My research is concerned with contemporary British and Irish literature and culture, particularly Irish women poets and novelists, gender studies, ecofeminism, posthumanism (predominantly animal studies, New Materialisms and object-oriented ontology) and film studies. In my doctoral research, I examined, among other things, human/non- human transformations in contemporary Irish women’s poetry; my postdoctoral studies analysed the works of the most recent representatives of Irish women poets, exploring various areas (with a special emphasis on ecofeminism) from where female empowerment can be drawn.) Currently, together with dr Tomasz Fisiak, I am a guest editor for a special themed issue on speculative genre (to be published in 2020) of The Problems of Literary Genres. The work in progress is a collection co-edited with dr Tomasz Fisiak: The Postworld In-Between Utopia and Dystopia: Intersectional, Feminist and Non-Binary Approach to Speculative Literature, Film and Art in the 21st Century.
M.A. and B.A theses, regarding contemporary English-language literature and culture, some of which were awarded by the Institute of English Studies Commission.
Other forms of involvement in university activities:
Member of international scholarly organisations, such as IASIL and EFACIS.
Education and professional development:
I obtained a postdoctoral degree for the published research in female empowerment, analysed with regard to the works of Irish women’s poets of the new generation.
Academic awards and international research:
I participated in the university exchange and Lecturers’ Erasmus programme, among others, in Lancaster University (UK), University of Bolton (UK) and Ulster University, Coleraine (Northern Ireland, UK).
Orcid ID: 0000-0001-8553-7517
Towards Female Empowerment − The New Generation of Irish Women Poets: Vona Groarke, Sinéad Morrissey, Caítriona O’Reilly, and Mary O’Donoghue. Studies in Literature. Literary Criticism, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015.
2010 Changing Ireland: Transformations and Transitions in Irish Literature and Culture, Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego (z Martą Goszczyńską).
2011 The Playful Air of Light(ness) in Irish Literature and Culture, The Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (z Martą Goszczyńską).
Artykuły i rozdziały w monografiach:
2018 „ ‘What will I do / when I am too old/ for such love songs?’: Desire and Midlife Sexuality in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry.” Nordic Irish Studies. Special Issue: Women and Ageing in Irish Writing, Drama and Film. Edited by Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Früh. Vol. 17, No 1. Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, pp. 31-56.
2018 “‘Soldier Dolls, Little Adulteresses, Poor Scapegoats, Betraying Sisters and Perfect Meat:’ The Gender of the early Phase of the Troubles and the Politics of Punishments against Women in Contemporary Irish Poetry.” Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture. No. 8. Engaging Ireland. Edited by Wit Pietrzak. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, pp. 84-106.
2015 “‘Their disembodied voices cry:’ Marine Animals and their Songs of Absence in the Poetry of Sinéad Morrissey, Caitríona O’Reilly and Mary O’Donoghue.” [in:] Animals in Irish Literature and Culture. Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature, Edited by K. Kirkpatrick i B. Faragó. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 75−91.
2014 “Writing the New Irish into Ireland’s Old Narratives: the Poetry of Sinéad Morrissey, Leontia Flynn, Mary O’Malley, and Michael Hayes.” [in:] Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland. The Immigrant In Contemporary Irish Literature, Edited by P. Villar-Argáiz. The Manchester University Press, pp. 133−148.
2014 “The Representation of the Woman’s Body in Monty Pythons’ The Meaning of Life”” [in:] Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition. T. Dobrogoszcz. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. 2014, pp. 35-49.
2013 “From Kitchen into the Bathroom: Feminist (Post) Theory In Crisis” [in:] Theory That Matters: What Practice After Theory. Edited by M. Myk i K. Bartczak. The Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 218−236.
2012 “XXY: The Cinematic Poetics of Transgressive Visual Against Gender and Sexual Binarism”. [in:] Against and Beyond: Subversion and Transgression in Mass Media, Popular Culture, Performance, Edited by M. Cieślak i A. Rasmus. Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 66−81.
2011 “Women’s Power To be Loud: The authority of the discourse and authority of the text in Mary Dorcey’s Irish Lesbian Poetic Manifesto “Come Quietly or the Neighbours Will Hear.”” Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture. Edited by D. Filipczak. No. 1. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, pp. 153−169.
2009 “Identity as Becoming: Polymorphic Female Identities in the Poetry of Boland, Meehan and Ní Dhomhnaill.” [in:] Re-imagining Ireland. Vol.9. Liminal Borderlands: Irish Literature and Culture, Edited by I. Gilsenan Nordin i E. Holmsten. Peter Lang, pp. 131−150.
2009 “‘Sharing Our Differences:’ Individuality and Community in the Early Works of Paula Meehan”. Edited by D. Gardiner i J. Allen Randolph. Creighton University Press: An Sionnach. Paula Meehan’s Special Issue. 5.1 & 5. 2. Spring / Fall 2009, pp. 75– 89.