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2014). Shmontses, I: D. Diner (red.),  Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Bind 5.  Verlag J. B. Metzler.  ISBN 978-3-476-02500-5.  Artikkel.  s 468 - 472
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2013). Polish Holocaust after testimony, or the relevance of Piotr Paziński’s The Boarding House, In U. Phillips (ed.),  Polish literature and transformation 1989-2011.  LIT Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-643-90289-4.  kapittel.  s 189 - 202
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2013). “Widziane z podwójnego oddalenia, czyli odzyskiwanie pamięci w powieści Piotra Pazińskiego Pensjonat,”, I: Hanna Gosk & Ewa Kraskowska (red.),  (P)o zaborach, (p)o wojnie, (p)o PRL. Polski dyskurs postzależnościowy dawniej i dziś.  Universitas.  ISBN 97883-242-2244-5.  kapittel.  s 219 - 235
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2012). What Europe means for Poland. The front-page coverage of Independence Day in Gazeta Qyborcza 1989-2009, In Ljiljana Saric; Karen Gammelgaard & Kjetil Rå Hauge (ed.),  Transforming National Holidays: Identity Discourse in the West and South Slavic Countries, 1985-2010.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 978-90-272-0638-1.  12.  s 271 - 296
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2010). Gombrowicz mellom fjord og fjell: Umodenhetsproblematikken sett med norske øyne, I: A. Bodegård (red.),  Röster om Gombrowicz.  Stockholms universitets förlag.  ISBN 978-91-87290-98-5.  kapittel.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2010). Polsko-zydowskie gry kabaretowe, czyli proba akulturacji Juliana Tuwima, I: Ryszard Nycz (red.),  Polonistyka bez granic. Wiedza o literaturze i kulturze.  Jagiellonian University Press.  ISBN 9788324213764.  kapittel.  s 515 - 527
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2010). The Rhetoric of Present Absence: Representing Jewishness in Post-Totalitarian Poland, In Ljiljana Saric; Andreas Musolff; Stefan Manz & Ingrid Hudabiunigg (ed.),  Contesting Europe's Eastern Rim: Cultural Identities in Public Discourse.  Multilingual Matters.  ISBN 9781847693242.  kapittel.  s 203 - 2018
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009). Polsko-żydowskie gry kabaretowe, czyli Juliana Tuwima próba akulturacji. Teksty drugie.  ISSN 0867-0633.  3(116), s 47- 63
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Det nærværende fraværs retorikk: Om fremstillingen av jødiskhet i det posttotalitære Polen, I: Ingunn Lunde & Susanna Witt (red.),  Terminal Øst. Totalitære og posttotalitære diskurser.  Spartacus.  ISBN 978-82-304-0034-0.  kapittel.  s 47 - 62
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Transcending the East-West? The Jewish Part in Polish Cabaret in the Interwar-Period, In D. Diner (ed.),  Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instiuts (Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook) nr 7.  Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  ISBN 978-3-525-36934-0.  kapittel.  s 161 - 188
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2007). Gombrowicz et ses stratégies transatlantiques, I: M Tomaszewski (red.),  Witold Gombrowicz entre L’Europe et L’Amérique.  Presses Universitaires du Septentrion.  ISBN 978-2-85939-945-0.  kapittel.  s 115 - 126
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2007). L'homoérotisme sublimé, ou comment maîtriser le passé polonais, I: Małgorzata Smorąg-Goldberg (red.),  Gombrowicz – une gueule de classique?.  Institut d'études slaves.  ISBN 978-2-85939-945-0.  kapittel.  s 231 - 241
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2006). L'homoérotisme sublimé, ou comment maitriser le passé polonais: Gombrowicz et ses stratégies transatlantiques, Entre L’Europe et L’Amérique, I: M Tomaszewski (red.),  Witold Gombrowicz et son débat avec la destinée.  Lille.  ISBN 00-0000-000-0.  artikkel.  s 231 - 241
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2006). Rewolucyjny eksperyment Izaaka Babla, czyli dlaczego dwuznaczność jest tak istotna w opowiadanich z tomu 'Armia Konna', I: W. Bolecki (red.),  Dzieła – języki – tradycje.  IBL.  ISBN 00-0000-000-0.  artikkel.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2006). ‘A coincidence no less unthinkable than any other’: On Gendered Sensibility in the Poetry of Wisława Szymborska, In Leonard Neuger & Rikard Wennerholm (ed.),  Wisława Szymborska. A Stockholm Conference. May 23-2, 2003.  Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien.  ISBN 91-7402-356-X.  artikkel.  s 93 - 106
