prof. dr hab. Krystyna Stamirowska (emerita)

Head of Twentieth and Twenty-first Century British Literature and Culture Department 1994-2011.

Research area: Late nineteenth and twentieth century English Literature; modernism and postmodernism, contemporary novel and its cultural contexts, literary theory.

Main publications: Representations of Reality in the Post-war English Novel 1957-1975 (Universitas 1992), Współczesna powieść brytyjska (ed.) (Universitas 1996), Images of English Identity 1800-1960 (co-authored) (Universitas 1998), B.S. Johnson's Novels: A Paradigm of Truth (Universitas 2006), Historia, fikcja, (auto)biografia w powieści brytyjskiej XX wieku (ed.) (Universitas 2006). Series of articles on Kazuo Ishiguro (2004-2011).

Papers given at numerous international conferences and congresses in Poland and abroad; guest lectures at Polish and European universities (London, Liverpool, St Andrews, Canterbury, Paris, Bordeaux, Angers, Nancy, Saragossa, Salzburg, Kassel, Erlangen, Regensburg).

Coordination and/or participation in several research projects in cooperation with Departments of English both in Poland and abroad.

Member of European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), founding member of Polish Society for the Study of English (PASE), member of Polish Philosophical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Filozoficzne), Joseph Conrad Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Conradowskie), Komisja Neofilologiczna PAU, B.S. Johnson Society.

Member of Editorial Board/ Editorial Consulting Board of Yearbook of Conrad Studies (Poland), Anglica, Beyond Philology.

Selected publications since 2006



  1. B.S. Johnson's Novels: A Paradigm of Truth. Kraków: Universitas, 2006.


  1. „Paradoksy istnienia i wiary w powieściach Grahama Greene'a i François'a Mauriaka" in: PAU, Prace Komisji Neofilologicznej tom V, 2006,  pp. 149-165
  2. "Patterns of Estrangement in the Twentieth Century Fiction", Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis 2 (2007)
  3. „Pisarz odkryty na nowo: B.S. Johnson", Literatura na świecie, nr 7-8/2008, pp. 189-207
  4. After such knowledge what forgiveness: confessional narratives by Kazuo Ishiguro",
  5. Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis 4 (2009), pp. 147-158
  6. "Language of ideology and construction of identity in Julian Barnes's The Porcupine",
  7. Anglica 17, Uniwersytet Warszawski 2009, pp. 7-16
  8. „On reading, readers and authors", American and British Studies Annual, vol.3, University of Pardubice 2010, pp. 158-168
  9. "The Way We Talk: Construction of Reality through Discourse in Harold Pinter's Plays" in: Continuity in Language. English Styles and Registers in Literary and Non-Literary Discourse red. Ewa Willim, wyd. KAAFM, 2014, pp. 91-102
  10. "The Use of Ambiguity and Inconclusive Endings in Graham Swift's Novels", Anglica 24/1. University of Warsaw 2015, pp. 73-82


Book chapters, Introductions

  1. "Versions of Autobiography in B.S. Johnson's Novels" in: Fiction and Autobiography; Salzburg Studies in English Literature and Culture, ed. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Wolfgang Goertschacher. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2006, pp. 277-289
  2. „Współczesna dystopia: nowy wspaniały świat?" w: Historia, fikcja, (auto)biografia w powieści brytyjskiej XX wieku.  Universitas, Kraków 2006, ss. 7-19
  3. Przedmowa do: Historia, fikcja, (auto)biografia w powieści brytyjskiej XX wieku.  Universitas, Kraków  2006, ss. 7-19
  4. Przedmowa do: B.S. Johnson: Nieszczęśni, Korporacja Ha!art, Kraków 2008
  5. "Topography and the Experience of Space in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro" in: Perceptions et representations de l'espace dans le monde anglophone/Perceiving and representing Space in the English-Speaking World, Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 2011, pp.143-156
  6. "‘One word from you could alter everything': Discourse and Identity in Kazuo Ishiguro" in: Groes Sebastian, & Lewis, Barry (eds.) Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2011, pp. 54-66
  7. "Other Selves and the Human World in J.M. Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K (1983) and Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915)" in: Travelling Texts: J.M. Coetzee and Other Writers, eds. Bożena Kucała, Robert Kusek. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2014,  ss. 199-212
  8. „Przemysław Mroczkowski jako krytyk Conrada" w: Profesor Przemysław Mroczkowski – polski anglista 1915-2002,  red. Marta Gibińska, Wyd. Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2015


Edited and co-edited books:

  1. Historia, fikcja, (auto)biografia w powieści brytyjskiej XX wieku (edited), Universitas, Kraków 2006
  2. Drama of the Mind: Beckett in Kraków (co-edited), Wydawnictwo UJ 2008