Prof. Joanna Durczak

Prof. Joanna Durczak

Degrees

M.A. – 1974 – The Jagiellonian University, Cracow – Negro Community in the Works of James Baldwin

Ph.D. – 1984 – The Jagiellonian University, Cracow – Ecological Consciousness in Contemporary American Literature

post-doctoral degree – 1997 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin – Treading Softly Speaking Low: Contemporary American Poetry in the Didactic Mode

 

Fellowships

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

1991 – John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin

1993 – The David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies, London

 

Major publications

Ecological Consciousness in Contemporary American Literature, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 1988.

Treading Softly, Speaking Low. Contemporary American Poetry in the Didactic Mode, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 1994.

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

Contributor (10 chapters) to: Historia literatury amerykańskiej XX wieku. Ed. Agnieszka Salska. Kraków: Universitas, 2002.

Canadian Ghosts, Hopes, and Values. Eds. Maciej Abramowicz and Joanna Durczak. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2008.

Rozmowy z ziemią. Tradycja przyrodopisarska w literaturze amerykańskiej. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2010.

 

Interests

American, Canadian and Polish nature writing; environmental literature; history of the environmental movement; contemporary American poetry; non-modernist tradition in American poetry; Native American literature; contemporary Native American art; Canadian-American literary relations; 17th and 18th century literature of contact

Membership in scholarly societies

Polish Association for American Studies

European Association for American Studies

Polish Association for Canadian Studies

 

E-mail: jodurczak@gmail.com

 

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