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2006). “Performing Bolshevism” or, The Diverse Minority Idiom of Isaak Babel, In I. Lunde & T Roesen (ed.),  Landslide of the Norm: Language Culture in Post-Soviet Russia.  Universitetet i Bergen.  ISBN 8290249314.  kapittel.  s 235 - 262
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2005). Beyond Identity Politics, or the Polish Past Mastered: Transatlantic Strategies in the Writings of Witold Gombrowicz. Slavonica.  ISSN 1361-7427.  (10), s 53- 68
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2005). Gombrowicz’s "Gender Trouble" or, the Problem of Intimacy in "Possessed". Slavica Bergensia.  ISSN 1501-8954.  5, s 222- 253
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas & Phillips, Ursula (2005). Introduction: Entering into Ethics. Slavica Bergensia.  ISSN 1501-8954.  5, s 7- 17
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2004). Strategie transatlantyckie w powojennej tworczosci Gombrowicza, I: W. Bolecki & R. Nycz (red.),  Narracja i tozsamosc (II). Antropologiczne problemy literatury.  Instytut Badań Literackich PAN.  artikkel.  s 401 - 410
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "Slavic Émigré Writers and the �Nationalist� Function of Homosexuality". Motskrift : tidsskrift for språk og litteratur.  ISSN 0800-0727.  2, s 17- 25
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). Homosexual desire in revolutionary Russia: The regulation of sexual and gender dissent. Slavonic and East European Review.  ISSN 0037-6795.  81, s 758- 760
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2002). "A Baroque Harbinger of the Polish Novel: Delving into Jan Pasek's Memoirs,", In [Mangler fornavn] [Mangler etternavn] (ed.),  Motskrift.  [Mangler utgivernavn].  s 57 - 67
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2002). "Co zdarzylo sie na brygu Banbury? Gombrowicz, erotyka i prowokacja kultury,". Teksty drugie (Gombrowicz w tekstach drugich).  (3), s 57- 69
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2002). "The Globalization of Biography: On Multilocation in the Transatlantic Writings of Witold Gombrowicz, 1939-1969,". Trondheim Studies on Eastern European Cultures and Societies.  ISSN 1501-6684.  (10), s 2- 23

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  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2007). Styling Russia: Multiculture in the Prose of Nikolai Leskov. Russisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen.  ISBN 978-82-90249-32-3.  256 s.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas & Phillips, Ursula (ed.) (2005). Gender and Sexuality in Ethical Context: Ten Essays on Polish Prose. Dept. of Russian Studies, IKRR, University of Bergen.  ISBN 82-90249-30-6.  286 s.

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  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2012). Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form. Comparative Cultural Studies. Slavonic and East European Review.  ISSN 0037-6795.  90(2), s 334- 336
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2011). "Commemmorating ‘March 1968’ or, how Poland’s serious newspapers grapple with the legacy of antisemitism". Key speaker at the inauguration of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe (GCE-HSG), University of St Gallen, 18 May 2011.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2011). “‘Geniusz żydowskości.’ Kosmopolityzm i uczestnictwo Żydów w polskim przedwojennym kabarecie.”.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2011). “Josef Grabowski - in memoriam”. Foredrag i Det jødiske museet i Trondheim, 3-4 september 2011.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2011). “Meeting with Mira”. Interview with Polish-Jewish contemporary artist Mira Aleksiun, Trondheim festival of Jewish culture, 3-4 September 2011.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2011). Revisiting the Other Side: Mnemonic Strategies in Piotr Paziński’s “The Boarding House”.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2010). Commemorating March 1968 or, how Polish Newspapers Grapple with the Legacy of Antisemitism.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2010). “What Jews Mean for Poland, or the Leagacy of Anti-Semitism in ‘the New Polish Press’”.
