Joanna Kot - NIU - Foreign Languages & Literatures


Joanna Kot

Joanna Kot

PhD, The University of Chicago, Polish and Russian literature
MA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, comparative literature
BA, The University of Chicago, Polish and Russian language and literature

Selected publications


Distance Manipulation: The Russian Modernist Search for a New Drama. Northwestern University Press, 2000.


"Body/Mind and Female/Male: Behind the Facades of Polish Women's Drama" accepted for publication in a refereed festschrift by Slavica.

"Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska's Baba-Dziwo: Experimenting with the Popular." Canadian Slavonic Papers 46:3-4 (September-December), 343-359.

"Distancing in Zinaida Gippius 'Svjataja krov'." Slavic and East European Journal 40:4 (Winter 1996), 649-666.

(With Jana Hashamova). "Alienation as Expressed through Silence in Anton Chexov's Drama Three Sisters." Slavica Gandensia 22 (1995), 111-126.

Professional organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Canadian Association of Slavists

Research interests

I am interested in experimental modernist drama, early 20th -century feminist drama, and theories of modernity. At present I am working on a study of form vis à vis feminist content in Polish "women's drama" of the 1930s.

Teaching obligations

All levels of Russian language, literature, and culture.

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Watson Hall 312
(815) 753-6460