Sylwia Szostak

Sylwia Szostak

BA/MA Univ. of Warsaw, MA Univ. of Nottingham, PhD Univ. of Nottingham

  • Visiting Fellow in Visual Media and Culture

Sylwia Szostak is Research Associate on the Screening Socialism project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

She recently completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham’s Department of Culture, Film and Media. Her doctoral research examined the impact of international media flows on Polish television in the post-Soviet era, with particular attention to the influence of American fiction television. Her major areas of research interest include television history, development of Eastern European television industries, television programme exchanges, television series production and localisation.

  • Szostak, S. (2015, in press) ‘Format producers in Poland,’ in Andrea Esser and Iain Smith, eds., Media Across Borders: The Localisation of Audiovisual Content, Routledge.
  • Szostak, S. (2014) ‘The Polish TV Fictionscape: Conceptualizing the Shift from Programme Importation to Domestic Revival,’ in Laura Mee and Johnny Walker, eds., Cinema, Television and History: New Approaches, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Szostak, S. (2013) ‘Format Adaptation and Craftsmanship: Interview with Polish Television Writer Agnieszka Kruk,’ Critical Studies in Television 8 (2).
  • Szostak, S. (2013). ‘Imitation, Borrowing, Recycling. American Models and Polish Domestic Drama,’Cinema&Cie. International Film Studies Journal.
  • Szostak, S. (2012): ‘Poland’s Return to Europe – Polish Terrestrial Broadcasters and TV Fiction,’View. Journal of European Television History and Culture 1 (2).
  • Szostak, S. (2012). ‘Post-Transitional Continuity and Change: Polish Broadcasting Flow And American TV Series,’ in Timothy Havens, Anikó Imre, Katalin Lustyik, eds., Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism, Routledge.