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Eleanor 1.04

About me

I am a native of Poland, and my research interests embrace a broad variety of life narrative forms in literature and media, literary and cultural theory with a special focus on critical perspectives on literary meaning, and selected aspects of intermediality. All of these aspects are fully reflected in the courses I teach in the Literature track at UCR.

Education and degrees

  • 2000 Ph.D. in Philosophy (‘New Historicism in Literary Studies and the Problem of Theory’), Institute of English Studies, Wroclaw University, Poland
  • 1989 M.A. in English Language and Literature; Wroclaw University
  • 1982-1989 Studies in the Institute of English Studies; Wroclaw University, Poland

Full CV including list of publications. 

Previous experience and positions held

  • 2005 University lecturer at University College Roosevelt, Middelburg (Great Literary Works)
  • 2003-March 2006 Post-doc researcher at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam; NWO research project Social Cohesion –Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis? hanging Orientations of Migrant Organisations in the Era of National States, 1880-2000.
  • 2003 University lecturer at Utrecht University, Anthropology: Cultural Trauma, Violence and Reconciliation (3rd year)
  • 1989-2001 University lecturer and researcher at the Institute of English Studies, Wroclaw University

Main publications

  • 1996 New Historicism – Some Programmatic Assumptions, Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich, Lódz/Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1997 Meaning and Its Context, Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich, Lódz/Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1999 “Corporate Look”, Focaal 33, Nijmegen
  • 2000 “Coping with Transitions”, Focaal 36, Nijmegen
  • 2000 New Historicism in Literary Study and the Problem of Theory. Wroclaw: Wroclaw University (Ph.D.)
  • 2001 “Against Portable Worlds”, Focaal 37, Nijmegen
  • 2002 “On the Periphery of Workers’ Protest”, Focaal 39, Nijmegen
  • 2003 “Pity that ‘Our Polish Foreigners’ Are Gone …”, Focaal 41, Nijmegen
  • 2004 “The Cognitive Cure of Writing Anthropology of Exile”, Focaal 44, Berghahn Books
  • 2005 “On the Good and Bad of Telling about and on Others We Know …”, Focaal 45, Berghahn Books
  • 2006 In a Kingdom between the Wars, or: between the Republic and the Church. Polish Emigrant Organisations in the Netherlands 1914-1945(forthcoming)