Mr. Jacek Mydla

Assistant Professor

Department of Literary and Cultural Theory

Office Hours

Mondays 13:00-13:45

Room: 4.68

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Titles and Degrees

post-doctoral degree in literary studies

M.A. in philology

M.A. in philosophy

Research Interests

English drama: Elizabethan and Jacobean, Gothic and romantic (Joanna Baillie)

Shakespeare in the eighteenth century - reception, appropriation, influence

Literary Gothic in England (XVIII & XIX centuries); literature of mystery and terror and its varieties; the supernatural in literature (e.g., the English ghost story, M. R. James), the weird tale

Genealogy and afterlife of chosen literary classics (e.g. Frankenstein); adaptations and reworkings

Reception, influence, appropriation

British (especially Scottish) philosophy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment); its links with fiction and drama

Chosen philosophical aspects of the literary work (e.g. time); ontology of the literary work and of the represented worlds

Theory of drama

The functioning of language in the literary work (language functions, e.g. in drama)

Narrative theory, incl. the ideas of mystery and suspense

Courses Taught

British culture

Fiction and narrative

Module course in literature (contemporary crime fiction)

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