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


  • working on a manuscript entitled Complicating the Female Subject: Gender, National Myths, and Genre in Women’s Inter-War Polish Drama.
  • Distance Manipulation: The Russian Modernist Search for a New Drama. Northwestern University Press, 2000.


  • “’Non-recognition’ and ‘Mourning’: A Means of Change in a Few Polish Inter-War Dramas”. Invited by the peer-reviewed journal Polish Review. Appeared 2014, 59, nr.1..
  • "Wokół rodziny w ‘dramacie kobiecym’ lat trzydziestych” has been accepted for the volume Polonistyka wobec wyzwań współczesności to be published by the University of Opole, Poland in 2014.
  • "Rodzina w dramacie kobiecym: po przełomie 1989 roku, a w latach 30, XX wieku”. Invited by Postscriptum Polonistyczne published by the Silesian University (Uniwersytet Śląski) in Katowice, 2, 8 (2011): 143-157. [appeared 1/ 2012]

Professional organizations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
  • Canadian Association of Slavists
  • Modern Language Association
  • Międzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie Studiów Polonistycznych
  • Consortium for European Studies

Research interests

Polish and Russian Modernist drama, gender and genre studies.

Teaching obligations

All levels of Russian language, literature, and culture.

Curriculum Vitae

E-mail Joanna Kot

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(815) 753-6460