Marzena Karwowska — BIOGRAPHY


Marzena Karwowska, Associate Professor in Institute of Polish Philology, University of Lodz (field of science: literature) has been Editor-in-Chief of Prace Polonistyczne since 2016.

Her current research activity focuses on the anthropology of creative imagination, myth-criticism and comparative literature.

The most significant results of her studies on anthropology and myth-criticism are three monographs: Antropologia wyobraźni twórczej w badaniach literackich. Świat wyobrażony Brunona Schulza [Anthropology of Creative Imagination in Literary Studies. The Imagined World of Brunon Schulz], Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, Łódź 2015; Prapamięć uśpiona. Świat wyobrażeń Bolesława Leśmiana [Dormant Pre-Memory – Symbolic Manifestation of the Element of Earth in the Poetic Imagination of Bolesław Leśmian], Wydawnictwo Wydziału Polonistyki, University of Warsaw, Warsaw 2008, foreword by Danièle Chauvin, Paris IV Sorbonne University; and Symbole Apokalipsy. Studia z antropologii wyobraźni [Symbols of Apocalypse. Studies on the Anthropology of Imagination], Wydawnictwo Wydziału Polonistyki, University of Warsaw, Warsaw 2011. She has also authored, edited or co-edited nearly 60 publications (articles and studies in collective works) and is a member of l’Association des Amis du Centre de Recherche sur l’Imaginaire at the Stendhal University in Grenoble (France), an international research association.

She has undertaken two scientific traineeships at foreign centers specializing in literary studies on creative imagination and myth-criticism: one under the supervision of prof. Philippe Walter at the Centre de Recherche sur l’Imaginaire established by Gilbert Durand (Stendhal University, Grenoble, France), and the second under the supervision of Prof. Danièle Chauvin (Centre de Recherche en Littérature Comparée, Paris IV Sorbonne University).