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Dr Michał Choiński, prof. UJ

Dr Michał Choiński, prof. UJ

Associate Professor in the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University. His academic interests include colonial rhetoric, stylometry and the literature of the American South. He was a visiting academic and a guest lecturer at Freie Universität in Berlin, Yale University, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Piedmont College, Salem State University, Queens University in Belfast, and Universita degli Studi di Padova. In 2020, Choiński was the recipient of senior Fulbright Fellowship at Yale University.

Choiński is the author of two books "The Rhetoric of the Revival", a monograph that came out in 2016 with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in New Developments in Jonathan Edwards Studies Series, and “Southern Hyperoles: Metafigurative Strategies of Narration”, a monograph that came out in 2020 with Louisiana State University Press in Southern Studies Series (https://lsupress.org/books/detail/southern-hyperboles). Choiński’s poems have been published in literary journals in US, Canada and the UK. His poetic pamphlet “Gifts Without Wrapping” came out with the Hedgehog Press in 2019 (https://www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/2019/09/27/autumn-books-michal-choinski).

Choiński was lead researcher in The Language of Eighteenth-Century American Colonial Sermons. A Rhetorical and Stylometric Analysis project (OPUS 2014/13/B/HS2/00905): http://www.filg.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/nauka/projekty-krajowe/jezyk-osiemnastowiecznych-amerykanskich-kazan-kolonialnych

and director in Hyperbole in the Writings of American Southern Authors project (OPUS 2016/23/B/HS2/01207): http://www.filg.uj.edu.pl/nauka/projekty-krajowe/hiperbola-w-utworach-pisarzy-amerykanskiego-poludnia

Choiński was also a participant in NASSA (Network-Analysis and Spatial Stylometry in American Studies) research project in cooperation with University of Potsdam. https://en.uj.edu.pl/en_US/news/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_SxA5QO0R5BDs/81541894/142118864

Currently, he is lead researcher in a POB Heritage grant “Interdisciplinary Study of Trauma and Memory in American Literature”, which brings together representatives from The University of North Texas (USA), Freie Universität Berlin (GER), Salem State University (USA), Université de Picardie Jules Verne (FR) and the Jagiellonian University.

Author’s page: https://michalchoinski.com/

 

Selected Conferences:

4th International Jonathan Edwards Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 22-24.08.2015

61st British Association for American Studies Conference, Belfast, UK, 15-17.04.2016

Harper Lee: Revisions, Monachium, Germany, 8-10.06.2016

Digital Humanities Congress, Kraków, Poland, 13-16.07.2016

62nd British Association for American Studies Conference, Canterbury, UK, 5-7.04.2017

11th International Association for Literary Semantics Conference, Huddersfield, UK, 8-11.04.2017

European & British Association for American Studies Conference, London, UK, 4-7.04.2018

65th German Association for American Studies Conference, Berlin, Germany, 24-27.05.2018

Polish Association for American Studies Conference, Łódź, Poland, 24-26.10.2018

International Association for Literary Semantics Symposium, Kraków, Poland, 18-20.10.2018

Southern Disruptions: Southern Studies Forum, Odense, Denmark, 3-5.04.2019

Faulkner Studies Colloqium, London, UK, 30.05.2019

Jonathan Edwards International Symposium, New Haven, USA, 2-4.10.2019

International Digital Humanities Hackaton, Potsdam, Germany, 9-11.12.2019

The Relevance of Jonathan Edwards Today, Budapest, Hungary, 13-14.12.2019

3rd Faulkner Studies Colloqium, London, United Kingdom, 28-29.05.2020

4th Faulkner Studies Colloqium, London, United Kingdom, 19-30.01.2021

 

Selected Publications

 

a) Books:

(co-edited with Elżbieta Tabakowska, Łukasz Wiraszka) Cognitive Linguistics in Action: From Theory to Application and Back, 2010, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter

(co-edited with Magdalena Bleinert-Coyle, Zygmunt Mazur) Beyond Words: Crossing Borders in English Studies, 2015, Kraków: Tertium

The Rhetoric of the Revival: the Language of the Great Awakening Preachers, Yale Divinity School New Advancements in Jonathan Edwards Studies Series, 2016. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Publishing

Southern Hyperboles: Metafigurative Strategies of Narration, Southern Studies Series, 2020. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

 

b) Articles:

Czy "fairies" to "elfy"? - czyli krótka wyprawa do irlandzkiego świata magii [in:] Przekładaniec 16, pp. 162-170. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 1/2006)

"Szkiełko i oko" czy "czucie i wiara"? Tłumacząc The Aurora Borealis at Rorvik Tamary Yoseloff na język polski [in:] Przekładaniec 17, pp. 200-206. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2/2006)

O socjolekcie "komórkowców" (na przykładzie wariantów wyrażenia puścić komuś sygnał) [in:] G. Szpila (ed.), 2007, Język polski XXI wieku: analizy, oceny, perspektywy, pp. 92-98. (Kraków: Tertium, 2007)

Emotikony w języku uczniów szkół tarnowskich [in:] Z. Cygal-Krupa (ed.), Współczesna polszczyzna: stan, perspektywy, zagrożenie, s. 161-169. (Kraków, Tarnów: Księgarnia Akademicka, 2008)

The Scissors and the Power: a Look at Harold Pinter's The Homecoming Through Pragmatic Lenses [in:] Kultura i Polityka: Zeszyty Naukowe WSE, pp. 234-243. (Kraków: Wyższa Szkoła Europejska im. ks. J. Tischnera, 2/3 (2008))

