dr hab. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak

dr hab. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak
Department Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies
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Office hours http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/dla-studenta/office-hours/?lang=pl
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I am Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Studies in theInstitute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, where I teach courses on English literature and children’s/YA literature and culture. I published Yes to Solidarity, No to Oppression: Radical Fantasy Fiction and Its Young Readers (2016), in which I propose that children’s literature research carried out for and with children, instead of about children, counteracts the exclusion of their cultural and social experiences from the political and public discourse. I received grants of the Foundation for Polish Science, Warsaw Scientific Society (2005), and Internationale Jugendbibliothek w Munich (2005). In 2012 I was awarded The Kosciuszko Foundation grant and in 2013 I won Fulbright Senior Advanced Research Award for research in the Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University. Now I am participating in the EU COST action E-READ (ereadcost.eu) and “Learning to Include” (http://dswmg.pl/ ), which received an Alumni Engagement Innovation Grant 2016 of the US Department of State. In 2017 I have received Maria Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for the year 2017/2018 to work on a project at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, in cooperation with prof. Eugene Giddens (Department of English and Media). I am also paritipating in Top Minds, a pilot mentoring project of the Polish Fulbright Commission and Top 500 Innovators, in which students and PhD candidates from Polish universities can benefit from the expertise and support of Polish scholars and representatives of business and public administration sectors.  The Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland has assumed honorary patronage over the TopMinds Program. More information available here http://topminds.pl/topminds/english/

I received the degree of D.Litt. in literary studies in 2017. 

Since 2013 I have been Director of the Center for Young People’s Literature and Culture at the Institute (https://cyplc.wordpress.com/). The Centre promotes the idea of participatory literary research with children nationally and internationally. The Centre’s operations, on the one hand bring academic work closer to the broad public, garnering their recognition and acclaim. On the other hand, the Centre’s work fosters communication between children’s literature and culture scholars and society, which helps the researchers better understand the young generation’s interests and needs.

I am keen to supervise doctorates on children's and YA literature and culture. 

Recent publications:

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. Yes to Solidarity, No to Oppression: Radical Fantasy Fiction and Its Young Readers. 2016. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Oziewicz, Marek. „Polish Fairy-Tale Film: 130 Years Of Innovation And Counting”. 2016. Fairy-tale Films beyond Disney: International Perspectives. Ed. Pauline Greenhill, Kendra Magnus-Johnston and Jack Zipes. Londyn i Nowy Jork. Routledge. 152-165.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “Using Literary Criticism for Children’s Rights: Toward a Participatory Research Model of Children’s Literature Studies.” 2016. The Lion and the Unicorn 40. 215–231.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Marecki, Mateusz. „Understanding Motherhood as Maturation: Maternity Scripts in Lois Lowry’s Son”. 2015. Children’s Literature in Education 46.2. 190-205.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Marecki, Mateusz. “Reading as Synthesis of Immersion and Interactivity: Multimodal Metaphors in the Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Combo”. 2015. Anglica Vratislaviensia 53. 45-54.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak and Małek-Bohusz, Agnieszka. “‘We are the nation of dreams’ (M.T. Anderson, Feed): Exploring and Creating Visions of the H+ Future with Young Adults”.  2014/2015. Filoteknos: Children’s Literature-Cultural Mediation-Anthropology of Childhood 5. 17-28.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “Ursula Le Guin’s Powers as Radical Fantasy.” 2014. Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays, Ed. Angela Hubler. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. 245-263.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. „‘Minister,’ said the girl, ‘we need to talk’”: China Miéville’s Un Lun Dun as Radical Fantasy for Children and Young Adults.” 2013. The Contemporary Speculative Fiction, red. Keith M. Booker. Ipswich, Mass.: Salem Press. 137-145.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. „Utopianism in Radical Fantasy for Children and Young Adults.” 2012. Spectres of Utopia : Theory, Practice, Conventions. Ed. Artur Blaim and Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang. 204-214.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “’You will meet the naked truth in there (...) and you will be naked before the truth’: The Consequential Other World in Dave Duncan’s Rose-Red City”. 2013/2104. Filoteknos: Children’s Literature-Cultural Mediation-Anthropology of Childhood 4. 128- 139.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “Thinking with the Wolf: The Deconstructive Ecopedagogy of Suzie Templeton’s Animated Adaptation of Peter and the Wolf.” 2013. Filoteknos: Children’s Literature-Cultural Mediation-Anthropology of Childhood 3. 179-194.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Marecki, Mateusz. “The world turned upside down”: Exploring the Alternate History with Young Readers.” 2013. Children’s Literature in English Language Education 1. 1-18.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “Kids and Fish Have No Voice? Recent Children’s Literature about the People’s Republic of Poland as a Platform for Participatory Historical Culture”. 2013. Children’s Literature On the Move: Nations, Translations, Migrations. Ed. Nora Maguire and Beth Rodgers. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 134-150.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “From Multiculturalism to Pop Cosmopolitanism: Transcultural Exchanges in Salman Rushdie’s Children’s Books.” 2013. Critical Insights: Salman Rushdie, Ed. Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press. 182-197.