dr Ewa Kowal

Lecturer, translator, editor.


Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture in the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. She is the author of The “Image-Event” in the Early Post-9/11 Novel: Literary Representations of Terror after September 11, 2001 (Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2012) and a series of articles devoted to post-9/11 literature and film. Her current project concerns cinematic and novelistic depictions of the 2007-8 global financial crisis and its aftermath. She is interested in feminist theory and criticism, gender studies, masculinities studies, happiness studies, housing studies, as well as film and the visual arts.


She has presented a series of papers at international conferences in Poland and abroad: http://jagiellonian.academia.edu/EwaKowal.


As a translator and editor she has worked for such periodicals as Literatura na ŚwieciePrzekładaniec: A Journal of Literary TranslationWielogłos and Herito, as well as the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University, the Jagiellonian University Joseph Conrad Research Centre (Yearbook of Conrad Studies (Poland)), the Conrad Festival, the Miłosz Festival and the International Cultural Centre in Kraków.


Selected publications:


  1. Powieść brytyjska w XXI wieku. Szkice. Ed. Ewa Kowal, Bożena Kucała and Robert Kusek. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2018.
  2. “Gender Hybridity and Power in Angela Carter’s ‘The Lady of the House of Love’ and Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht” in Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny, LXV, 2/2018, Warszawa: PAN, 239-252.
  3. The Politics and Poetics of Friendship. Ed. Ewa Kowal and Robert Kusek. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2017.
  4. “The Centre, Peripheries, and Filth in Mohsin Hamid’s How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” in Acta Philologica 2017 (51), 71-80.
  5. Powieść irlandzka w XXI wieku. Szkice. Ed. Ewa Kowal and Robert Kusek. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2016.
  6. “Financial and Emotional Geometries in Dan Gilroy’s NightcrawlerCrash by J.G. Ballard and Crash by David Cronenberg” in Production of Emotions: Perspectives and Functions. Ed. Teresa Bruś and Marcin Tereszewski. Peter Lang, 2016, 33-41.
  7. “James Lasdun’s Give Me Everything You Have. On Being Stalked as a Fusion of Writing Technologies” in Polish Journal of English Studies, vol. 1, 2015, 27-43.
  8. “The Hidden Dialogue(s) in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist” in Face to Face, Page to Page. PASE Papers in Literature, Language and Culture. Ed. Dorota Babilas, Agnieszka Piskorska and Paweł Rutkowski. Instytut Anglistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2014.
  9. The “Image-Event”in the Early Post-9/11 Novel: Literary Representations of Terror After September 11, 2001. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2012.
  10. Literatura na Świecie No 7-8/2008: B.S. Johnson, literary translations.