dr hab. Katarzyna Bazarnik

Assistant Professor in the Section of Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture in the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University, working in the Institute since 1995. In 2007 she defended the PhD dissertation on Some Aspects of Spatiality of the Literary Work as Exemplified by James Joyce's Giacomo Joyce, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake (with a reference to L. Sterne, S. Mallarmé, B. S. Johnson and R. Federman) at the Jagiellonian University. Her next monograph (habilitation) was devoted to liberature, a multimodal literary genre in which text and its material shape constitute a meaningful whole. She teaches methods of literary research, history of British literature, multimodal literature, and translation studies. Her research interest include James Joyce, iconicity in literature, avant-garde and experimental writing and liberature.

She initiated and organised six Bloomsday in Krakow Conferences (1997-2008) and thematic Joyce panels at April Conferences (with Prof. Dirk Vanderbeke), and was involved in organising Digital Humanities Conference 2016, and IALS Symposium „Text-Image-Music” 2018. She is the author of Liberature. A Book-bound Genre (Kraków, 2016) and Joyce and Liberature (Prague, 2012), editor or co-editor 8 collections of essays, and 2 monograph issues of journal of literary translation Literatura na Swiecie devoted to J. Joyce and B. S. Johnson. She has published in James Joyce Quarterly, Spanish Joyce Papers, Teksty Drugie and Przekładaniec. Journal of Translation Studies. she is also a co-editor of two publishing series Topographies of (post)modernity (Jagiellonian University Press) and European Joyce Studies (Brill/Rodopi).

Together with Zenon Fajfer she runs "Liberature", an imprint of Ha!art Publishing House, in which she edited over twenty titles, including Polish translations of Stéphane Mallarmé's The Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance,  Raymond Queneau's One Hundred Thousand Billion Poems, Georges Perec's Life User's Manual, Herta Müller's box of poetic collages Der Wächter nimmt seinen Kamm, and J. Joyce's Finnegans Wake. She is also the co-author of Oka-leczenie (Mute-I-Late, 2000, 2009) and (O)patrzenie (Ga(u)ze, 2003), translator. She has been a guest of several literary and arts festivals, including "Day of Welcomes" in Letterkenny, Ireland, the official celebration of Poland's accession to the EU in 2004 and European Culture Congress in Wrocław (2011), as well as coorganised several editions of Ha!wangarda Literary and New Media Festival in Krakow and New York.

She has presented papers at over 70 conferences in Poland and abroad, as well as guest lectured at Polish and foreign universities, including 11. James Joyce Summer School in Trieste, University of Tokyo, Mills College in Oakland, School of the Arts Institute in Chicago. In 2002 Zenon Fajfer and she launched Liberature Reading Room (now a section of the Main Library of the Malopolska Province in Krakow), where she gives talks and workshops on experimental writing.

She is a member of International James Joyce Foundation, Polish Society of Aesthetics, and European Association of Modernist Studies.

Selected Publications:


  1. Liberature. A Book-bound Genre. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2016.
  2. Joyce and Liberature. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2011.



“Literacki splot kwantowy. How to Be Both Ali Smith”. Powieść brytyjska w XXI wieku. Szkice. Red. E. Kowal, B. Kucała i R. Kusek. Kraków: WUJ, 2018. 191-206.

“A half-formed thing, a fully formed style: repetition in Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing”, Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, t. 13 nr 2, 2018, str. 77-87.

Bazarnik Katarzyna, Wróblewski Jakub, "First we feel then we fall": James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake as an interactive video application”, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. 2017 t. 32 nr specjalny Supplement 2, str. ii124–ii134,  doi: 10.1093/llc/fqx027

„Hydra czy hybryda? Liberatura jako gatunek (jednak) literacki”, Er(r)go. Teoria | Literatura | Kultura, temat numeru: Liberatura nr 32 (1/2016). Str. 11-26.

Dróżdż Stanisław, Oświęcimka Paweł, Kulig Andrzej, Kwapień Jarosław, Bazarnik Katarzyna, Grabska-Gradzińska Iwona, Rybicki Jan, Stanuszek Marek. "Quantifying origin and character of long-range correlations in narrative texts. " Information Sciences, vol. 331, 2016. 32-44.