From Rhetoric to Pragmatics [in:] E. Chrzanowska-Kluczewska i A. Gołda-Derejczyk (ed.), The Cotextuality of Language and Culture, s. 51-65. (Bielsko Biała: Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, 2009)

From gravitas to urbanitas - Rhetoric and Persuasion in Act I, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus' [in:] Ch. Brighton i J. Lala (eds.), Cultural Intesections: Dialogue and Exchange in Language Studies, pp. 92-102. (Tarnów: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa, 2009)

Makiaweliczny ethos zwodzenia w Ryszardzie III Williama Szekspira [in:] K. Korus (ed.), Źródła Humanistyki Europejskiej tom II, pp. 103-117. (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2010)

Obrazy poetyckie w kazaniach Jonathana Edwardsa [in:] E. Tabakowska, R. Rogowski (eds.), Słowo i obraz, pp. 15-23. (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2010)

Pathos, Ethos and Logos: Rhetorical Duel Between Brutus and Antony in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar [in:] M. Coghen, Z. Mazur, B. Piątek (eds.) Ambiguity and the Search for Meaning: English and American Studies at the Beginning of the 21th Century, pp. 77-89. (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2010)

Retoryka "ognia i siarki" - kaznodziejstwo Jonathana Edwardsa i George'a Whitefielda [in:] M. Choptiany, W. Ryczek (eds.) Studia Rhetorica, pp. 15-25. (Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, 2011)

O języku przemówień prezydentów amerykańskich [in:] Kultura i Polityka: Zeszyty Naukowe WSE, pp. 43-55. (Kraków: Wyższa Szkoła Europejska im. ks. J. Tischnera, Vol.10 (2011))

From Pulpit to Stage - the Rhetorical Theatricality of George Whitefield [in:] A.Pokojska, A. Romanowska (ed.), Eyes to Wonder, Tongue to Praise. (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2012)

Rhetorical Hermeneutics of Jonathan Edwards's Sermonic Imagery [in:] Theologica Wratislaviensia, pp. 141-159. Vol. 12 (2012)

 (co-authored with Krystyna Choińska) Internetowa erystyka, czyli jak Polacy prowadzą spory w Sieci [in:] M. Jodłowiec, A. Tereszkiewicz (eds.), Język a komunikacja 33: Słownictwo specjalistyczne i specjalne w komunikacji, pp.165-173. (Kraków: Tertium, 2013)

Amerykańskie kaznodziejstwo rewiwalistyczne na przykładzie kazań Jonathan Edwardsa [in:] Prace Komisji Neofilologicznej PAU, pp.39-51, Vol. 13, (2015)

Sermons That "Cut Like a Sword": Samuel Blair's Rhetoric During the Great Awakening [in:] Polish Journal of American Studies 10 (2016), pp. 7-23

Strategie przekładu „obciążonego” kulturowo a polski przekład Jonathan Edwards Reader [in:] Przekładaniec 32, pp. 25-42 (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 1/2017)

 (co-authored with Jan Rybicki) Is God Really Angry at Sinners? A Stylometric Study of Jonahan Edwards’s Representations of God [in:] The Global Edwards, 2017, ed. Rhys Bezzant, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, pp. 349-359)

Harper Lee’s Two Novels – on the representation of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman [in:] Bibliotheca Nostra 49 (3) 2017, pp.76-86

Hyperbolic Bodies for Sale: The Figurative Representations of Prostitutes in Tennessee Williams’s Early Works [in:] Polish Journal of American Studies 12 (2018), pp. 129-143

 (co-authored with Jan Rybicki) Jonathan Edwards and Thomas Foxcroft: Pursuing Stylometric Traces of the Editor [in:] Amerikastudien 63 (2/2018), pp. 141-158

 (co-authored with Jan Rybicki and Maciej Eder) Harper Lee and Other People: A Stylometric Diagnosis [in:] Mississippi Quarterly 70 (3/2019), pp. 355-374

 “But why?”: Racial Guilt and the Southern Paradox in Willie Morris’s North Toward Home and Lillian Smith’s Kilers of the Dream [in:] Ex-Centric Souths. (Re)imagining Southern Centers and Peripheries, Universitat de València, 2019, pp. 181-195

Figures of Contrast in Tennessee Williams’s Summer and Smoke [in:] Polish Journal of American Studies 13 (2019), pp. 321-330

Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Humanities in American Studies [in:] Polish Journal of American Studies 14 (2020), pp. 143-149.

Coming back to oppressive Mississippi: a Figurative Study of Jesmyn Ward’s “Men We Reaped” [in:] Polish Journal of American Studies 15 (2021), pp. 161-177.

“I want to go home:” the Representation of Dual Homecoming in Dorothy Allison’s “Cavedweller” [in:] Roczniki Humanistyczne 69 (2021), pp. 49-61.

(co-authored with Jan Rybicki) Puritan Preachers in the Hands of Statisticians: the Stylometric Study of Colonial Religious Writings [in:] Digital Humanities and Archives (ed. Clifford Anderson), Boston: De Gruyter 2022, pp.13-30.

 

c) Translations

(fragments) Steven Connor, Kulturowa Historia Brzuchomówstwa, 2009, Kraków: Universitas

Anita Kłos, On Maria Konopnicka's Translation of Ada Negri's Fatalita and Tempeste, Przekładaniec 24 (2010), Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Joanna Zach, Whitman and Miłosz's America, Przekładaniec 25 (2013), Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

(fragments) Jonathan Edwards, Wybór pism, 2014, Wrocław: Credo