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1. Mazurska, Joanna Maria. Making sense of Czeslaw Milosz: a poet’s formative dialogue with his transnational audiences.

Degree: PhD, History, 2013, Vanderbilt University

My dissertation explores the multi-channeled dialogue between Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), the Polish poet and Nobel laureate, and his transnational audiences, over the half century following World War II. The principal methodological innovation of my project consists of thinking of intellectuals like Milosz as products of a give-and-take process in which their identity is gradually shaped and catalyzed in dialogical interaction with their audiences. This dissertation sheds light on the ways Milosz’s audiences deployed Cold War politics and the cultural repertoire of Polish Romanticism in order to co-author the poet’s identity and written works according to their political, moral, and intellectual needs. Engaging literature in the fields of East-Central European History and Intellectual History, I explore Milosz’s dialogue with his audiences, ranging from his flight from the Stalinized Poland of the 1950’s to his subsequent involvement in debates over anti-communism in the West, from his resettlement as a poet and professor of literature in California to his 1981 return to Poland as a moral hero of the Solidarity dissident movement. My dissertation uses Milosz's case not only as a vantage point for reflection on the formative processes that influence the social role and cultural identity of intellectuals, but also provides a lens into the critical issues of the epoch: nationalism, communism, and globalism in the context of the remarkable realignments of power and society that took place during the Cold War and in the century’s final decade. Advisors/Committee Members: Marci Shore (committee member), Helmut W. Smith (committee member), Frank Wcislo (committee member), Meike Werner (committee member), Michael Bess (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: literature and politics in 20th century East Central Europe; exilic literature; Polish dissident movement; intellectuals and poetry and politics; Czeslaw Milosz; Kultura (Polish emigre monthly)

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APA (6th Edition):

Mazurska, J. M. (2013). Making sense of Czeslaw Milosz: a poet’s formative dialogue with his transnational audiences. (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13254

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mazurska, Joanna Maria. “Making sense of Czeslaw Milosz: a poet’s formative dialogue with his transnational audiences.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Accessed May 06, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13254.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mazurska, Joanna Maria. “Making sense of Czeslaw Milosz: a poet’s formative dialogue with his transnational audiences.” 2013. Web. 06 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Mazurska JM. Making sense of Czeslaw Milosz: a poet’s formative dialogue with his transnational audiences. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2013. [cited 2021 May 06]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13254.

Council of Science Editors:

Mazurska JM. Making sense of Czeslaw Milosz: a poet’s formative dialogue with his transnational audiences. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13254


Vanderbilt University

2. Williford, Thomas J. Armando los espiritus: Political Rhetoric in Colombia on the Eve of La Violencia, 1930-1945.

Degree: PhD, History, 2005, Vanderbilt University

In Colombia in the 1930s and 40s, both Liberal and Conservative politicians increasingly made claims about the opposition that contributed to the creation of a discursive framework for the perpetrators of eliminationist political violence during La Violencia (1946-1964), a period when militants in both parties committed brutal assassinations and massacres against defenseless civilians, leaving nearly 200,000 dead. As in other cases of eliminationist political violence in the twentieth century, the rhetoric on the eve of La Violencia relied on conspiracy theories that attached perceived domestic enemies to international cabals bent on destroying la patria. Liberals were depicted as being part of an worldwide Judeo-Masonic plot against Christianity, while Conservatives were presented as soldiers in a Nazi-Falangist conspiracy against democracy and progress. Many party members believed these conspiracy theories because they were grafted onto a pre-existing nationalistic tropes concerning the two parties, dating from the nineteenth century, and because the politicians had “professionalized,” presenting themselves as experts deserving respect because of their specialized knowledge based on advanced study, travel abroad, and the proper use of Spanish. Advisors/Committee Members: Carlos Jauregui (committee member), J. Leon Helguera (committee member), Jane Landers (committee member), Helmut W. Smith (committee member), Marshall Eakin (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Latin America; political catholicism; anticlericalism

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APA (6th Edition):

Williford, T. J. (2005). Armando los espiritus: Political Rhetoric in Colombia on the Eve of La Violencia, 1930-1945. (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13410

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Williford, Thomas J. “Armando los espiritus: Political Rhetoric in Colombia on the Eve of La Violencia, 1930-1945.” 2005. Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Accessed May 06, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13410.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Williford, Thomas J. “Armando los espiritus: Political Rhetoric in Colombia on the Eve of La Violencia, 1930-1945.” 2005. Web. 06 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Williford TJ. Armando los espiritus: Political Rhetoric in Colombia on the Eve of La Violencia, 1930-1945. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2005. [cited 2021 May 06]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13410.

Council of Science Editors:

Williford TJ. Armando los espiritus: Political Rhetoric in Colombia on the Eve of La Violencia, 1930-1945. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2005. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13410

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