Reviews and Interviews


  • Anna Warso University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw
  • Wit Pietrzak University of Łódź
  • Katarzyna Ojrzyńska University of Łódź
  • Jan Jędrzejewski University of Ulster, UK
  • Jadwiga Uchman University of Łódź



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Author Biographies

Anna Warso, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw

Anna Warso is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw where she teaches courses in American literature and workshops in translation. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the figurations of loss in John Berryman’s The Dream Songs and her research interests include, among others, 20th–century American poetry and literary translation. She has published essays and articles on the work of John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop and John Ashbery, she is also the co-editor, with Agnieszka Pantuchowicz, of the forthcoming Culture(s) and Authenticity: The Politics of Translation and the Poetics of Imitation and Interpreting Authenticity: Translation and Its Others (Peter Lang).

Wit Pietrzak, University of Łódź

Wit Pietrzak is Professor of British and Irish Literature in the Institute of English Studies, University of Łódź. He specializes in modernist and neo-modernist Irish and British poetry and has published several books of criticism, including Levity of Design. Man and Modernity in the Poetry of J. H. Prynne, Ostrożnie, poezja. Szkice o współczesnej poezji anglojęzycznej [Careful, Poetry. Essays on English-Language Poetry] and most recently The Critical Thought of W. B. Yeats.

Katarzyna Ojrzyńska, University of Łódź

Katarzyna Ojrzyńska is Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland. Her academic interests revolve around modern drama, Irish studies, and cultural disability studies. She is the author of “Dancing as if language no longer existed”: Dance in Contemporary Irish Drama (Reimagining Ireland 61, Peter Lang, 2015).

Jan Jędrzejewski, University of Ulster, UK

Jan Jędrzejewski was educated at the University of Łódź, Poland (MA in English philology, 1985), and at Worcester College, University of Oxford (DPhil, 1992). He has taught at the University of Ulster since 1993; he became Senior Lecturer in 2001, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature in 2007. He served as Head of the School of English and History (2009–14), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2014–17). A specialist in nineteenth-century English literature, particularly the Victorian novel, Professor Jędrzejewski also has major interests in Irish literature in English and in comparative literature. He has published monographs on Thomas Hardy and the Church (1996) and George Eliot (2007), critical editions of Hardy and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is currently involved in revising and updating a multilingual pan-European literary compendium, Lettres Européennes/A History of European Literature.

Jadwiga Uchman, University of Łódź

Jadwiga Uchman (Prof. dr hab.) specializes in modern English Drama, especially poetic drama, the Theatre of the Absurd, T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard. She is the author of numerous articles and three books: The Problem of Time in the Plays of Samuel Beckett (Łódź, 1987), Reality, Illusion, Theatricality: A Study of Tom Stoppard (Łódź, 1998) and Playwrights and Directors: Samuel Beckett, Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter (Łódź, 2011).


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How to Cite

Warso, A., Pietrzak, W., Ojrzyńska, K., Jędrzejewski, J., & Uchman, J. (2018). Reviews and Interviews. Text Matters, (8), 443-461.