Paweł Jędrzejko, Associate Professor

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 - Associate Editor

Office Hours

 

Office hours during the Fall semester 2017/2018

• Wednesdays: 15.00–16.30
• Urgent situations: any day by appointment (email/phone).

 

Conferences (planned absences)

11–12 Oct. 2017 Trnava Anglophone Studies Conference

26–27 Oct. 2017: „Filozoficzne aspekty literatury” UMCS Lublin

Room: 3.55

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Own 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

COURSES TAUGHT AT PRESENT 

(see module descriptions -- in Polish)

Fall semester

Full time programs

  • 4AD Diplomatic protocol (30h)
  • 2s1  thematic module 1 -- The Star Wars -- lecture (15h)
  • 2s1  thematic module 1 -- The Star Wars -- sem. (30h)
  • 3km thematic module 1 -- The Star Wars -- lecture (15h)
  • 3km thematic module 1 -- The Star Wars -- sem. (30h)

  • Spring semester

Full-time programs

  • 4km1, 4km2 Translation as a cultural phenomenon -- lecture. (15h)
  • 2kaoj, 2sw1, 2sw2, 2km  American literary history -- survey lecture. (30h)
  • 5ad Multicultural societies: monograph lecture (30h)
  • 1nn + 1ni  History of English-Speaking Countries (part 2) -- lecture. (15h)

 

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.

Last modified on Thursday, 5 Oct. 2017