Prof.Dr hab. Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak

Prof.Dr hab. Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak
Position Professor of English Literature
Department Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies
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About me - Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr hab. Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak

Professor of English Literature

Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies/Institute of English/Faculty of Letters

  1. Research priorities

My recent research interests  have been developing in two directions entering two distinct areas of study: (1) cultural studies, involving comparative and interdisciplinary investigations  of literary and non-literary phenomena, and (2) literary theory, text analysis, and interpretation, i.e. hermeneutic pursuits.

 The interdisciplinary studies I pursue concentrate on the city as a modern as well as contemporary episteme and, further, on the evolution of ways and methods of knowing and representing citiness, where the visual turn gives in to the relational. The interest in urban transformations, and their representation in texts (essays, contemporary drama, fiction, non-fiction, life-writing, film,) includes the traditional concept city approach as well as the processual urbanity produced by globalisation, gentrification, non-territorial networks, and planetary urbanism. The present research focuses on the search for and application of new theories and new epistemologies for understanding the urban process. My special field of study is modern drama and, currently, the writing of Ivan Vladislavić, a contemporary South African writer.
Literary analysis and interpretation concerns primarily the paratextual surround produced in connection with the publications of contemporary plays in English after 1950. In this area, my research interest focuses on the relations between paratexts (mainly peritexts) and the main texts in reference to genre, narrative structure, constructions of authorship and forms of life-writing.

Keywords: literature in English; culture studies; literature and politics; the city/urbanism in literature, culture and social sciences; cultural geography; the city in fiction,  non-literary texts, film and drama; drama after 1950; visuality;
paratexts in editions after 1950; drama and narratology

      2. Academic degrees, titles and positions


2015:             Professor of English Literature (titular professor)     

2007:             Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Wrocław

2005              Dr.phil.habil (doctor philosophiae habilitatus) in literary studies, English Literature

                       Philological Faculty, University of Wrocław


1991              Ph.D in Humanities; specialisation:  literary studies

                       Adam Mickiewicz Uiversity in Poznaniu

                       Assistant Professor, University of Wrocław

                       Senior Lecturer, University of Wrocław

                       Lecturer, University of Wrocław

                       Instructor, University of Wrocław

1981              MA in English Literature

                       (University of Wrocław, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

         4. Honours


2004 Wrocław University Rector’s Prize for Outstanding Research Achievements

2013 Wrocław University Rector’s Prize for Outstanding Research Achievements


1995 Wrocław University Rector’s Prize for Outstanding Organizational Achievements

1998 Wrocław University Rector’s Prize for Outstanding Organizational Achievements

1999 Wrocław University Rector’s Prize for Outstanding Organizational Achievements

2000 Wrocław University Rector’s Prize for Outstanding Organizational Achievements


        5. Membership in Scientific Societies


Polish Association for the Study of English

European Association for the Study of English

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English 

       6.      Teaching and supervision

Lecture:History of English Literature until 1700

Monograph lecture: Representations of the city in fiction and non-fiction: from concept to experience.

English literature (Part I) until 1700

Seminars and electives: The concept city: acropolis – necropolis or overground and underground cities.

Seminars: 2010-2013


Seminar 1: Contemporary British drama: 1990-2010

Seminar 2: Film adaptations: drama on stage and screen

Seminar 3: Literary places and space

       7. Supervision of BA theses, MA theses and doctoral dissertations

  • BA theses > 100
  • MA theses>120
  • PhD 4

2010 Marcin Tereszewski, The Aesthetics of Failure: Inexpressibility in the  Works of Samuel Beckett, [The Aesthetics of Failure: Inexpressibility in Samuel Beckett’s Fiction. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014] Completed summa cum laude.

2011 Ludmiła Makuchowska, Elements of Scientific Discourse In John Donne’s Eschatological Poetry.Completed summa cum laude.

2013 Katarzyna Karwowska, Constructing Literary Places in the Selected Works of John Maxwell Coetzee [Literary Spaces in the Selected Works of J.M. Coetzee], Peter Lang GmbH, 2014]. Completed summa cum laude. 

2013 Wojciech Zawisza Drąg, Narrative, Wound, Spectre: Representations of Memeory In the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro [ Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro] ]Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014] Completed summa cum laude.

8. Current supervision of doctoral dissertations:

Tina Oziewicz, Między dyskursami. Dekonstrukcje wybranych dyskursów kulturowych w   eseistyce Virginii Woolf, Simone Weil i Mileny Jesenskiej.; (przewód otwarty)

Robert Kielawski,Male scrutiny: masculinity in British drama in the 1990s, (przewód otwarty)

Ewa Błasiak, Powrót moralitetu do współczesnego dramatu brytyjskiego, “The       Return of Morality      Play Tradition in the Twentieth-century Anglophone Drama,”  (przewód otwarty 28.02.2017)

Elżbieta Litwin, Film jako tekst kultury zbudowany na emocjach i podtekście: współzależności      semiotyczne akcji psychologicznej w kontekście słowa mówionego i języka filmu w wybranych adaptacjach filmowych „Romea i Julii” Williama Szekspira.



Editorial work and reviews
9. Editorial work

Editor in-Chief  of Anglica Wratislaviensia               2013(tom 51) –
Co-editor of Book Series Silesian Studies in Anglophone Cultures and Literature, Peter Lang ( co-edition with Ryszardem Wolnym) 2014 (vol 1) –

Spectrum of Emotions; From Love to Grief. Ed. W. Drąg and Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak, Peter Lang, 2016.Alternate Life-Worlds In Literary Fiction. Ed.  Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak with Zdzisław Wąsik and Teresa Bruś).  Philologia Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia vol.6 Wroclaw: Philological School of Higher Education School Publishing, 2011.
 PASE Papers. Studies in Cultureand Literature. Ed.Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak with Anna Cichoń) Wrocław: Oficyna Wydawnicza Atut. 2009.
PASE Papers in Literature and Culture.Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English. Ed. Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak.Wrocław: Aksel. 2000.
10. Membership in Editorial Boards and advisory committees
Anglica Wratislaviensia
Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature (Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Opolski)
Academic Journal of Modern Philology, Polish Academy of Science, Wrocław
Interactions Journal (Ege University, Bornova, Turkey)
Analyses/Rereadings/Theories: A Journal Devoted to Literature, Film and Theatre, Łódź
Award Committees
Member of the ESSE Book Award Committee for Literature and Area Studies 2016
Head of the ESSE Book Award Committee for Literature and Area Studies 2018
Head of the Polish Society for the Study of English Award for Young Scholars Committee
Membership in scientific committees -– conferences
2008 Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English (member)
2015 Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Uniwersytet Wrocławski,
2015 Borderlands/Edgelands, TU Dresden (co-presiding with prof. Stefan Horlacher)
2016 Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Uniwersytet Śląski,    Katowice(member)
2017 Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Uniwersytet Gdański (member)
2018 Konferencja ESSE, Brno. Seminarium: The life of the text: Paratext in/as life writing
            (scientific committee: co-presiding with  Eva C. Karpinski, York University. Toronto, Canada)
2019 Konferencja PASE, Poznań UAM. Seminarium: Adaptation is inclusive: blending novelty and tradition.
            (scientific committee: co-presidnig with Jacek Fabiszak, UAM, Poznań).
2020-2021 Konferencja ESSE, Lyon. Seminarium: Hybrid Transtextualities: Adaptation and the Aesthetics and Politics of Form.
             (scientific committee:co-presiding  - Eva C. Karpinski, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University,                 Toronto,; Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak, English Literature and Comparative Studies, Faculty of Letters,                       University of Wrocław, Poland, and Jacqueline Petropoulos, English Studies,                             Glendon College, York University, Toronto,

11. Regular reviewing for journals

Interactions (Ege University, Bornova, Turkey)

Text Matters; Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature (Łódź);

Acta Neophilologica (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego);

Acta Philologica (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature (Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Opolski)
Anglica Wratislaviensia (do 2011)
AVANT. Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies (Uniwersytet Warszawski; Polska Akademia Nauk)
Orbis Linguarum (Instytut Filologii Germańskiej, Uniwersytet Wrocławski)

Linguistic Investigations;