  • Lothe, Jakob; Grimstad, Knut Andreas & Scherr, Rebecca (2010). Når livsløgner står for fall [samtale om Abi Morgans "Blendverk"].
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009). Baksnakk.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009). Baksnakk.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009, 27. april). Innslag om Nikolaj Gogol i “Bok i P2”. [Radio].  NRK, P2.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009, 07. august). Innslag om det jødiske bidrag til polsk populærkultur i mellomkrigstiden. [Radio].  Musikkredaksjonen P2, NRK.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009, 07. august). Innslag om klassisk musikk og dens betydning for den polske nasjonalfølelsen. [Radio].  Musikkredaksjonen P2, NRK.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009). Polish-Jewish intellectuals in interwar popular entertainment: The case of Julian Tuwim.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2009). Polscy intelektualiści żydowskiego pochodzenia w kulturze popularnej okresu międzywojennego. Midrasz.  ISSN 1428-121X.  4(144), s 31- 39
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Baksnakk.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Meaningful boundary encounters: Representing Jewishness in post-totalitarian Poland.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Polish-Jewish cabaret games or, Julian Tuwim’s experiment at acculturation.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Polish-Jewish intellectuals in interwar mainstream entertainment,1918-1939: an unfinished adventure?.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Polish-Jewish intellectuals in interwar popular entertainment.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Polsko-żydowskie gry kabaretowe, czyli próba akulturacji Juliana Tuwima.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Saving Graces or, ambiguous eroticism: transatlantic strategies in Witold Gombrowicz.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2008). Transcending the East-West Divide? Cosmopolitanism in Polish Interwar Cabaret and the Jewish Participation.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2007). “Fraværets retorikk - fremstillingen av ‘jødiskhet’ i det posttotalitære Polen”.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2007). Prinsesse Iwona.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2006). Transcending Westernness? Cosmopolitanism in Polish Interwar Cabaret and the Jewish participation.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). ‘A coincidence no less unthinkable than any other’: On Gendered Sensibility in the Poetry of Wisława Szymborska.
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). Dan Healey, Homosexual Desire and Revolutionary Russia: The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent. The Slavonic and East European Review.  81, s 758- 760
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "Gendered Sensibility in the Poetry of Wislawa Szymborska.".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "Homosexuality in Two Postwar Slavic Émigré Writers .".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). Irmhild Christina Sperrle, The Organic Worldview of Nikolai Leskov (Studies in Russian Literature and Theory ), Evanston IL, Northwestern University Pres. The Russian Review.  62
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "Queering the Transatlantic Exile: Nabokov, Gombrowicz and the �Nationalist � Function of Homosexuality.".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "Transtalantic Strategies in the Writings of Witold Gombrowicz.".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "What Happened on the Banbury? On Gombrowicz, Eroticism and the Provocation of Culture".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2003). "�A coincidence no less unthinkable than any other�: On Gendered Sensibility in the Poetry of Wislawa Szymborska.".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2002). "'Ikke noe femi-greier!' -- om kjønn og etnisitet i Gogols roman Taras Bulba.".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2002). Roar Lishaugen, Den seksuelle forbannelsens dikter. Homoseksuell tematikk i Jiri Karasek ze Lvovics 1890-tallslyrikk,Meddelelser, 1999, 82, Oslo. The Slavonic and East European Review, 80..  s 325- 328
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2002). "The Transatlantic Writings of Witold Gombrowicz.".
  • Grimstad, Knut Andreas (2001). Styling Russia. Structuring Mechanisms in the Prose Fiction of Nikolai Leskov.

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