The Polish Diaspora in the UK and Ireland. Migrations in Literature and Culture since 2004

Poles in the British Isles. Migrations in Literature and Culture is a virtual archive that attempts to demonstrate how post-accession migrations of Polish people to the British Isles have influenced contemporary literature and culture. The Archive is divided into three main parts: Literature, Culture, and Critical Texts.

The literary section includes the bibliography (featuring books by Polish, Irish, and British writers that have been published since 2004 and that allude to the recent migrations of Poles), the profiles of the authors whose works are mentioned in the bibliography, and the listing of Polish literary groups and publishing houses in the United Kingdom. The cultural section focuses on the representations of Polish migrants in film and theatre productions, and the Critical Texts section aims at gathering the academic writings which trace the impact that the post-enlargement migration of Poles has had on literature and culture in Poland, Ireland and Great Britain.

The main aim of the Archive is to provide research material for scholars in a number of fields, such as political science, sociology, and cultural and literary studies. We also hope that it will be useful to readers interested in migrant literature.

The Archive came into being as a part of the international project no. DEC-2011/01/B/HS2/05120, which is run at the University of Łódź with the financial assistance from the National Science Centre. More information about the undertaking can be found in the Project section.

Permissions: We would like to give our sincere thanks to all authors, agents and publishing houses for granting us permissions to publish the book excerpts, interviews, photo documentation, articles, etc. in this Archive. Every attempt has been made to contact copyright holders where needed. If there are any omissions, please let us know.

All rights reserved: No part of the Archive may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the editors.

The website is under construction. We will be gradually filling it in with the missing information. If you have noticed any mistakes, please let us know via email: