Anna Budziak, Ph.D, FEA

Anna Budziak, Ph.D, FEA
Department Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies


Text, Body and Indeterminacy: Doppelgänger Selves in Pater and Wilde. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Czas i historia u T. S. Eliota. Konteksty filozoficzne. [Time and history in T. S. Eliot’s early poetry: philosophical contexts]. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego [Wroclaw University Publishers], 2002.


Edited books

Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics: Studies in Agency and Embodiment. Eds., Anna Budziak, Katarzyna Lisowska, and Jarosław Woźniak, eds.,. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2017.


Journal articles

 “Conversing with the Ancients: A Review Article.” Eos: Commentarii Societatis Philologiae Polonorum 105 (2018):136-144.

 “Modernism and Muddle: Religious Implications of T. S. Eliot’s Use of the Term.”  Adrian Paterson and Christine Reynier, eds. Modernist Writers' Non-fictional Narratives of Modernism, special issue of E-rea, 15. 2 (2018).

“From T. S. Eliot to Oscar Wilde: Aesthetic Borrowings, Ethical Theft, and Redemption.” English: Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP)65.249 (2016): 140-157. Doi: 10.1093/english/efw013

“Wyobcowanie rozumu. Postać „szalonego naukowca” na tle dziewiętnastowiecznych teorii choroby umysłowej.” [Reason alone: The ‘mad scientist’ and the nineteenth-century discourse of mental illness] Ethos Kwartalnik Instytutu Jana Pawła II  110 (2015): 185-206. Doi:  10.12887/28-2015-2-110-12

“Oscar Wilde’s Renaissance References: Neo-Platonism, Hermeticism, and Mannerism.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 53 (2015): 25-34.

“Parodic and Post-classic: British Decadent Aestheticism Re-approached.” Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies 23.1 (2014): 83-95.

“T. S. Eliot’s ‘La Figlia Che Piange’ and the Tradition of Decadent Aestheticism.” Brno Studies in English 40.1 (2014): 27-45. Doi: 10.5817/BSE2014-2-2

“Przyjaźń zaprzeczona, przyjaźń niespełniona. Portret Doriana Graya Oscara Wilde’a i Droga do Indii Edwarda M. Forstera” [Friendship negated, friendship unfulfilled: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India]. „Przyjaźń” [Friendship]. Ethos 3: Kwartalnik Instytutu Jana Pawła II (2013): 121-137.

“Literature in Walter Pater’s Architectural Analogy.” Brno Studies in English, 39.1 (2013): 183-198. Doi: 10.5817/bse2013-1-10

“The Setting Sun of British Decadence: Material and Formal Aspects of the Term.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 50 (2012): 23-35.

“O somatycznym uwarunkowaniu stylu i o biologicznej naturze języka. Na przykładach dziewiętnastowiecznej literatury angielskiej.” [Of the somatic determination of style and of the biological nature of language: Selected excerpts from English nineteenth-century literature.] K. Salamon-Krakowska and L. Koczanowicz, eds. Rozprawy Naukowe 36 (2012): 5-10.

“T. S. Eliot’s Debt to Oscar Wilde: The Paradox of (Im)personality.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 49 (2011): 19-28.

“Of Mirrors and Multiversity, Doppelgängers and Doppelgängerins.” The European English Messenger 20.2 (2011): 47-53.

“Theorizing the Self: From the Narrative to the Bodily.” Subject Matters: Journal of Communications and the Self 4.2/ 5.1 (2008): 1-15.

“Between Metaphysics and Physics: Aristotelian and Postmodernist Perspectives in T. S. Eliot’s Theory of Poetic Expression, the Mind, and the Soul.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 45 (2008): 9-22.

“Anty-esencjalizm nietekstowy. O filozofii Richarda Shusterman.” [Non-textual anti-essentialism: On Richard Shusterman’s Philosophy] Er(r)go: Teoria-Literatura-Kultura 12 (2007): 9-24.

“W stronę cielesności. Estetyka Richarda Shustermana.” A Review of Richard Shusterman. Praktyka filozofii, filozofia praktyki. Pragmatyzm a życie filozoficzne. Trans., A. Mitek, Kraków 2005  [Towards corporeality: Richard Shusterman’s aesthetics] Teksty Drugie 3 (2006): 71-75.

“Oscar Wilde’s Refutation of ‘Depth’ in The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Reading.” Brno Studies in English 30 (2004): 135-146.

