Dr. Agnieszka Jeżyk, Professor of Polish Studies at the University of Toronto, has recently obtained the position of the Maria Kott Endowed Professor of Polish Studies at the UW Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She will start in Seattle in the 2023/24 academic year. She has won the position in a competition with about 30 candidates and was among four finalist who had public lectures and extensive interviews at the Slavic Department in February and March, 2023. Her public lecture at the UW discussed poetry and paintings of Tytus Czyżewski.
Dr. Agnieszka Jeżyk specializes in the Polish avant-garde poetry of the interwar period and Slavic horror studies. She has published in The Polish Review, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Slavic and East European Journal, Ab Imperio Quarterly, among others. She is a co-editor of the volume “Slavic Horror across the Media: Cursed Zones” forthcoming in Manchester University Press in 2023. Agnieszka Jeżyk earned her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago for her thesis on the excessive matter in Bruno Jasieński’s poems. She is working on a manuscript discussing marginal subjectivities in the 1920s Polish avant-garde poetry. Her other project focuses on the representations of deadly technologies in various Central European avant-garde works. She has worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of California Los Angeles, and most currently at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she was an Assistant Professor of Polish Language, Literature and Culture, and an Acting Director of the Polish Program.
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