„Liberatura w polu produkcji kulturowej." Teksty Drugie, nr tematyczny „Cyfrowa piśmienność", nr 3 (153), 2015. 57-76.

"Liberature: literature in the space of the book." Les espaces du livre : supports et acteurs de la création texte/image (XXe–XXIe siècles) = Spaces of the book : materials and agents of the text/image creation (20th–21st centuries). Ed. J. Khalfa and I. Choll. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 25-42

Bazarnik Katarzyna, Gaida Edyta, Łukasik Wojciech, Stankiewicz Dominika, „Dreaming of the short story"[w:] Obsessions : a short story anthology, red. K. Bazarnik i E. Gaida. Kraków: Ha!art, 2015. 84-93.

„Liberatura i Cage." Cage 100 : materiały z sympozjum z okazji stulecia urodzin Johna Cage'a, red. J. Kutnik. Lublin: Rozdroża, 2015. 241-252.

"Introduction: Modernist Roots of Liberature". Incarnations of Textual Materiality. From Modernism to Liberature, eds. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Izabela Curyłło-Klag., Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2014. 1-14.

"Excavatory Notes on the Style of Interior Monologue in the Polish Translation of Joyce's Ulysses". Continuity in Language. Styles and Registers in Literary and Non-Literary Discourse, ed. Ewa Willim, Kraków: Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM, 2014.35-47.

(with Zenon Fajfer) "Ulysses. James Joyce. (34) Throughout the book people keep running into each other – paths meet, diverge, and meet agin. Document the use of synchronization throughout the novel." The Nabokov Paper. A Project. Ed. Kate Briggs i Lucrezia Russo. Information as Material series. 92-98 and insert.

"Who's he when he's at home? The Figure of the Central-European Jew in Joyce's and Perec's Fiction". Praharfeast. James Joyce in Prague. Eds. David Vichnar, David Spurr, and Michael Groden. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2012.162-170.

Mihálycsa Erika, Jolanta Wawrzycka, Fritz Senn, Katarzyna Bazarnik, Erik Bindervoet, Tim Conley, Guillermo Sanz Gallego, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Elena Păcurar, Enrico Terrinoni, "THE POLYLOGUE PROJECT: Shortmind". Scientia Traductionis James Joyce & Tradução II,  12 (2012). Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazylia. 133-164 http://www.periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/scientia/article/view/1980-4237.2012n12p133/24030

リベラトゥラ——テキストと書物の形を統合する新しい文学ジャンル久山 宏一訳(Liberatura: gatunek literacki integrujący tekst z formą książki). Trans.  Koichi KUYAMA). 『れにくさ』. Renyxa . Рениксa [journal of the Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo], 3 (2012). 207-225. <http://repository.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2261/51961>.

"Liberature [On the Origin of (Literary) Species]". VLAK. Contemporary Poetics & the Arts No. 2, Prague-New York-London-Melbourne-Paris-Amsterdam, May 2011. 290-297.

"A Polish Translation of Finnegans Wake in Progress." James Joyce Quarterly 47.4 (summer 2010): 567-577.

"Chronotope in Liberature". James Joyce and After. Writer and Time. Ed. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Bożena Kucała. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 117-132.

„Materialność jako wyznacznik gatunkowy liberatury". W: Materia sztuki, red. Michał Ostrowicki. Kraków: Universitas, 2010. 109-118.

"Liberature: Literature in the Form of the Book". Traditional and emerging formats of artists' books: Where do we go from here? Ed. Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden. On-line publication of AHRC research project What will be the canon for the artist's book in the 21st Century? The Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, 2009. www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/contrad09/conpdfs/liberature.pdf. Web.

"Images of Femininity in 'Calypso'. A Case Study of Two Polish Translations". Papers on Joyce 14/2008, Spanish James Joyce Society. 13-26.

"Joyce, Liberature and Writing of the Book". Hypermedia Joyce Studies, vol. 8, 2/2007. http://hjs.ff.cuni.cz/archives/v8_2/main/essays.php?essay=bazarnik. Web.

