Prof. Jerzy Durczak (chair)

Prof. Jerzy Durczak

 

Degrees

M.A. – 1974 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin Robert Graves’s Fictionized Biographies

Ph.D. – 1983 – Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań Varieties of Contemporary American Literary Nonfiction

post-doctoral degree – 1994 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin Selves Between Cultures: Contemporary American Bicultural Autobiography

 

Guest lectures

California State University, Bakersfield

Indiana University, Bloomington

University of Joensuu

Flensburg University

San Diego State University

Santa Clara University

 

Fellowships

1985-86 ACLS Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo

1989 – Oriel College, Oxford

1990 – John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin

1992 – John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin

1994 – International Seminar in American Studies: Twentieth-Century American Literature, Los Angeles – Baton Rouge – Washington D.C.

1995-96 – Senior Fulbright Fellowship – Michigan State University

 

Major publications

Contemporary American Literary Nonfiction, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 1989.

Selves Between Cultures: Contemporary American Bicultural Autobiography, San Francisco-London-Bethesda: International Scholars Publications, 1997.

Polish-American Literary Confrontations, Eds. Jerzy and Joanna Durczak. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 1995.

Rivers and the American Experience. Ed. Jerzy Durczak. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2000.

American Portraits and Self-Portraits. Eds. Jerzy Durczak and Paweł Frelik Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2002.

(Mis)Reading America: American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions, Eds. Jerzy Durczak, Paweł Frelik. Kraków: Universitas 2011.

“Ihab Hassan: The Art or Risk.” Anglistik. September 2000. 34-44.

“The Third Way: Gloria Anzaldua’s Autobiographical Manifesto.” Alfred Hornung, William Boelhower, eds. Multiculturalism and the American Self. Heidelberg: C.Winter, 2000. 273-282.

“Who Are We (going to become)?: Vasconcelos, Huntington, Rodriguez.” Return to Postmodernism: Theory, Travel Writing, Autobiography, ed. Klaus Stierstorfer. Heidelberg: Universitatverlag WINTER, 2005. 307-316.

“Immigrant autobiographies” (in) Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Topics Volume, eds. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Detroit: Gale 2009. 124-134.

Ten chapters in: Historia literatury amerykańskiej XX wieku, ed. A.Salska. Kraków: Universitas, 2003.

 

Interests

postwar American prose, American short story, Raymond Carver and other New Realists, autobiography, nonfiction writing, ethnic literature, Bruce Springsteen, photography

 

Membership in scholarly societies

Polish Association for American Studies (1993-1996 Board Member, 1996-2002 President)

The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

European Association for American Studies (2003-08 Board Member)

American Studies Association

 

E-mail: durczak@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl

 

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