12. Reviews for Publishers and book reviews for journals



2017 Neil Brenner (ed.) Implosions/Explosions. Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization”, Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2014.
2015  Anna Gręda, Film Adaptations of Contemporary British Drama: Theatricality and Mythologization, Wyd. Wydziału Filologicznego, 2015.
2015 Urban Amazement, Moniki Kowalczyk-Piasecznej oraz Marty Mamet Michalkiewicz (red.), Uniwersytet Śląski.
2014 Poisoned Cornucopia: Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance across Literatures and Cultures,Ryszard Wolny oraz Stankomir Nicieja (red.)
2012 Ryszard Wolny,  Patrick White: Australia's Poet of the Mystic Landscapes of the Soul (recenzja wydawnicza habilitacji)
2010 Stankomir Nicieja,  In the Shadow of the Iron Lady. Thatcherism as a Cultural Phenomenon and its Representation in the Contemporary British Novel (rec wydawnicza publikacji podoktorskiej)
2009 Mariusz Marszalski, The Metaphysical Perspective in the Drama of Sam Shepard, David Rabe and David Mamet (recenzja wydawnicza habilitacji)
2008 Litter, Waste and Rubbish, red. Tadeusz Rachwał, Wyższa Szkoła Psychologii Społecznej (rec. wydawnicza monografii)
2001 Philip Armstrong. Shakespeare’ Visual Regime. Tragedy, Psychoanalysis and the Gaze. Palgrave.
13. Reviewing work: habilitation procedure
2008 Małgorzata Nitka, Uniwersytet Śląski, Katowice
Railway Defamiliarisation. The Rise of Passengerhood in the Nineteenth Century
2013 Teresa Bruś, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Life Writing as Self-Collecting in the 1930s: Cecil Day Lewis and Louis MacNeice
2015 Edyta Lorek-Jezińska, Uniwersytet im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Hauntology and Intertextuality in Contemporary British Drama by Women Playwrights
2016 Grzegorz Trębicki, Uniwersytet Jeleiogórski
Worlds So Strange and Diverse
2016 Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
Televised Classics: The British Classic Serial as a Distinctive Form of Literary Adaptation
2016 Izabela Morska, Uniwersytet Gdański
Glorious Outlaws: Debt as a Tool in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction
2017 Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Yes to Solidarity, No to Opression: Radical Fantasy Fiction and Its Young Readers
14. Reviewing work: doctoral dissertations (PhD)

1.Paulina Mirowska, The Micropolitical Dimension of Harold Pinter’s Dramatic Writing, Uniwersytet Łódzki, 2011
2.Barbara Leftih, Strategie obserwacji w kulturze i literaturze amerykańskiej końca dziewiętnastego i początku dwudziestego wieku, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, 2008.
3.Katarzyna Wasylak, Monistic Cosmologies In Modern Mythopoeic Fantasy: Rejection of Transcendence in Favor of Immanence in Selected Works of Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Pullman and Nancy Farmer (Kosmologie monistyczne we wspólczesnej fantasy mitopeicznej: odwrót od transcendencji ku immanencji w wybranych powieściach Ursuli K.Le Guin, Philipa Pullmana i Nancy Farmer , Uniwersytet Wrocławski, 2012
4.Katarzyna Ojrzyńska, Dance in Selected Works of Contemporary Irish Dramatists as a Reflection of Social Changes in Ireland (Taniec w wybranych utworach współczesnych dramatopisarzy irlandzkich jako odzwierciedlenie zmian społecznych w Irlandii) , Uniwersytet Łódzki, 2013
5. Monika Izbaner, The colonised mind of Scotland. multi-faceted national identity in Scottish literature, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, 2014
6. Aleksandra Lubczyńska, The Intersection between Camp and Postmodernism Illustrated through Classic, Cult,
Queer, and Contemporary American Cinema („Kino amerykańskie lat 30., 70. i przełomu

wieków - w perspektywie queer theory i studiów nad campem, Uniwersytet Opolski, 2016.
7. Monika Sarul, The Variety of Points of View on th Wars in Iraque and Afghanistan in Selected Contemporary British Plays, Uniwersytet Łódzki, 2017.
Administrative work
  • 7. Administrative work


  • 1993-1996:                 Deputy Director of the Institute of English (Teaching)                     
  • 1997-2002:                 Deputy Director of the Institute of English (General and Finance)
  • 1993-2002:                 Director of Evening Studies ( BA and MA Studies)
  • 2006-2009:                 Head of the Department of English and American Literature           
  • 1997-2002:                 Head of the 19th and 20th-Century English Literature Section                                
  • 2009–                         Head of the Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies
    • (sabbatical:  23.02.2017-23.02.2018)


  • 8. Other administrative work and membership in organisations


  • 2001-2011:                 Vice-President of the Polish Association for the Study of English                                                                                                      (Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Akademickich Filologii Angielskich)   
  • 2019-2022:                 Komisja Nauk Filologicznych PAN (członek)                      


  • 2012-2018:                 President of the  Polish Association for the Study of English (Stowarzyszenie                                                                                   Nauczycieli Akademickich Filologii Angielskich)                
  • 2012-2018:                 Board member of the European Society for the Study of English     
  • 2016-2017:                 Board Auditor for the European Society for the Study of English                                                                                                        Member of recruiting committees at the University of Wrocław : Recruiting
  •                                    Committee for Doctoral Students
  • 2013, 2015                 Faculty of Letters, University of Wrocław) Head of the Recruiting Committee for MA Students, 2018
  • 2015–                         Quality Assurance and Evaluation in Higher Education Committee, Institute of English,
  •                                    University of Wrocław
  • 2016-2020:                 Member of the University Senate’s Committee of Ethics                            
  • 2018                            Vice-Chair of the University Senate’s Committee of Ethics                                                 
  •                                    Member and Chair of MA Diploma Exam Committees

            2007–                         The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (member)


  • 8. Organization of conferences and co-organisation


  • Co-organisation as President of PASE of the annual conferences of the Polish Association for the Study of English in the years 2013-2018 .
  • 2015 Borderlands/Edgeland, TU Dresden
Research and development: Publications, conference presentations, lectures, scholarships and projects

8. Research and development

8.1  List of publications

8.1.1 Monographs

1.Shakespeare and the Controversy over Baroque, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. Wrocław, 1994.

