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.

Henry Mead on ‘The Fall of the Fall in Literary Modernism’, 21 April 2022

On 21 April, Henry Mead delivered a paper entitled ‘The Fall of the Fall in Literary Modernism’ at ‘Inventing the Secular’, a conference in New College, University of Edinburgh, organised by the ‘Literature and Religion’ research group (University of Bergen), the Scottish Network for Religion and Literature (University of Edinburgh), and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (University of Edinburgh).