• (Polski) dr hab. Anna Tomczak

(Polski) dr hab. Anna Tomczak

email: atomczak@uwb.edu.pl

Academic degrees

2014 – post-doctoral degree (habilitacja); literary studies, UMCS

2003 – PhD in literary studies, Warsaw University

Other Diplomas

1994 – Diploma with Commendation, Post-graduate Studies in British History and Culture, Ruskin College Oxford and Warsaw University (jointly)

Research Interests

  • postcolonial literature
  • literary anthropology
  • South Asian diasporic fiction
  • Memory Studies
  • Food Studies

Selected publications


  • Reading Class: Non-verbal Communication as a Reflection of Middle Class Attitudes and Behaviours in Selected Novels of Iris Murdoch, University of Białystok Press 2009.
  • Cultural Memory and Food: South Asian Diasporic Fiction, University of Białystok Press, Białystok 2012.

Articles and book chapters

  • “Having No Patience with Nostalgia in Bharati Mukherjee’s short story ‘Nostalgia’”, W. Łaszkiewicz, Z. Maszewski, J. Partyka (eds). Dwelling in Days Foregone: Nostalgia in American Literature and Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
  •  “Hounslow in Love with Central London Or How a Few Desi Rudeboys Have Become Enamoured of the Metropolis”, Analeromana. Anale Universitati Din Oradea. 2015.123-136.
  • “Finding Inspiration in Text and Photography: On Jhumpa Lahiri’s Novel The Namesake and its Film Adaptation”, Z. Maszewski, W. Łaszkiewicz and T. Sawczuk (eds). Visuality and Vision in American Literature. Białystok: Białystok University Press, 2014. 233-
  • “A Fantasy of Incorporation: Identity in Gautam Malkani’s Novel Londonstani” Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo and Angel Mateos-Aparicio Martin-Albo (eds.) Constructing Selves: Issues in Gender, Age, Ethnicity and Nation. Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2014. 267-277.
  • “Old Notions, New Ideas: The Kitchen as a Locus Memoriae in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss”, Anna Walczuk and W. Witalisz (eds) Old Challenges and New Horizons in English and American Studies. Frankfurt am Main: American Studies. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014. 315-327.
  • “Trying to Cross Frontiers of Fortress Europe: Rose Tremain’s Novel The Road Home”, Fabiszak, J. et al. (ed.) Crossroads in Literature and Culture. Crossroads in Literature and Culture. Springer 2013, 451-462.
  • “Rushdie Affair Revisited”, Crossroads: A Journal of English Studies, 1/2013.
  • “Metoda F. Poyatosa w studiach nad prozą narracyjną”, Linguodidactica XVI, [“Fernando Poyatos’s Methos of Studying Narrative Fiction”]. Linguodidactica XVI, Białystok 2012, 187-217.
  • “Eccentricity and Food: On Some Peculiar Culinary Choices in Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea”, Aymes-Stoke, Sophie and L. Mellet (eds). In and Out: Eccentricity in Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 289-310.
  •  “The development of English education in the years 1830-1914”, Annales Neophilologiarum 5, 2011. 121-134. “Englishness in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia”, F. Reviron-Piegay (ed.) Englishness Revisited, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009. 378-388.
  • “ ‘Vain trifles as they seem’: Rosina’s power dressing in Iris Murdoch’s Novel The Sea, The Sea.” Kwartalnik
  • Neofilologiczny LVI 2/2009. 177-184.