The Byre World: In Conversation with Monika Szydlowska

  • Margarita Vaysman (Organiser)
  • Finer, E. (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a public festival/exhibition/event


As Director of CRSCEES, I have managed and organised this event, presented by Dr Emily Finer.
Monika Szydlowska is an author of a popular webcomic Na Emigracji that illustrates the experiences of Polish immigrants in the UK. The blog had been maintained since October 2013 and read by more than 10,000 fans. By using a style reminiscent of comic illustration it relates the trials and tribulations of immigrants who have decided to move to the British Isles. They are frequently comical – either through laying bare prevailing stereotypes (on both sides) or through making wry observations of cultural differences. Dr Emily Finer (Dept of Russian, University of St Andrews) joins Monika Szydlowska for a discussion of her work that has been recently published as a book Do You Miss Your Country? (2016).
Period14 Feb 2018
Event typeOther
LocationSt AndrewsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational