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Teresa Podemska-Abt Teresa Podemska-Abt i(A50242 works by) (a.k.a. Teresa Podemska)
Born: Established: 1952 Wroclaw,
Eastern Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Teresa Podemska-Abt was born in 1952 in Wrocław, Poland. In 1981 she emigrated to Australia and undertook a postgraduate Bachelor of Education and Master of Education at the University of Adelaide, graduating in 1987. She also holds an MA degree in Polish Philology (Theory of literature and Criticism) from the University of Wrocław and PhD degree in Indigenous Studies (Aboriginal Literature) from University of South Australia. Podemska-Abt has made her home in Adelaide where she continues to research, translate and publish on matters relating to Australian literature and migration.

A Polish-language article about Podemska-Abt, discussing her volume of poetry Żywe sny (Live Dreams) and collaboration with illustrator Magda Burzyńska-Bartczak, can be found here. The article includes links to a number of poems from Żywe sny.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH, POLISH
  • Other contributions include:

    • "Taste good iny?": Images of and from Australian Indigenous Literature Jared Thomas speaks with Teresa Podemska-Abt in Text Matters. A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture (2011)
    • 'Translating multiculturalism'. In: Rozmowy o Komunikacji 4. Ed. G. Habrajska. Oficyna Wydawnicza Leksem, Łask, p. 129-152. (2010)
    • Indigenous Literature, an ambivalent question of self. In: Rozmowy o Komunikacji 3. Problemy komunikacji społecznej. Ed. G. Habrajska. Oficyna Wydawnicza Leksem, Łask, pp.171-184. (2009)
    • Kangur w potrzasku. Postkolonialne kulisy australijskiego ZOO. Czas Kultury, nr 6, pp.42-48. (2007)
    • Pomieszały mi się światy. OzPol: Adelaide, Australia. (1995)
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