Professor Andrzej Wicher (Head of the Centre for Research on English Medieval and Renaissance Literature) is a lecturer in the history of English literature in the Institute of English Studies at the University of Łódź.
Professor Wicher’s field of research is Medieval and Renaissance studies, cultural studies, and modern fantasy literature, with a special emphasis on the presence of folktale motifs in works of literature. Apart from numerous scholarly articles, he is the author of the following books: Archaeology of the Sublime. Studies in Late-Medieval English Writings (Katowice 1995), Shakespeare’s Parting Wondertales—a Study of the Elements of the Tale of Magic in William Shakespeare’s Late Plays (Łódź 2003), and Selected Medieval and Religious Themes in the Works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien (Łódź 2013). He also translated some Middle English poems, including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, into Polish.
Professor Andrzej Wicher has supervised so far around 150 BA and MA papers, and 8 doctoral dissertations concerning such topics as: Old and Middle English literature, English folk literature, modern Anglophone fantastic literature.