"Liberature: a New Literary Genre?". Insistent Images. Iconicity in Language and Literature, vol. 5. Ed. Elżbieta Tabakowska, Christina Ljungberg and Olga Fischer. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007. 189-206. 

"Katarzyna Bazarnik and Finnegans Wake" (Interviewer: Tatsuo Hamada). The Abiko Quarterly with James Joyce Finnegans Wake Studies No. 21, 2001. Japan. 11-22.

"List of Polish Elements in Finnegans Wake". The Abiko Quarterly with James Joyce Finnegans Wake Studies No. 20 (Summer/Autumn 2000). Japan. 6-48.

"Looking at Finnegans Wake from the Polish Perspective". The Abiko Quarterly with James Joyce Finnegans Wake Studies No. 19 (Winter-Spring 2000). Japan. 10-24.

"Looking at Finnegans Wake from a Polar Perspective". The Abiko Quarterly with James Joyce Finnegans Wake Studies No. 19 (Winter-Spring 2000). Japan. 6-9.

Edited volumes

  1. Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, t. 13 nr 2, 2018, numer tematyczny: Repetition in 21st fiction (red. B. Kucała i K. Bazarnik).
  2. Jena Electronic Studies in English Language and LiteraturesSpecial James Joyce Issue nr 1/2015 (eds. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Christian Wehmeier
  3. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Edyta Gaida (eds.). Obsessions. A Short Story Anthology. Krakow: Korporacja Ha!art, 2015.
  4. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Izabela Curyłło-Klag (eds.). Incarnations of Textual Materiality. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
  5. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Bożena Kucała (eds.). James Joyce and After. Writer and Time. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
  6. Fajfer, Zenon. Liberatura czyli literatura totalna. Teksty zebrane z lat 1999-2009. Liberature or Total Literature. Collected Essays 1999-2009. Ed. and trans. Katarzyna Bazarnik. "Liberatura" series, vol. 12. Krakow: Korporacja Ha!art, 2010. A bilingual dos-a-dos book of 192 + 192 pages.
  7. Krystyna Stamirowska and Katarzyna Bazarnik (eds.). Beckett. Drama of the Mind. Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2008.
  8. Literatura na Świecie (Literature in the World, a magazine on literature in translation). Bryan Stanley Johnson monograph issue. No 7-8/2008. Warszawa. 255 pages. (Conception and co-edition of the issue).
  9. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer. Liberature. Krakow: Artpartner, 2005. (A brochure accompanying the 5th International Symposium "Iconicity in Language and Literature", Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 2005)
  10. Literatura na Świecie (Literature in the World a magazine on literature in translation). James Joyce monograph issue. No 7-8 / 2004 (396-397), Warszawa. (Conception and co-edition of the issue).
  11. Katarzyna Bazarnik (ed.). Od Joyce'a do liberatury. Szkice o architekturze słowa. Ed. Krakow: Universitas, 2002.
  12. Katarzyna Bazarnik and Finn Fordham (eds.). Wokół Jamesa Joyce'a. Krakow: Universitas, 1998.



  1. opinia o projekcie multimedialnym pt. „Work in Progress. Adaptacja Finnegans Wake J. Joyce'a" dr Jakuba Wróblewskiego (ASP w Warszawie), przygotowana dla Programu Stypendialnego Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego RP w programie „Młoda Polska"
  2. reviewer for Revue Intermédialités/ Intermediality, Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, Hungarian Journal for English and American Studies, The Nordic Journal of English Studies, Przekładańca i Między Oryginałem a Przekładem and several conference volumes.
  3. reviewer of  P. Marecki Między kartką a ekranem. Cyfrowe eksperymenty z medium książki w Polsce and  L. Drong Tropy konfliktu. Retoryka pamięci kulturowej we współczesnej powieści północnoirlandzkiej


