Thompson, Ewa M. 1937-

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THOMPSON, Ewa M. 1937-

(Sally Boss, Ewa Majewska Thompson)

PERSONAL: Born August 23, 1937, in Kaunas/Kowno, Lithuania; naturalized U.S. citizen, 1971; daughter of Jozef S. (an accountant) and Maria (a teacher; maiden name, Adamowicz) Majewski; married James R. Thompson (a university professor), January 26, 1967. Ethnicity: "Polish American." Education: University of Warsaw, B.A., 1963; Sopot Conservatory of Music, M.F.A., 1963; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1967. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Dogs.

ADDRESSES: Home—142 Stoney Creek, Houston, TX 77024. Office—Department of Slavic Studies, MS 32, Rice University, 6100 S. Main, Houston, TX 77005. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, associate professor of Slavic languages, 1973–74; Rice University, Houston, TX, faculty member, 1974–, currently professor of Slavic studies.

MEMBER: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, American Association of Slavic and East European Languages, Philadelphia Society.


Russian Formalism and Anglo-American New Criticism, Mouton and Co. (The Hague, Netherlands), 1971.

Witold Gombrowicz, Twayne (Boston, MA), 1979.

Understanding Russia: The Holy Fool in Russian Culture, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1987.

(Editor) The Search for Self-Definition in Russian Literature, Rice University Press (Houston, TX), 1991.

Imperial Knowledge: Russian Literature and Colonialism, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2000.

Columnist. Contributor of articles and reviews to Slavic and English professional journals, sometimes under pseudonym Sally Boss, including Slavic Review, Slavic and East European Journal, and Modern Age. Editor, Sarmatian Review, 1988–.

Understanding Russia has been translated into Chinese and partially reprinted in Shamanism: Critical Concepts in Sociology Volume 2, edited by Andrei Znamensky Routledgem 2004. Imperial Knowledge and Witold Gombrowicz have been translated into Polish and published in 2002 and 2002, respectively. The Ukranian translation of Imperial Knowledge will appear in 2006.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on nationalism, identity, and memory.

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