2. The Visual Seen and Unseen: Insights into Tom Stoppard’s Art. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 2004.

3.  From Concept-City to City Experience: A Study in Urban Drama. Wrocław: Oficyna Wydawnicza Atut, 2013.

            8.1.2 Articles

53. (2018) "In search of New Epistemology of the Urban in the Writing of Ivan Vladislavić", Brno Studies in 
English, Vol. 44, No. 2 : 105-129.

52.  (2018) “From Peritext to Text: Constructing Authorship in David Hare’s Selected Plays” , Academic Journal of Modern Philology.

51. (2017) “The Politics of Looking Back: Negotiating the Thatcher Legacy”, In: Between Page and Stage: Scholars and Theatre-makers. vol. 10. Gdańsk: WUG. Edited by Tomasz Wiśniewski and Martin Blaszk, 2017.

 50. (2017) “Review article: Neil Brenner (ed.) Implosions/Explosions. Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization”, Polish Journal of English Studies, 2.1: 89-96 (2016).ISSN 2543- 5981

49. (2017) “Attempts on the ‘life’ of Johannesburg: Ivan Vladislavić’s Use of the City Portrait Genre.” Anglica Wratislaviensia, 55; 47-68.

48. (2017) E. “Fear of Multilingualism and the Uses of Nostalgia in Ivan Vladislavić’s The Restless Supermarket.” In: Mydla J., Poks M., Drong L. (eds) Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: Literature and Culture Studies. Second Language Learning and Teaching. Springer, Cham; 3-15.

47. (2017) Caryl Churchill’s Artificial and Orificial Bodies: Between Subjective and Non-Subjective Nobody’s Emotion or Affect. In: Andrzej Wicher and Rachel E. Burke (eds) Text Matters: A Journal of Theory and Culture. vol.7; 330-352.

46."From a Politics of Nation to a Politics of Citizenship", Diversity and Homogeneity. The Politics of Nation, Ethnicity and Gender. Ed. Joanna Kruczkowska and Paulina Mirowska. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. 2016.7-23.

45. Gentrification, Revitalisation and Storytelling: Constructions of the East End in Selected Writings by Philip Ridley. Moderne Sprachen. Vienna 2015 (59.2), 149-165.

44. “Forms of Togetherness in Contemporary Urban Drama,” Interactions Journal (Ege University), 2014.

43.“Eroticism in and of the City: The Question of Approach”, Text Matters: A Journal of Theory and Culture, No. 3, Eroticism and Its Discontents, 2013.

42.“Troping the City of Johannesburg in Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavić. Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia 50, 2012.

41.“Urban Drama and De/Reterritorialisation: The Question of Approach,” in: Change and Challenge ed. Murat Erdem, Lois R. Helmbold, Atilla Silkü, Esra S. ÖztarhanIzmir, Bornova: Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, 2012.


40. “Caryl Churchill’s Dream Matrix: Representation/Intervention and Its Discontents.” Opole 2010.

39. “Writing London in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Wrocław.2010

38. “Towards political theatre: from commodification to communal art: ‘above sex ... above politics’ ” Heidelberg, 2010.

37. “Locating the country/city dichotomy in the plays of Martin Crimp” Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia 48, 2010.27-36.

36. “’Monuments to orderly understanding’ or the Rhetoric of Collecting in Some Modern Plays,” Studies in English. Proceedings of the International Conference of English and American Studies 7-8, 2009. Silesian University of Opava. Czech Republic. (ed.) Michaela Nahlikova and Marie Crhova. Slezka Univerzita w Opave: Opava 2010. 428-447.

35. “The Exhibited in the Order of Exhibition: Adaptations for the Stage.” Exploring Space: Spatial Notions in Cultural, Literary and Language Studies: Volume 1: Space in Cultural and Literary Studies. Ed. Andrzej Ciuk and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars  Publishing, 2010. 290-299.

34. “Pilgrim’s Progress in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi”. Studies in English Drama and Poetry. Vol 2. Uniwersytet Łódzki 2010. 57-74.

33.Wstęp do wyd. Hamleta Wroclaw. 2009.

32. “The uses and abuses of language – groping for the boundary” Zeszyty Wydziału Humanistycznego. Vol. 3.Zdzisław Wąsik, Józef Zaprucki (red.) Jelenia Góra: Kolegium Karkonoskie w Jeleniej Górze, 2009.


