Curriculum Vitae

Born: April 13th, 1952, Warsaw, Poland.

Address for Correspondence:
Institute of Literary Research
The Polish Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Pałac Staszica, ul. Nowy Świat 72
00-330 Warszawa, Poland
Tel/fax: +4822-8269945
E-mail: wbol [at] wp [dot] pl

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Academic Background:

  • 1971-76 student, Department of Polish Philology, University of Warsaw, Poland.
    M.A. in Polish Literature and History, 1976.
  • 1976-78 doctoral student, Institute of Literary Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences and Lettres, Warsaw, Poland.
    Ph.D. in Literary Criticism and Polish Literature, 1980.

Principal Academic Positions Held:

  • 1996 Professor of Literary Criticism, Institute of Literary Studies
    Polish Academy of and Lettres, Warsaw.
  • 1992-1995 Associate Professor, Institute of Literary Studies
    Polish Academy of Sciences and Lettres, Warsaw.
  • 1981-1991 Assistant Professor, Institute of Literary Studies
    Polish Academy of Sciences and Lettres, Warsaw.
  • 1979-1980 Lecturer in Literary Criticism, Institute Literary Studies
    Polish Academy of Sciences and Lettres; Institute of Polish Philology, University of Warsaw.

Other Academic Posts:

  • 2005 - 2009 Professor of Literary Criticism (Poetics; Theory of Literature, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1996 - 2004 Professor of Polish 20th-Century Literature, University of Łódź, Poland.
  • 2000 - 2001 Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Administrative Posts:

  • 1991 - ... Head, Department of Historical Poetics, Institute of Literary Studies
    Polish Academy of Sciences and Lettres, Warsaw.

Other Posts:

  • 1992 - Member of the Editorial Board, Teksty Drugie [Second Texts], a scholary periodical.

Invited Lectures and Contributions to the Conferences Abroad (selected):

  • 2009: Bibliotèque Polonaise de Paris;
  • 2009: European Science Foundation, ERIH Panel, Brussels
  • 2009: European Science Foundation, Changing Publication Culture, Budapest,  
  • 2006: Muzeum Polskie w Rapperswilu (Szwajcaria)
  • 2005: University of Amsterdam; University of Stockholm; University of Uppsala
  • 2004: Université Paris IV; Université Lille III; University of Ljubliana (Slovenia); University of Piliscaba (Hungry)
  • 2005: University of Amsterdam; University of Stockholm; University of Uppsala
  • 2004: Université Paris IV; Université Lille III; University of Ljubliana (Slovenia); University of Piliscaba (Hungry)
  • 2003: University of Uppsala; University of Stockholm; University of Piliscaba (Hungary); Universität Fribourg (Switzerland); The Royal Swedish Academy, Stockholm; Sorbonne - Université Paris IV
  • 2002: University of Uppsala
  • 2001: University of Stockholm; University of København, Lund University University of Uppsala
  • 1998: University of Uppsala; University of Stockholm
  • 1996: University of Vancouver; Université de Montreal; University of Edmonton; Sorbonne - Université Paris IV; University of Stockholm; University of Uppsala
  • 1995: Université Paris IV; University of Uppsala; University of Stockholm; Université Lille III
  • 1994: Harvard University; University of Stockholm; University of Glasgow; University of St. Andrews (Scotland); Universität Zürich; Lund University
  • 1993: University of London; University of Debrecen (Hungary); Salzburg Seminar; Institut National des Lanques et Civilisations Orientales - INALCO, Paris
  • 1992: Central European University (Prague)
  • 1991: University of St. Andrews; University of Glasgow; University of Saarbrucken Central European University (Prague)
  • 1990: University of Stockholm
  • 1989: University of Amsterdam

Areas of Academic Specialization:

  • Literary criticism (reviews, essays, articles; books)
  • Poetics: interpretation, literary communication, reception, literary styles and genres; narratology
  • Literary anthropology
  • Textual scholarship
  • History of East European literature
  • Grotesque in literature and art
  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Modern and postmodern fiction
  • Cultural, political and social context of literature
  • Independent publishing movement in Poland during the martial law

Major Awards:

  • The Foundation of Wladyslaw and Nelly Turzanski Award (Toronto, 2010)
  • The Kazimierz Wyka Award (Cracow 2007)
  • The "Kultura" Monthly Award (Paris, 1991)
  • The Kościelski Foundation Award (Geneve, 1989)
  • The "Arka" Monthly Award (Cracow, 1988)
  • The Andrzej Kijowski Award (Warsaw, 1987)
  • The Polcul Foundation Award (Sydney, 1985)

Membership in Professional Organisations:

  • The Association Of Polish Writers
  • Polish PEN-Club, Warsaw
  • The Warsaw Scientific Association. Societas Scientiarum Varsoviensis
  • The Foundation For Polish Science

Other scholarly activities:

  • 2007: A member of one of the expert panels engaged in an evaluation of all research at Uppsala University during the spring of 2007; see www.uadm.uu.se/kof (photo)