Leonard A Polakiewicz

Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • Russian language and literature
  • Chekhov; 19th C. Russian Novel
  • Polish language and literature
Courses Taught
  • Plsh 1101-1102, 3001-3002 - Beginning and Intermediate Polish
  • Plsh 5900 - Advanced Polish
  • Russ 3/5407 - Stories and Plays of Anton Chekhov in Translation
  • Russ 5409 - 19th Century Russian Novel in Translation
  • Russ1101-1102, 3001-3002 - Beginning and Intermediate Russian
  • Plsh 5900 - Topics: Advanced Polish Language and Culture
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Dir. UM-Herzen University, UM-Maria Curie Sklodowska Univ Exchanges: Faculty exchanges , 1986
  • Advisory Board Member: The American University in Poland , 2004--
  • Reviewer of Abstracts: 2005 AATSEEL Conference , 2005
  • Member: AATSEEL Committee on Testing and Professional Development , 2002
  • External Reviewer: M.A. Thesis, Monash University, Australia , 2005 - 2006
  • Examiner for Polish: Yale University's Center for Language Study , 2005--

Research

  • Western Critical Response to Chekhov's The Island of Sakhalin, Russian History--Historie Russe, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2006: Scholarly article, 2004 - 2006
  • Taman' Lermontova, Vory Chekhova i intertekstual'nost', Chekhoviana, forthcoming 2006: Scholarly Article, 2003 - 2006
  • Pozhiznennoe zakliuchenie i smertnaia kazn' u Chekhova, Univ. of Iuzhno-Sakhalinsk Press: Scholarly article, 2004 - 2006
  • Polish-English bilingualism: a case study in individual language shift, International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, forthcoming 2006: Scholarly article, 2004 - 2006
  • Kniaginia Chekhova -- Diagnoz -- nartsissicheskoe rasstroistvo lichnosti: Scholarly article, 2005

Outreach

  • Consultant: Pol-Am Newsletter Editorial Staff, 1990
  • Consultant: Twin Cities Saturday School of Polish, 1985
  • Consultant: Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota, 1990
Publications
  • Tsvety zapozdalye: Eksperimental'nyi rasskaz Chekhova. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Chekhov Museum in Taganrog--Lukomor'e, pp. 125-158, 2004.
  • The Theme of Protest and The Protesting Hero in Chekhov's Writing. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio FF Philologia, Vol. XIV/XV, pp. 491-507, 1997.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR FIFTEEN MODERN POLISH SHORT STORIES. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Agencja Wydawniczo-Handlowa AD, 216 pp., 1994.
  • Rasskaz starshego sadovnika Chekhova: Narodnyi rasskaz?. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Brega Tavridy, Vol. 2-3, pp. 207-220, 2003.
  • Polish Language Textbooks and ReadersCurrently Used in the United States, The Learning and Teaching of Slavic Languages and Cultures. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Slavica Publishers, pp. 563-588, 2000.
  • POLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING FRAMEWORK. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Joanna Radwanska-Williams and Waldemar Walczynski, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, 274 pp., 2002.
  • Ostrov Sakhalin v otsenke zapadnoi kritiki. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Brega Tavridy, No. 6, pp. 260-266, 2005.
  • INTERMEDIATE POLISH: A CULTURAL READER WITH EXERCISES. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, 492 pp., 1999.
  • Dialogicity Extended: Lermontov's Taman' as Intertext to Chekhov's Thieves. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Transcultural Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 169-190, 2005.
  • Chekhov's THE ISLAND OF SAKHALIN and Dostoevsky's NOTES FROM A DEAD HOUSE as Penological Studies. Polakiewicz, Leonard, Canadian-American Slavic Studies, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 397-421, 2001.
Awards
  • University College Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota1995
  • President's Award for Outstanding Service2003
  • National Teacher of the Year Award, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languges1994
  • National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Ronald Walton Award2006
  • Morse Amoco/Alumni Teaching Award, University of Minnesota1992
  • Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Distinguished Service Medal1992
  • College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher Award1978
  • Herzen University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Distinguished Service Award2002
  • Cavalier's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland1999
  • Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota1999