31. “Adaptations of Visual Material: Paintings, Drawings and Maps,”   Adaptations. Performing Across Media and Genres. Monika Pietrzak-Franger and Eckart Voigts-Virchow (eds.). Contemporary Drama in English (Trier).Vol. 16. 2009.


30. “The Alchemy of the Body: Transformation and Resistance in a Selection of Modern Plays,” The Body. Readings English and American Literature and Culture 2. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow(ed.) Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego: Opole, 2009.


29.“Imagining the City of Man in Arnold Wesker’s Their Very Own and Golden City” Images of the City. (ed.) A. Rasmus and M.Cieślak. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.


28.“The Question of Probing Boundaries, Estimating Distances and Establishing Bearings in a Selection of Postmodern Plays,” Pase Papers 2008. Studies in Culture and Literature. Wrocław: Oficyna Wydawnicza Atut, 2009.


27. “The Paranoid Eye and the Panoptic Eye of Surveillance” Drama Criticism.(eds) Schoenberg Thomas J., Lawrence J. Trudeau Gale (Cengage Learning), 2008.


26. “The Theatrical/Dramatic „Geographies”: The Dilemma of Place and Space,” Literature and/in Culture. Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL Jana Pawła II, Lublin, 2008.


25.“The question of the  theatrical and the panoptic, with reference to The Treatment and Long Day’s Journey into Night,” Pase Papers 2007. Vol 2. Studies in Culture and Literature. Ed. W.Kalaga, M. Kubisz, J.Mydla. Katowice: Agencja Artystyczna PARA, 2008.


24. “Approaching Nomad Communities and Concepts, with Reference to Handbag and Mnemonic,” Community and Nearness. Readings in English and American Literature and Culture, ed. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow, Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole, 2007.



23.“Tableaux Vivants or Visual Prologues in a Selection of Modern Plays,” Silesian Studies in English 2006 International Conference of English and American Studies. Slezska Univerzita v Opave, 2007.


22. “The Theological and the Protestant Model of Pilgrimage: Insights into Shakespeare” PWST Wałbrzych. Roczniki Naukowe: Języki Obce vol. XIII, z. 3, 2007.


21.„Wokół projektu Wybrzeża Utopii Toma Stopparda: w poszukiwaniu horyzontów” Myśl wędrująca. Księga pamiątkowa dla Tadeusza Sławka. Red. Ilona Dobosiewicz, Jacek Gutorow i Ryszard W. Wolny. Uniwersytet Opolski. Opole, 2006.


20. “Visuality in Early Modern Studies and the Problem of Perspective,” PWST Walbrzych. Roczniki Naukowe: Języki Obce vol. IX, z. 2, 2006.


19.“The Rhetoric of Science and Drama: Beyond the Faustian Myth,”  Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia XLIII, 2005.


18.“Seeing Things and Being Seen: Distorted Scopic Regimes in Some Modern Plays,” Seeing Things: literature and the visual, Papers from the Fifth International British Council Symposium. Publié avec le concours du conseil scientifique de l’Université de Tours. Graat 28,  2005.


17. “Transformations of Spectatorship in the Early and Late Avant-Garde,” Perspectives on Literature and Culture, Wydawnictwo UMCS, Lublin, 2004.


16. “Landscape: a Discussion of Certain Scopic Regimes in Theatre,” Deterritorialisation. Revisioning Landscapes and Politics. Black Dog Publishing: London, 2004.



15. “Legitimation and Its Discontent: The Postmodern Condition in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,” Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia, vol. XLI, 2003.


14. “The use of biography in two modern plays: The Invention of Love and Antoni S., czyli Wieża Babel” PASE Papers in Literature and Culture: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English. Gdańsk, 26-28 April 2000. Edited by Joanna Burzyńska and Danuta Stanulewicz. Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, 2003.


13.“Visual Arts and Drama,” British Drama Through the Ages and Medieval Literature, ed. Jadwiga Uchman, Andrzej Wicher, Łódź: Wydawnictwo Biblioteka, 2003.


12. “Decomposing Biography in The Invention of Love by Tom Stoppard. Visual and Textual Procedures,” Anglica Wratislaviens XXXVII2001.


11.“Skandal w ramach paradygmatu wzrokocentrycznego,” Gender w Humanistyce, red. Magorzata Radkiewicz, Rabid, Krakow, 2001.


10.“W stronę wolności – feministyczne poszukiwania alternatywnej estetyki,” Dylematy Wolności, red. Maria Reut, Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej, Wrocław, 2001.


Literature and Culture. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Wrocław, 2000.

