dr hab. Alicja Piechucka, prof. UŁ
Alicja Piechucka is an Americanist, English philologist, literature scholar, literary and film critic, and has been Professor of American literature at the University of Łódź since 2020.
In 2006, she received her PhD from the University of Łódź, based on a doctoral dissertation devoted to T.S. Eliot’s poetry. Her postdoctoral research concerned mostly twentieth-century American literature, with particular emphasis on modernist poetry and modernist as well as contemporary prose. Central to her academic interests is also comparative literature, in particular the intersection of American and French literature. In 2020, she obtained her habilitation in the field of the humanities in literary studies, based mostly on a cycle of scholarly works dealing with Hart Crane’s poetic œuvre.
She has authored over 100 works of scholarly and popular literary criticism, including the monograph Teksty transatlantyckie. Eseje o literaturze amerykańskiej i francuskiej. She reviews articles for international and national academic journals. In addition to being a scholar, she is active as a literary and film critic, regularly publishing reviews in Nowe Książki and Kultura Liberalna.
Her teaching activities include lectures, seminars and tutorials in American literature as well as in US history and culture.
.She is a member of the Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS).
She is fluent in English and French.
- American modernist poetry
- 20th– and 21st-century American prose
- comparative literary studies
- French literature
- literary and film criticism
In 2017, she received the University of Łódź Chancellor’s Prize for Research Excellence
She has supervised over 40 BA and MA theses.