dr hab. Teresa Bruś, prof. UWr

dr hab. Teresa Bruś, prof. UWr
Department Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies
Office hours http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/dla-studenta/office-hours/?lang=pl
Monografie autorskie
Life Writing as Self-Collecting in the 1930s: Cecil Day Lewis and Louis MacNeice. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 2012. 306 str. 
(w przygotowaniu: Face Forms in Photography and Life Writing of the 1920s and 1930s. 2020)
Redakcje monografii
Production of Emotions: Perspectives and Functions. Peter Lang. 2015.
Razem czy osobno? Cudzoziemcy w przestrzeni UE. 
KArkonoska Panstwowa Szkoła Wyższa w Jeleniej Górze, 2017.
Publikacje w czasopismach (wybrane)
Crying Fire in a Theatre: Auden’s Harlequinades.” Miscelánea vol. 20, 1999.

“Essaying in Autobiography: Wystan Hugh Auden’s and Walter Benjamin’s Faces.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  Vol. 33.2, Spring 2010.

“A Collection of Selves: Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal.” Connotations: A Journal of Critical Debate. Vol. 22.2 2012/2013.

“A Hiatus between Places: Stephen Spender and David Hockney’s China Diary.” Anglica Wratislaviensia xlviii, 2010.

“Essay, Essaying, Essayism and the Experience of Reading.” Kształcenie językowe. 9 (19). 2011.

 “Photographic Portraits of the Mother in Roland Barthes and Tadeusz Różewicz.” Prose Studies. History, Theory, Criticism. Vol. 33.1, April 2011.

“Exposing Experience and Facing Photography.” In: Discussing Modernity: A Dialogue with Martin Jay. Amsterdam: Radolpi, 2013. (chapter)

“When the Self Portrays the Self: Composite Portraiture.” Anglica Wratislaviensia xlix, 2011.

“Agency in Photographic Self-Portraits: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Exposure of the Camera.” Theory and Practice in English Studies. Vol. vii.1, 2014.

“Visual and Verbal Relationships in Memoirs by Annie Leibovitz and Sally Mann.”  Dyskurs 20/2015.

“Virginia Woolf Looks at Portraits.” In: Production of Emotions: Perspectives and Functions. Silesian Studies in Anglophone Cultures and Literatures 6, Peter Lang, 2015.

"Selfies and the Self". Autobiografia. Literatura. Kultura. Media. 1 (40) 2015. 117-125. 

“Recent Zones of Portraiture: The Selfie.” The European Journal of Life Writing, VI (2017). 87-100.

"Facepoeia: The Author Becoming a Photographic Subject. The Example of Tadeusz Różewicz".  Anglica Wratislaviensia. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 2018. 

"Becoming Dislimned: Zones of Ellipsis in the Essays of Brian Dillon" (recenzowany)

Rozdziały w monografiach
"Moments of Emotions: Virginia Woolf Looks at Portraits". Production of Emotions. Perspectives and Functions. Peter Lang. 2015.
"The 'I' and the 'Not-I': Self-Knowledge in Friendship". The Politics and Poetics of Friendship. ed. ewa Kowal, Robert Kusek. Kraków: Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, 2017.
"Lives, etc.: Fragments of Lives in Short Stories by Julian Barnes". The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction. Ed. Vanessa Guignery, Wojciech Drąg. Deleware: Vernon Press, 2019. 

Artykuły recenzyjne
"The Selfie Generation: How Our Self Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture, by Alicia Elner". Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. 42.2, 2019. 392-395.
"Sam Meekings, The After-Lives of Doctor Gachet". The European Journal of Life Writing. 2019. 1-5.

I received a PhD degree from the University of Wrocław in 1999. My doctoral dissertation focused on aspects of “profound frivolity” in W. H. Auden’s poetry. In 2013 I received a post-doctoral degree. I am also a graduate of the International Forum of Photography in Wrocław. I am the director of a new centre of life writing research at the Institute of English Studies at Wrocław University. 

Research Profile:

My research explores contemporary visual culture, interactions of photography and literature, subjectivity, and life writing. I am particularly interested in the 1920s and 1930s, the work of W.H. Auden and Virginia Woolf 

Teaching and Graduate Supervision Experience:

My teaching includes modules featuring PhD monograph lectures on the face and defacement in modern literature and visual culture, M.A. seminars on autobiographical narratives, electives on poetry of the 1930s, English and Polish modernism and visual and verbal portraiture, life and work of Wystan Hugh Auden and Virginia Woolf. I explore cultures of collecting. 

Currently I am supervising PhD dissertations on Doris Lessing, Virginia Woolf and the animal turn.

Conference Participation (2017-2019):

"Lives, etc.: Fragments of Lives in Short Stories by Julian Barnes". Fragmentary Writing in Contemporary British and American Literature. Uniwersytet Wrocławski, 2017
"Facepoeia: Authors' Images as Paratexts". 14th ESSE Conference, Masaryk University, Brno, 2018.
"Blurring Generational Distinctions in Photography". Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature. University of Cambridge, 2018
"Performing Writer's Identity Through Photographic Portraiture".  Illustrating Identity/ies, Université de Lorraine, Nancy
Paris, 2018 
"Zones of Ellipsis in the Essays of Brian Dillon". Ellipsis: Silence, Absence and Noncommunication in Contemporary Literature. Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie. 2019
"Metis: A-Systemaric Knowledge and the Personal Essay". Knowing the Self: Auto/Biographical Narratives and the History of Knowledge. IABA Europe Conference, Universidad Complutense Madrid, 2019
"The Excess and Increase in Portraiture: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz". (Un)like: Life Writing and Portraiture. King's College, London, 2019