Ksenia Shmydkaya on gendered epistemologies of literary criticism

Ksenia Shmydkaya participated in the three-days workshop Gendering Epistemologies – Gender and Situated Knowledge Perspectives from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe organised by the PECEE Research Group in Czechia on 13-15 October 2022. She gave a paper entitled “Woman’s metaphors and universal truths: on one episode in Poland’s interwar intellectual life.”

Ksenia Shmydkaya, ‘Revolution, She Wrote’: Thesis Defence, 7 November 2022

We are proud to announce that on November 7, 2022 at 11.00, Ksenia Shmydkaya will defend her doctoral thesis:

“Revolution, She Wrote: Historical Representation in the Interwar Works of Stanisława Przybyszewska, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Olga Forsh”.

The public defence will take place in Tallinn University hall M648. The wider audience can follow the defence and ask questions from the degree applicant in Zoom.


Liisi Keedus, Professor at Tallinn University

 Julia Kuznetski, Professor at Tallinn University


Catriona Kelly, Honorary Professor at Cambridge University

Zsófia Lóránd, Marie Curie Fellow at Cambridge University

The doctoral thesis is available in Tallinn University Digital Library ETERA.

Zoom link to the Defense.

Ksenia Shmydkaya on the Polish debates about the French Revolution

Ksenia Shmydkaya presented parts of her doctoral research, under the title “Debating the French Revolution in Interwar Poland: The Danton Case and Its Echoes,” at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Intellectual History. The Conference, dedicated to Histories of Knowledge, took place at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, on 12–15 September 2022.