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Ms. Aneta Stepien

Visiting Research Fellow (Centre fro European Studies)


Aneta Stępień holds a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature (2014) from the University of Surrey and MA in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw, where she also obtained a diploma of Polish Lektor. She has been teaching Polish language and culture since 2003, working with refugees for PAH (humantiarian organization) and teaching at the "Polnicum" Center at the University of Warsaw. Before joining the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies in 2013, she taught at the University of Surrey and, between 2007-2010, at the University of Glasgow. Her teaching in Trinity includes contemporary Polish literature and film, gender and Holocaust, and European Studies.
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IARCEES, Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies May 2014 present
International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) 2015
EAHS, The European Association for Holocaust Studies November 2017 present
'"Folk-lore", Modernism and Psychoanalysis in the Works of Isaac Bashevis Singer' in, editor(s)Olaf Terpitz and Marianne Windsperger , Places and Media of Encounters. Transfer, Mediality and Situativity of Jewish Literatures. , Brill (in press), 2018, [Aneta Stępień], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Aneta Stępień,, 'Using Memes to Extinguish Sexism'., NOTCHES, Blog on Histories of Sexuality, (13 March), 2018, Notes: [Republished by Public Seminar, New York based magazine of The New School for Social Research's magazine, 12 April 2018.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Aneta Stępień, Shame, Masculinity and Desire of Belonging. Reading Contemporary Male Writers. , Bern, Peter Lang, 2017, vii - 293pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Aneta Stepien, Prick-lit and prick-politics. Philip Roth's Jewish masculinity in JFK's America, Masculinity in Writing and Politics., University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 15 June 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Aneta Stepien, The Role of the Association of Jewish Writers and Journalists in Warsaw in Interwar Poland. The Perspectives of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Zusman Segalovitsh, Irish Slavonic Studies, 26, 2017, p177 - 194, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
'Let's talk about sex" po polsku. Tabu seksualności w praktyce glottodydaktyki polonistycznej' in, editor(s)A. Małyska, K. Sobstyl , Tabu w Procesie Globalizacji Kultury, Lublin, Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2016, pp141 - 167, [Stępień, A., Kajak P. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Aneta Stepien, Association of Jewish Writers and Journalists in Warsaw, 1916-1939, 40th Annual Conference of IARCEES. Individuals and Institutions in Europe and Eurasia, University of Maynooth, 6 - 8 May 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Aneta Stepien, Modernism, diaspora and the body in the autobiographical works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Places and Media of Encounters. Transfer, Mediality and Situativity of Jewish Literature, International Comparative Literature Association XXIst Congress, University of Vienna, 26 - 27 July 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Aneta Stepien, The good change in Poland, Behind the Headlines: Undermining Democracy: Challenges to Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, Trinity College Dublin, 14 June , 2016, Trinity Long Room Hub, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  URL
Aneta Stepien, Sex in the shtetl: what sexual underworlds in the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer tell us about the politics of sexuality in Yiddish culture, Sex and Sexuality in East-Central Europe: Past and Present, Central European University, Budapest, 16-17 October 2015, 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Award Date
Trinity Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme 2015-16
Irish Research Council New Foundations 2014
PhD scholarship; Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science 2010
Gender studies, Polish literature of the 19th and 20th century and its intersections with history and memory, Jewish/Yiddish studies, legacies of the first wave of feminism, history and culture of East and Central Europe.