An American in Poland during martial law (and later)


This story was featured in: Episode 7

Bernard Koloski has been writing about American writer Kate Chopin for more than thirty years. A professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, he is the author of Kate Chopin: A Study of the Short Fiction and has published editions of Chopin’s At FaultBayou Folk, and A Night in Acadie.

Since 2005 he has been in charge of the website

In has lectured overseas: as a Fulbright professor in Poland (1981-1984), in India (2012), and as an exchange professor in Russia (1999).

Bernard Koloski’s father was Polish and his mother was Slovak, but the parents’ languages were not spoken at home.


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  1. I was a student of Professor Koloski at the time when he was in Katowice. It has been an amazing experience to hear his voice again.
    I do remember the times he talked about in the interview, but also the way he taught American literature here.