Participation in research projects

  1. Wissenschaftliches Netzwerk Das Buch als erweiterter Kunst- und Kommunikationsraum (The Book as Enhanced Space of Communication and Conception), Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; principal investigator: PD Dr. Viola Hildebrand-Schat (2015-2018)
  2. FirstWeFeelThanWeFall, projekt multimedialnej adaptacji filmowej książki Finnegans Wake Jamesa Joyce'a, współautor: dr Jakub Wróblewski, ASP Warszawa.
  3. Literatura polska po 1989 roku w świetle teorii Pierre'a Bourdieu, grant Narodowego Centrum Nauki, decyzja nr DEC-2011/01/D/HS2/05129; an article published in an English issue of Teksty Drugie


Wybrane tłumaczenia:

  1. Z. Fajfer. "Eyelids" (fragment hipertekstowej poezji/hypertxtual Flash poetry). Trans. into English by K. Bazarnik. Presented live at Electronic Literature Conference and Festival, Bergen, Norway, 7 August 2015.
  2. "Zenon Fajfer's "Widokówka z Dublina" Translated, with a Commentary, Translation Ireland. Journal of Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association, vol. 19, no 2, 2014. pp. 150-155. (a poem and a commentary)
  3. Carolyn Guyer and Michael Joyce. „Dłużej niż w rok" (More Than a Year. 13 Months Calendar). Ha!art. Postdisciplinary Magazine on Culture, radical issue, no 40, 2012, Krakow. (a poem)
  4. Shinsuke Takasaki, 6 poems: "Oficjalne pismo" (Letter), "Niczego nie widzę" (I can't see anything), "Oczy           zamknij"  (Eyes     close), "Przypis" (Footnote), "Zarys" (Outline), "Klnę się na swoje słowo" (Upon my word). Trans. into Polish by Katarzyna Bazarnik. Ha!art. Postdisciplinary Magazine on Culture, radical issue, no 40, 2012, Krakow. (poems)
  5. Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka. Odprysk poezji. Stanisław Dróżdż mówi. A Piece of Poetry. Conversations with Stanisław Dróżdż. Trans. into English by K. Bazarnik. Kraków/Wrocław: Ha!art, Narodowe Centrum Kultury, 2012. (non-fiction)
  6. Z. Fajfer. Ten letters. "Liberatura" series, vol. 11. Krakow: Ha!art, 2010. (volume of poetry)
  7. Z. Fajfer. Liberature or Total Literature. Trans. into English by K. Bazarnik. "Liberatura" series, vol. 11. Krakow: Ha!art, 2010. (essays)
  8. B. S. Johnson. Przełożona w normie (House Mother Normal). Trans. into Polish by K. Bazarnik. "Liberatura" series, vol. 17. Krakow: Ha!art, 2010. (a novel)
  9. B. S. Johnson. Nieszczęśni (The Unfortunates). Trans. into Polish by K. Bazarnik. "Liberatura" series, vol. 5. Krakow: Ha!art, 2008. (a novel)
  10. Z. Fajfer. "Ars poetica" (digital kinetic poem). Trans. into English by K. Bazarnik and Z. Fajfer. Techsty nr 3 (2007). http://www.techsty.art.pl/magazyn3/fajfer/Ars_poetica_english.html
  11. "Word and Image. Summary" (trans. into English by K. Bazarnik). Janusz Pelc, Słowo i obraz. Kraków: Universitas 2002. 399-413. (article-summary of the book)
  12. Czogiam Trungpa, Rinpocze. Wolność od duchowego materializmu. Wprowadzenie do psychologii buddyzmu tybetańskiego (Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism). Kraków: Mudra, 2000. (non-fiction)
  13. Fordham, Finn. "Nokturny Finnegans Wake" and "Odczytywanie nieodczytywalnego. Współczesna cenzura i aluzje do Finnegans Wake" ("Finnegans Wake Nocturnes", and "Reading the Undreadable. Contemporary Censorhip and allusions to Finnegans Wake"). Wokół Jamesa Joyce'a. Ed. K. Bazarnik and F. Fordham. Kraków: Universitas, 1998. 97-108, and 157-174. (2 essays)


Creative writing:

  1. Z. Fajfer and K. Bazarnik. Oka-leczenie (2000). "Liberatura" series, vol. 8. Krakow: Ha!art, 2009.
  2. K. Bazarnik, Z. Fajfer. (O)patrzenie. "Liberatura" series, vol. 1. Krakow: Ha!art, 2003, 2009.