9.“Visuality and Textuality in Tom Stoppard’s Landscape Play: Arcadia,”  PASE Papers in


8.„Widz i aktor w obrazach postmodernistycznych,” Transformacja, Ponowoczesność Wokół nas i w nas. Katedra Etnologii Uniwersytet Wrocławskiego,1999.


7. “Memory and Forgetting: A Debate on Theatre in Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good,” Festschrift For Professor Jan Cygan on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. Edited by Michał Post. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. Wrocław,1999.


6. “The Subject in Process: Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey, Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia XXXIII, Wrocław, 1998.


5.”Textualizing Subjectivity. The Use of Fictions and Theatricalities in The Magus” (współautorstwo Anna Cichoń)  Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia XXI. 1996.


4. “Some Perspectives on Periodization,” Anglica Wratislaviensia, XXV, 1993.


3.”Symbol – Allegory – Metaphor. Some Remarks on Richard Crashaw’s Sacred Poetry,” Anglica WratislaviensiaXXI, 1991.


2. “The Rhetoric of Ambivalence in Endimion and The Woman in the Moone,”  Studia Anglica Wratislaviensia XVIII, 1990.


1.” On Mannerism and Manneristic Elements in the Early Works of John Lyly,”  Anglica Wratislaviensia XIII, 1984.



10. Guest lectures, plenary lectures, special address

Université de Tours 2005 Seeing Things and Being Seen: Distorted Scopic Regimes in Some Modern Plays,

Attendorn/CDE 2009 Adaptations of Visual Material in Theatre

Opava 2009 ’Monuments to orderly understanding’ or the Rhetoric of Collecting in Some Modern Plays

Paderborn 2010 Forms of the Communal in Henry Adam’s Pitmen Painters

Łódź 2011 Eroticism and Its Discontents: Eroticism in and of the City: Insights into Modern Drama”

Izmir 2011 Change and Challenge: “Urban Drama and De/reterritorialisation: The Question of Approach”

Opole 2012 Eroticism in and of the City;

Gdańska 2013 The Politics of Looking Back: Negotiating the Thatcher Legacy

Dresden TU 2015 Bodies on stage: from the artificial to the orificial;

Dresden TU 2015 The dilemma of the borderland in migrant fiction.

Łódź 2017 Returns of the Author in Editions of Contemporary British Drama: Life-performance in Paratext


