dr hab. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak

dr hab. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak
Department Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies
Office hours http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/dla-studenta/office-hours/?lang=pl

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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPqhgFLqEtE).

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.

Since 2015 I have been the reviews editor for International Research in Children's Literature and for the reviews section on the website of the International Reseach Society for Children's Literature. In 2016 I participated in “Learning to Include” (http://dswmg.pl/), which received an Alumni Engagement Innovation Grant 2016 of the US Department of State.

In 2017 I 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). More information https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/209533/brief/en

In spring 2017 I participated (as a mentor) 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/.

In the years 2014-2018 I participated in the EU COST action E-READ (ereadcost.eu.).

I received the degree of D.Litt. in literary studies in May 2017. Since August 2017 I have been a member of the Executive Board of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.

Since 2018, I am also a member of the editorial team of Literatura Ludowa (http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/LL/about/index) and a member of the editorial board of Book 2.0 (https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=198/).

In 2018, I received funding in the "Grants for Grants" programme of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. 

I am also the university coordinator in Erasmus Mundus International Master: Children's Literature, Media & Culture. The programme is funded by European Union. More information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/clmc/

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

Recent publications:
(forthcoming in 2020) Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, "The Pleasures and Impasses of Teaching Young Adult Literature to Polish Graduates in English Studies." In Teaching Young Adult Literature, edited by Mike Cadden, Karen Coats, and Roberta Seelinger Trites. Modern Language Association. 

Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, "Thinking with Deconstruction: Book-Adult-Child Events in Children’s Literature Research." The Oxford Literary Review 41.2 (2019): 185–201.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna.; Marecki, Mateusz.; Chawar, Ewa.; child researchers: Kaczkowska, Magdalena.; Kowalska, Katarzyna.; Kulawik, Aleksandra.; Ożlańska, Maja.; Palczyńska, Milena.; Parcheniak, Natalia.; Pszczołowski, Eryk. "Productive Remembering of Childhood: Child–Adult Memory-Work with the School Literary Canon. Humanities 2019, 8, 74. Numer specjalny: Children’s Narratives as Transnational Cultural Heritage, ed. by  Lies Wesseling and Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak Justyna. "An Intergenerational Approach to Representations of Childhood and Adulthood in Children’s Literature." Literatura Ludowa 3 (2018). 3-6. http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/LL/issue/view/1472/showToc

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna.  Guest editor of Literatura Ludowa 3-6. http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/LL/issue/view/1472/showToc

Deszcz Tryhubczak, Justyna. "Reading About Solidarity and Collective Action: Social Minds in Radical Fantasy Fiction." Children's Literature in Education (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10583-018-9379-1. https://rdcu.be/baDsl

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna (co-authored with Ewa Chawar (teacher), Mateusz Marecki (Institute of English Studies) and child scholars: Katarzyna Kowalska, Olga Maniakowska, Milena Palczyńska, Eryk Pszczołowski, Dorota Sikora), "Children’s Voices in the Polish Canon Wars: Participatory Research in Action”. International Research in Children’s Literature 11.2 (2018), s. 111-131. 

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. "There and back again: On mobility and embeddedness in academic life", Book 2.0, 8:1+2, pp. 7–11, doi: 10.1386/btwo.8.1-2.7_1

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Huysmans, Frank. “Reading and digital media: European perspectives”. Learning to Read in a Digital World, ed. by Barzillai, Mirit, Jenny Thomson, Sascha Schroeder and Paul van den Broek. 1-30.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. “Feeling the Potential of Elsewhere: Terry Pratchett’s Nation in Theatre.” From Giant Turtles to Small Gods: Literary, Philosophical and Media Theory Approaches to Terry Pratchett. Ed. By Marion Rana. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. 211-226.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Mateusz Marecki. “Whose Canon? The Absence of Children’s Voices in the Polish Canon Battle.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 11.1 (2018): 81-87.  

Deszcz-TryhubczakJustyna. "Utopia as Method in Children’s Literature Research." Book 2.0, 7.2 (2017): 137-144.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. Yes to Solidarity, No to Oppression: Radical Fantasy Fiction and Its Young Readers. 2016. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. (reviews of the book http://awr.wuwr.pl/manufacturers/-3486 and https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/ircl.2018.0257 )

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.



Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak

24.09.2020, Cancelled classes

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