Justyna Stępień is an Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies in the Department of British Literature and Culture, where she received her doctorate in 2012. In the years 2012-2019, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the English Institute of University of Szczecin. She is an author of British Pop Art and Postmodernism (2015), an editor of Redefining Kitsch and Camp in Literature and Culture (2014) and co-editor of a special issue of Open Cultural Studies Journal Transmediating Culture(s)? (2017). She is currently working on her book devoted to posthumanist artistic practices. She belongs to an international research group/ collective The Posthuman Art and Research Group (aka. Dori.O) that consists of artists and researchers from all over Europe. She is also the co-founder (with Katarzyna Ostalska) of Posthumanities Research Centre at the University of Lodz.
-posthumanism in artistic practices;
– performance studies;
-philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari;
– fashion as a cultural practice.
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British Pop Art and Postmodernism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Redefining Kitsch and Camp in Literature and Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
Open Cultural Studies Journal: Transmediating Culture(s)? (de Gruyter Open, 2017) – with Beata Zawadka https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/culture.2017.1.issue-1/issue-files/culture.2017.1.issue-1.xml.
Journal articles and chapters in monographs:
“Re(situating) More-than-human Knowledge. Material Entanglements in Laura Gustafsson and Terike Happoja’s Museum of Nonhumanity and Helena Hunter’s Falling Birds.” Investigating Cultures of Equality. ed. by Dorota Golańska, Aleksandra M. Różalska & Suzanne Clisby, Routledge Project GRACE Series, Volume 3 (forth 2021).
“Performing More-than-human Corporeal Connections in American Artistic Practices.” Text Matters. (forth 2021).
“Performing with/for the algae world in the Anthropocene. Burton and Nitta’s Algaculture Projects.” International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1080/14794713.2020.1816701.
“Performing More-than-human Corporeal Borderlands in American Artistic Practices.” Performing America. Ed. Barbara Braid and Beata Zawadka. Amsterdam: Brill-Rodopi, 2020.
“Nomads and Postcolonial Rhizomes in My Beautiful Launderette.” Ambiguous Selves: Contesting Gender Binaries in Literature, Film and the Media. Ed. Barbara Braid, Malwina Siemiątkowska and Ewa Glapka. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. 75-87.
“Nomads and Migrants in Affective Spaces: Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Sans Papiers and The New Mechelenians Projections.” Exile and Migration: New Reflections on an Old Practice. Ed. Joanna Witkowska and Uwe Zagratzki. Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovac, 2016. 87-101.
“Affective Aesthetics of Posthuman Bodies in Pain in Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 9.” The Polish Journal of Aesthetics 51.4 (2018): 99-111.
“Encountering the Virtual in Affective Spaces: Krzysztof Wodiczko’s OUT OF HERE War Veteran Projects.” Przegląd Kulturoznawczy 35.1 (2018): 118-130.
“Fabricating a Common Fiction Together.” Open Cultural Studies: Transmediating Culture(s) 1 (2017): 475–82. https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/culture.2017.1.issue-1/issue-files/culture.2017.1.issue-1.xml
“Savage Beauties: Alexander McQueen’s Performance of Posthuman Bodies.” International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media 13.2 (2017): 170-82.