11. Conference presentations



2000                Literary Studies Conference; at Instytut Filologii Angielskiej,
                        Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Wrocław.
                        TITLE: „Visuality in Tom Stoppard’s Landscape Play: Arcadia.”
                            Ponowoczesność wokół nas i w nas, Instytut Etnografii i Etnologii,Wrocław
                        TITLE: „Widz i aktor w krajobrazie postmodernistycznym.”
                        General Annual PASE Conference, Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Akademickich Filologii Angielskiej oraz Instytut                                Filologi Angielskiej, Gdańsk
                        TITLE: „The Invention of Love and Antoni S. czyli Wieza Babel: A Comparative Study”
2001                Landscape and Politics Conference, University of Edinburgh (Geography,                                                                                         Architecture, the School of Arts, Culture and Environment, U.of Edinburgh)  TITLE: “Landscape: a Discussion of                                  Certain Scopic Regimes in Theatre”
                        Gender Studies, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków.
                        TITLE:“ Skandal w paradygmacie wzrokocentrycznym”
                                    Seeing Things: literature and the visual.  Interdisciplinary
                                    Symposium on Literature and  the Visual.  5thBritish Council Symposium in English Studies in                                                  Europe. University of Tours. English  September,  Tours.
                                    TITLE:“Seeing Things and Being Seen: Distorted Scopic Regimes in    Selected     Modern Plays”
                                    Drama Through Ages,  Katedra Dramatu i Liteartury przed 1800, Uniwersytet Łódzki. Łódź.
                        TITLE: “Visual Arts and Drama”
2002                  General Annual PASE Conference, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej , Uniwersytet im. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej,                                         Kazimierz
                        TITLE: “Transformations of Spectatorship in the Early and Late Avant-Garde”
                         The European Society for the Study of English Biannual Conference in
                        TITLE:  “Old, New and Belated Avant-Garde: From Inter-Art to a Politics of Vision.”
2003                General  Annual PASE Conference, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej,  Uniwersytet Warszawski                                                           Międzeszyn/Warszawa
                         TITLE: “Reconstructing the Concept of the Modern Visual Field in Selected Contemporary Plays: Vision, Spectator                             and Object.”
2004               General Annual PASE Conference, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Poznań
                         TITLE: “The Rhetoric of Science and Drama: Beyond the Faustian Myth”
2005                British Drama Through the Ages / Medieval Studies/ Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English                                  Literature, University of Łódź.
                         TITLEPilgrim’s Progress in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi
                        Wrocław  “Jesień i zima ze sztuką brytyjską” Instytut Historii Sztuki/ Uniwersytet Wrocławski oraz The British Council                          (Warsaw)
                        INVITED SPEAKER Tom Stoppard:  Interplay of Art and Drama.
2006                 General Annual PASE ConferenceInstytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet im.Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej  Lublin
                        TITLE: “The Theatrical/Dramatic “Geographies”: The Dilemma of Place and  Space.”
                        International Conference of English and American Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian                                        University in Opava, Opava SILE, Republika  Czeska
                        TITLE:  “Tableaux vivants or visual prologues in a selection of modern plays.”
  2007              General Annual PASE Conference Szczyrk Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Śląski
                        TITLE: “The Question of the Theatrical and the Panoptic, with reference to The Treatment and     Long Day’s                                       Journey into Night.
                          Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre. The German Society for the  Study of                                                 Contemporary Drama in English, University of  Heidelberg
                         PANEL ORGANISER& SPEAKER: Graduate Forum
                        British Drama Through Ages/ Medieval Studies. Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature,                          University of Łódź,Łódź
                        TITLE: "Imagining the City of Man in Arnold Wesker’s Their Very Own and
                         Golden City"
2008                General Annual PASE Conference. Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet     Wrocławski, Wrocław. 
                        TITLE: “The question of mapping, probing boundaries, estimating distances and establishing bearings in a selection                             of postmodern plays.”
                      Adaptations: Performing cross Media and Genres. The German Society for  the Study of Contemporary Drama                          in English Conference, Akademie Biggesee Attendorn , Germany.
                        TITLE: “Adaptations of visual material: paintings, drawings and maps.”
                        Międzynarodowa Konferencja naukowo-szkoleniowa: Słowo jako wyraz  duchowości     człowieka. Kolegium                          Karkonoskie , Jelenia Góra.
                                   TITLE“The uses and abuses of language in Tom Stoppard’s earlier plays”
2009                Exploring Space: Spatial Notions in Cultural, Literary and Language Studies:
                        Annual PASE Conference. Instytut Filologii Angielskiej: Uniwersytet Opolski
                       TITLE: “The Exhibited in the order of exhibition: Adaptations for the Stage.”
                        International Conference of English and American Studies, Faculty of  Philosophy and Science, Silesian                                       University in Opava, Opava SILE,  Republika Czeska.
                        TITLE “’Monuments to orderly understanding’” or the rhetoric of collecting  in some modern plays”
                     Staging Interculturality. The German Society for the Study of Contemporary  Drama in  English Conference ,                            English Department, Vienna, Austria.
                     Drama Through the Ages and Medieval Literature International Conference.        “Against          and Beyond:                             Subversion in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media”
                     Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University o f Łódź,Łódź.
                      TITLE: “Transgression in Martin Crimp’s The City and The Country.
2010                Crossing frontiers, staking out new territories, Annual PASE Conference :  English Department, Faculty of                                    Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University in   Kalisz.
                        TITLE: From commodification to communal art: “above sex … above politics”
                        Alternate Construals in Language, Literature and Culture/ Konstrukty alternatywne   w języku, literaturze i                                      kulturze The Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław/ Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna    we Wrocławiu
                        TITLE: “Writing London in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere,”
2011                In Comparison: Juxtapositions, Correspondences, and Differentiations in English Studies,Annual PASE                                    Conference, Uniwersytet im. Mikołaja  Kopernika w Toruniu
                        TITLE “Changing urban territories in contemporary English drama”
                        Cultural Studies and Literature Conference.:Change and Challenge/ Ege                                                                                         University, Bornova Izmir, Turcja.
                        TITLE:  “Urban Drama and De/Reterritorialisation”
                        Eroticism and Its Discontents Conference,  Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature,                                  University of Łódź,Łódź.
                        PLENARY LECTURE: “Eroticism in and of the City: Insights into Modern  Drama”
2012                Old Challenges New Horizons: Annual PASE Conference, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej Uniwersytetu                                                   Jagiellońskiego, Kraków.
                        TITLE: “Shooting Urban Nostalgia”
                        Poisoned Cornucopia: Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance over Literatures and Cultures.Instytut                                  Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Opolski PLENARY LECTURE: In Search of Eroticism in Contemporary City
 2013               FACE TO FACE, PAGE TO PAGE. 22nd annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Polish                                             Association for the Study of English. Instytut Filologii Angielskiej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
                        TITLE: Forms of togetherness and the return of direct address in contemporary urban drama
                        between. pomiędzy. 1983. Instytut Filologii Angielskiej Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego.
                        SPECIAL ADDRESS: The Politics of Looking Back: Negotiating the  Thatcher Legacy
                        Diversity and Homogeneity:The Politics of Nation, Class, and Gender in  Drama, Theatre, Film and MediaIncluding                           a Shakespeare Day25-27 October TITLE: Fom a Politics of Nation to a Politics of Citizenship:                                                       Homogeneity and Diversity on Stage
                         Workshop: Identity& Indegeneity. York University, School of Women Studies at York University in Toronto,
                           Indigeneity and Identity: Contemporary Nigerian Playwrights in London.
                       2014                TITLE: THE CHANGING FACETS OF PARATEXTS in Collected Editions  of Contemporary Drama                          Conference of theEuropean Society for the Study of English, Kosice, Slovakia.
                        UMCS Lublin . „Visions and Revisions”. Polish Society for the Study of English Conferece TITLEGentrification,                                   Revitalisation and Story-telling: Constructions of the East End in Philip Ridley's Selected Writings
2015                Borderlands/Edgelands. International Workshop: 25-26 June 2015. School of Humanities and Social Sciences,                                TU Dresden.
                        CLOSING WORDS and
                        TITLE: Experiencing the Past: Epistemological and Emotional Insecurity in Borderlands
                        University of Wrocław Polish Society for the Study of English Conference
                        TITLE: Caryl Churchill's bodies: Between subjective and nobody' emotion /ecstatic possession.
2016                National Interdisciplinary Conference: Metatexts and Paratexts of Theatre  and Drama (From Antiquity to Present                               Days), Łódź, 17-18 March
                        TITLE: The Paratextual Practice in Editions of Contemporary Drama in English
                        International Mini-Conference: Portrait and Portraying, 29 Nov. Wrocław.
                        TITLE: “Ivan Vladislavić’s Portrayals of Johannesburg: Attempts on Her Life”
                        University of Silesia Polish Society for the Study of English Conference
                        TITLE: Multilingualism and Nostalgia in Ivan Vladislavić's The Restless Supermarket
2017.               University of Gdańsk Polish Society for the Study of English Conference
                        TITLE: In search of a new epistemology of the urban in the writing of Ivan  Vladislavić
                        University of Łódź. Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature. Experiment in Drama,                                         Theatre, Film, and Media (27-28 Oct)
                        PLENARY LECTURE: Returns of the Author in Editions of Contemporary British Drama: Life-Performance in                                Paratext.
2018.               National Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, University of  Łódź: 
                        Iternatioal European Society for Study of English Conference, Masaryk Uiversity, Brno
                        Seminar convenor and participant: The life of the text: Paratext in/as life writing

