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).
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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.
2021. The Postword in-Between Utopia and Dystopia: Intersectional, Feminist, and Non-Binary Approaches in 21st Century Literature and Culture. Routledge (z Tomaszem Fisiakiem).
2011 The Playful Air of Light(ness) in Irish Literature and Culture, The Cambridge Scholars Publishing (z Martą Goszczyńską).
2010 Changing Ireland: Transformations and Transitions in Irish Literature and Culture, Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego (z Martą Goszczyńską).
Articles and chapters in monographs:
2021. “Feminist Utopianism in the Posthuman Worlds of Last One Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff and Individutopia by Joss Sheldon.” [in] The Postword in-Between Utopia and Dystopia: Intersectional, Feminist, And Non-Binary Approaches in 21st Century Literature and Culture. Routledge. Edited by K. Ostalska i T. Fisiak, pp. 181-198.
2021. “Remediating the Memory: Posthuman Medialities, Poetry and Geophilosophy in an Intermedial Project Leterfrack Poetry Trail,” [in] Literature and Media: Productive Intersections, Peter Lang. Edited by M. Cieślak i M. Lachman, pp.97-109.
2021. “Embodiment as a Performatively Posthumanist Form of Material Authorship in The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride”. Avant, Vol. 13, No.3, pp. 1-16.
2020 “‘More liveable’ speculations: the gender of SF in Margaret Atwood’s short story “Oursonette” and in the comic book / graphic novel War Bears” Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich /The Problems of Literary Genres, tom LXIII, zeszyt 1 (133), 2020. red. gościnni K. Ostalska i T. Fisiak, Speculative Genre: The Gendrered Dimension of Contemporary Utopia/Dystopia. Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe Societas Scientiarum Lodziensis, https://doi.org/10.26485/ZRL/2020/63.1/2
2020 „Masculinity as Failure: From Learning to Swim to England and Other Stories” [w:] Reading Graham Swift, red. T. Dobrogoszcz i M. Goszczyńska, Lexington Books, 2020, str. 31-45.
2019 “‘A right kind of rogue:’ Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies (2015) and The Blood Miracles (2017)”. Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture. no. 9, Rougery and (Sub) Versions, redaktorzy gościnni A. Van Herk i V. Polić, WUŁ, str. 237-258.
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. Edited by 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.