“Vagaries of the Rose: Allegory of History in Four Quartets.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 39 (2002): 7-20.

“Eliot’s Dreamer and Herbert’s Skeptic: Ethical Implications of the Modernist Personae.” Acta Neophilologica 3 (2001): 143-153.

“Sublimity and Estrangement in E. M. Forster’s ‘The Story of the Siren’.” Lo Straniero: Journal of IMISE (2001): 20-23.

“Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot: Turning Aesthetics into Political Ethics.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 37 (2001): 7-16.

“Self-Erasure in the Language of Paradox: T. S. Eliot’s Venture Beyond the Confines of Speech.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 36 (2001): 7-20.

“Ideological Vulnerability of Imagery: T. S. Eliot’s Jewish Representations. Anglica Wratislaviensia 27 (1999): 27-40.

“Manifestations of the Cyclical Time Concept in T. S. Eliot’s Early Poetry.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 21 (1991): 87-97.

 “Magical Attitudes in T. S. Eliot’s Early Poetry.” Anglica Wratislaviensia 21 (1991): 71-85.


Chapters in edited books

Introduction. Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics: Studies in Agency and Embodiment. Anna Budziak, Katarzyna Lisowska, and Jarosław Woźniak, eds. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2017. 1-17.

“Genius and Madness Mirrored: Rossetti’s and Yeats’ Reception of William Blake.” Crossroads in Literature and Culture. J. Fabiszak, E. Urbaniak-Rybicka, B. Wolski, eds. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013. 281-192.

“The Idea of Emotion in T. S. Eliot and in Richard Shusterman.” Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics. Dorota Koczanowicz and Wojciech Małecki, eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. 33-49.

“The Contradictory Flâneur: Lost in the City and Found in the Text.” Alternate Life-Worlds in Literary Fiction. Ewa Kębłowska -Ławniczak, Zdzisław Wąsik, Teresa Bruś, eds. Wrocław: Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław Publishing, 2011. 33-43.

“Walter Pater and T. S. Eliot: The Case of Aestheticizing Ethics.” PASE Studies in Literature and Culture. Eds. Magdalena Cieślak and Agnieszka Rasmus.Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2008. 77–85.



Education and Employment History


Modernism in British literature and culture

Late Victorian literature and culture

Somaesthetics [in philosophy]



2009: Habilitation degree [Post-doctoral qualification] in Literary Studies at University of Wroclaw

1998: Ph.D. in Literature and Literary Studies at University of Wroclaw. Dissertation title: “Historia u T. S. Eliota” [History in T. S. Eliot].

1988: M.A. in English Literature at University of Wroclaw. Dissertation title: “The Ritual-Functions Pattern in the Early Poetry of T. S. Eliot.”



2016: University of Bochum, Germany (Library research grant towards completing the book exploring T. S. Eliot’s Ariel Poems )

2002: University of Ulster Literature and Culture Reading Scholarship Programme, (University of Ulster and The British Council funding)

1997: Twelfth Oxford Seminar: “Teaching Literature Overseas,” (Corpus Christi College;  British Council funding; presentation “Reading T. S. Eliot as a Seminar Theme”)

1989: University of Warwick, UK (University of Warrick and University of Wroclaw joint funding. Project: “The Poetic Logos in T. S. Eliot”)

1988: “The Penn-Leuven Institute for the Literary and Cultural Studies,” University of Leuven, Belgium.



The English Association, Corresponding Fellow (UK)

The Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw Branch, (Poland)

PASE, The Polish Association for the Study of English

The International T. S. Eliot Society



2017-2018: substitute Head for the Department to English Literature and Comparative Studies, University of Wroclaw

2009-2017: Director of the Centre for Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature, University of Wroclaw

2012 -      : Associate Professor, University of Wroclaw

1999-2012: Assistant Professor, University of Wroclaw.

2004-2005: Visiting Research Scholar, School of Languages and Literature, University of Ulster, Coleraine, United Kingdom.

2003-2004: Lecturer, The Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw

1994, (Feb.-Sept.): Lecturer, Teacher Training College of Foreign Languages in Wroclaw

1990-1994: Lecturer, Teacher Training College of Foreign Languages in Walbrzych

1988-1991, 1994-1999: Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Wroclaw

1987-1988: student and Junior Assistant, University of Wroclaw