11. Scholarships

Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall);Oxford Hospitality Scheme for Polish Scholars

Warwick University

British Council

University of Tuebingen

AMB Edward Raczyński Scholarship

Erasmus (Wrocław-Bochum, Ruhr-Universitat)

York University, Toronto 2013

TU Dresden 2016

 Erasmus (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum) 2017


12. International cooperation: research projects, grants – past, ongoing and submitted


 York University, Toronto  2013


Project 1:         March 2013:     York University, LA&PS International Initiatives Fund for Academic Units to develop collaboration between the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Wroclaw, Poland;   Cost centre #493080  York University, Toronto       2013

Project 2:         2014-15: York University, LA&PS (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies) "Minor Research Grant," Generic cost centre number 480287. PI (Principal Investigator: Eva C Karpinski).



TU Dresden, Institute of English and American Studies

                        ( contact person: Prof. Stefan Horlacher)


Project 1:          Borderland/Edgeland – 2014-2015

                        /TU Dresden Internationalization funding/

Project 2:         (Wrocław University/ University of Trento/TU Dresden Partnership) 2014-2015

                        Geistes und Socialwissenschaften; GenderPartnerSCHAFFT Brücken

                        Dresden - Trento - Wroclaw (English Department&German Department)

                        Internationale und interdisziplinäre Vortragsreihe

                        /TU Internationalization funding/


Project 3:         Paratexts. /TU Dresden Internationalization funding/; 2015


Project 4:         Portrait and Portraying  – 2016

                        (Wrocław University Workshop with prof.Stefan Horlacher, TU Dresden)


Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Fakultat fur Philologie, Englisches Seminar


Project 1: Intermedial translations of London (DFG, German Research Foundation), 2017–

 (Invited as member of the team; contact person: Prof. Roland Weidle)

/project submitted/


 York University, Toronto  2017–2019 - Wrocław University

Project 3: The life of the text: Paratext in/as life writing

ESSE Seminar at Masaryk University, Brno, 2018. /in progress/

(contact person: Prof. Eva C. Karpinski& Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak)

NCN Grant /submission/
(2017)The new paradigm of subtext in intermedial communcation. Role: Merits supervision and advisor; seminar co-organiser  in Prelude 14 NCN Grant application submitted by the currently supervised doctoral student (Elżbieta Litwin