• (Polski) dr hab. Anna Tomczak

(Polski) dr hab. Anna Tomczak

email: atomczak@uwb.edu.pl

Academic degrees

1977 MA in English Literature, Warsaw University

2003  PhD in English literature; Warsaw University

2014  Dr hab. in literature, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin


Research interests:

postcolonial literature

memory studies

English language diasporic fiction




Reading Class: Non-verbal Communication as a Reflection of Middle Class Attitudes and Behahiours in Selected Novels of Iris Murdoch (2009).

Cultural Memory and Food: South Asian Diasporic Fiction (2012).

recent articles:

– “Cookbook-Memoirs by Indian Diasporic Writers: Articulating Collective Identity and Bridging the Gap between the Private and the Public,”  Acta Philologica nr 51/2017


– “On exile, memory and food: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s The Settler’s Cookbook: A Memoir of Love, Migration and Food” in Susana Onega, Constanza del Rio and Maite Escudero-Alías, eds. Traumatic Memory and the Ethical, Political and Transhistorical Functions of Literature. Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict series. Springer 2017.


– Ways of Grieving: Bharati Mukherjee’s ‘The Management of Grief’ and Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Hema and Kaushik’, Wojciech Drąg and Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak (eds), Spectrum of Emotions. From Love to Grief. Frankfurt am Mein, Peter Lang, 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.