Dr hab. Dorota Filipczak
Dorota Filipczak is Assistant Professor in The Institute of English Studies and Head of Department of Canadian, Intermedial and Postcolonial Studies. She is a graduate of the University of Łódź. She wrote her doctorate on biblical intertext in Malcolm Lowry’s fiction, and gained her PhD in 1996. Her monograph on Lowry was published in a special issue of the Malcolm Lowry Review, a journal founded at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. One of her articles (concerning Margaret Atwood) published in Literature and Theology was reprinted twice, first in a book edited by Robert Detweiler, then in the series Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale). Her postdoctoral dissertation focussed on women in the fiction of Margaret Laurence, one of the most prominent Canadian writers. She gained her postdoctoral degree in 2008 and became a professor at the University of Łódź. She is the author of encyclopedic entries on Canadian literature in English and on the literature of New Zealand in Wielka Encyklopedia PWN (vol. 1-31). Her current research concerns contemporary literatures in English, primarily Canadian, but also the literatures of Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. She is interested in the feminist philosophy of religion. Two of her articles were published in books edited by Pamela Sue Anderson for Routledge and Springer. Her monograph Brian Moore’s Eponymous Heroines: Representations of Women and Authorial Boundaries was published by Lang publishers in 2018. She has been invited to deliver papers at the universities of Durham, Glasgow, Sheffield, York, Coleraine, Winnipeg, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Universitat d’Estiu de la Dona in Barcelona and University of Oxford. She also conducted research at universities in Strasbourg, Berlin, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Peterborough. In 1999-2002 she was on the board of Literature and Theology, journal published by Oxford University Press. She is currently editor-in-chief of Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, published by Łódź University Press. She has published seven volumes of poetry. Her translations and reviews have appeared in Literatura na świecie, Tygiel kultury, Fraza and Odra.