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Sylwia Borowska-Szerszun, Ph.D

email: sbszerszun@gmail.com

She has published articles on medieval and Tudor drama, focusing on carnivalesque reversals and transgressions (Bachtin’s theory).  Currently, she is connecting her interest in medieval literature and culture with studies on fantasy fiction. Privately, a bookworm, cat lover, TV series addict and book blogger.

Academic degrees:

2010 – Ph. D.  in literary studies, Warsaw University

2002 – M.A. in English Philology, Warsaw Uniersity

Research interests:

  • English medieval literature and culture
  • medievalism in contemporary literature (particularly fantasy)
  • representation of otherness in popular literature and culture

Selected publications

Articles and book chapters:

  • “Sweet Demons: Male Body and Masculinity in Anne Bishop’s Dark Fantasy Novels and related Fan Art”, in Visuality and Vision in American Literature, ed. by Z. Maszewski, W. Łaszkiewicz, T. Sawczuk.  Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Białystok, 2014, 47-58.
  • “Love and Knowledge: on Eroticising Moral Message in John Redford’s Wit and Science”, in: Old Challenges and New Horizons in English and American Studies, ed. by. A. Walczuk, W. Witalisz. Text –Meaning – Context. Cracow Studies in English Language, Literature and Culture Vol. 9, Peter Lang Edition, Frankfurt, 2014, 83-94.
  • “Female Myth and Gender Ideology in Two Tudor Interludes: Fulgens and Lucres and Johan Johan”, in:  Edukacja dla Przyszłości Vol. 8, ed. by  J. Zaniewski, A. Serwicka-Kapała. Białystok: WSFiZ, Białystok, 2010.
  • “From Riot to (Self-)Control: Unruly Youth in Late Medieval Interludes”, in: PASE Studies in Litearture and Culture, ed. by M. Cieślak, A. Rasmus. Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2008, 57-66.
  • “The Comic and the Carnivalesque in Mankind”, in: Studies in English Drama and Poetry Vol. 1, ed. by Joanna Kazik. Łódź: Wydawnictwo Universytetu Łódzkiego, 2007, 35-44.
  • “The Unruly Household in John Heywood’s Johan Johan”, in: Studia Anglica Posnaniensia. An International Review of English Studies Vol. 43. Poznań: UAM, 2007, 265-274.
  • “Women in Fulgens and Lucres by Henry Medwall”, w: Approaches to Literature Vol. 4, ed. by Grażyna Bystydzieńska. Warszawa: Zakład Literatury Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2005, 47-58.