dr hab. Kacper Bartczak, prof. UŁ
Obtained the doctoral degree in 2003. Passed the habilitation degree procedure in 2016, and was nominated the University of Łódź professor in 2019. Author of a monograph on John Ashbery (Peter Lang 2006), a collection of essays on literary theory Świat nie scalony (2009) for which he received the award of the “Literatura na Świecie” magazine. Edited collections of scholarly articles and special issues of scholarly journals. Member of the Polish Association for American Studies. His new monograph, entitled Materia i autokreacja: dociekania w poetyce wielościowej is forthcoming this year from słowo/obraz terytoria. He is editor (with Jakub Macha) of Wallace Stevens: Poetry, Philosophy, and Figurative Language (Peter Lang, 2018) and Poeci Szkoły Nowojorskiej (University of Warsaw Press, 2018). He also edited special issues of Polish Journal for American Studies and other scholarly journals.
Member of the Polish Association for American Studies.
His scholarly interests concern modernist and contemporary American poetry and prose, the aesthetic of American Pragmatism, literary theory. He has taught courses and seminars on American literature and culture, and conducted lectures on literary theory.
He is also a poet and a translator of poetry (published volumes of translated poems by such poets as Rae Armantrout and Peter Gizzi). As a poet, he writes in Polish and has been the finalist of two primary Polish poetry awards, Silesius and Gdynia.
In the years 2016-2018 he was a member of the jury committee for “Juliusz” – the Upper-Silesia Literary Award.
Academic internship programs abroad
Junior Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University, 2000/2001
Kościuszko Foundation Scholar, Florida Atlantic University, 2008
Senior Fulbright Visiting Professor, Princeton University, 2010/2011
Awards for academic achievements
Obtained several awards for teaching and scholarly achievements from the Rector of the University of Lodz
Received the award of the magazine “Literatura na Świecie” for his book Świat nie scalony.
Thesis/dissertation supervision (topics)
Multiple MA and BA dissertations supervised in the field of American literature.
Head of the Department of North-American Literature and Culture