Associate Professor Paweł Jędrzejko

Faculty Professor

Department of American and Canadian Studies

ORCIDhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-3251-2540


Functions/Positions:

- Chair of the Department of American and Canadian Studies
Er(r)go - Journal of Theory, Literature and Culture - Associate Editor
- RIAS - Review of International American Studies - Managing Editor

Office Hours

Office hours in September 2018

•Monday Sept 10th 2018: 13.15–15.00
room. 3.55 (IECL)

•Thursdays: Sept 13th and 27th, 2018: 13.15–15.00
room. 3.55 (IECL) 


Conferences and Planned Absences

•Summer vacation: 03.09–07.09.2018

Captive Minds: 23rd International Conference
of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures 20–23.09.2018

ATTENTION: during the academic year 2018/2019 I will be on a medical leave between October 1st 2018 and September 30th 2019.

Room: 3.55

E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Personal Website: Full résumé and list of publications

Titles and Degrees

 • 2013—D.Litt. in Humanities / Literary Studies,

degree granted by the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, on the basis of the global academic output including the uni-thematic cycle of publications dedicated to Herman Melville's oeuvre and thought.

• 2000—Ph.D. in Humanities / Literary Studies,

degree granted by the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, on the basis of the dissertation Fascynująca płynność. Doświadczenie lądu i morza a egzystencjalizm Hermana Melville’a [Fascinating Liquidity. Herman Melville’s Existentialism and the Experience of Land and Sea] supervised by Teresa Pyzik, associate professor.

• 1995—M.A. in English

degree granted by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, on the basis of the dissertation Text, Style and Equivalence. A Comparative Study of Two Polish Versions of Hamlet, supervised by Alicja Pisarska, full professor.

• 2002—Nominated Teacher

degree granted by the Marshal of the Province of Silesia

Research Interests

General interests
• American literature
• Literary and cultural theory
• Postcolonial studies
• Theory of literary translation

Specific interests

• Herman Melville’s literature and philosophy
• “American Renaissance” in culture and literature
• Literature as philosophy/Philosophy as literature
• Literary and cultural comparative studies
• Poststructural literary and cultural theories
• Translation and axiology

Courses Taught

ATTENTION: during the academic year 2018/2019 I will be on a medical leave between October 1st 2018 and September 30th 2019.

COURSES TAUGHT AT PRESENT
 

(see module descriptions -- in Polish)

Fall semester

Full time programs
•medical leave

  • Spring semester

Full-time programs

  • •medical leave

COURSES OFFERED

Graduate level

• Americanist literary and cultural studies (M.A. / Ph.D. seminar)
• American work ethics in literature (history of literature for students of business English)
• Herman Melville: towards a philosophy of existence (a specialization seminar)
• Star Wars: the Frontier of Postmodernity (a lecture)
• Methodologies of literary and cultural research (a specialization seminar)
• Translation as a cultural phenomenon (a lecture)
• Elements of translation in teaching Polish as a Foreign Language (a postgraduate seminar

Undergraduate level

• Americanist literary and cultural studies (B.A. seminar)
• American Literary History (a survey lecture)
• Interpretations of American Literature (a conversatorium)
• Introduction to Literary Theory (a specialization seminar)
• Introduction to translation theory (a lecture)
• Literature of the “American Renaissance” (a module conversatorium)

Information for possible Ph.D. candidates

Please, contact me personally to discuss options concerning your project proposal.

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