dr hab., prof. UAMDagmara Drewniak

Dagmara Drewniak
University professor

Websites / Profiles

Degrees

  • M.A. in English, Poznań, 1996
  • Ph.D. in English, Poznań, 2002
  • D.Litt. in Literature, Poznań, 2015

Research interests

  • Life writing
  • Contemporary Canadian literature
  • Literature of Immigrants from Poland and Eastern Europe
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Memory and trauma in Canadian literature

Teaching experience

  • History of English literature
  • History of American literature
  • Contemporary literature in English
  • Canadian literature
  • Theory of literature
  • English as a foreign language
  • British and American Life and Institutions
  • BA Seminars/Proseminars
  • MA Seminars/Proseminars

Professional experience

  • Lecturer, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 1997-2002
  • Senior Lecturer, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2002-2016
  • Head of the English Language Section, Teacher Training College 2003-2005, 2007-2010

Other professional experience

  • Lecturer of English Literature in Poznań Higher School of Foreign Languages, 2005-2011
  • Supervisor of Teacher Training Colleges in the Region of Poznań, 2004-2015
  • Writing texts for the Exhibition "Poles in the Canadian Mosaic 150 Years of History" at Emigration Museum in Gdynia, 1.07-15.12.2017

Professional organizations

  • Polish Association for Canadian Studies (PACS) - member of the Board of Auditors 2013-2016, Vice-President 2016-2022, President 2022-
  • British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS)
  • International Autobiography Association (IABA)
  • Polish Association for the Study of Australia and New Zealand (PASANZ) - founding member, member of the Board of Auditors
  • The Canadian-Polish Research Institute (Kanadyjsko-Polski Instytut Badawczy)
  • EACLALS: European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
  • Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS)

Papers read at international conferences and congresses

  • 11th PASE Conference, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 2002
  • Symposium of Teachers of Culture and Literature, Adam Mickiewicz University, Obrzycko, Poland, 2002
  • Multicultural Dilemmas, University of Silesia, Ustroń, Poland, 2002
  • Mythologies: From Construction to Transgression, Adam Mickiewicz University, Obrzycko, Poland, 2003
  • 6th HUSSE Conference, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 2003
  • 13th PASE Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, 2004
  • 3rd Congress of PACS and 3rd International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Cracow, Poland, 30.04-3.05.2004
  • 4th Congress of PACS, Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Puławy, Poland, 2007
  • Fenomen Słowa, Konferencja Centrum Badań im. Edyty Stein, UAM, Poznań, Poland, 2008
  • British Association for Canadian Studies Conference, Oxford, England, 2009
  • Fenomen Ducha Europy, Konferencja Centrum Badań im. Edyty Stein, UAM, Poznań, Poland, 2009
  • 19th PASE Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland, 2010
  • 5 Kongres Polskiego Towarzystwa Badań Kanadyjskich, Kraków, Poland, 5-7.10.2010
  • Fenomen pięknego życia, Konferencja Centrum Badań im. Edyty Stein, UAM, Poznań, Poland, 2010
  • 7 LIES – Literature in English Symposium, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, 17.04.2011
  • Jewishness in Contemporary Culture: American and European Perspectives, Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, Warsaw, Poland, 17-18.05.2011
  • Sustaining Canada. British Association for Canadian Studies Conference, Cambridge, England, 2-4.04.2012
  • 40 Colloque International de l'AFEC: Mutations et Ruptures au Canada/Changing Traditions in Canada, Nice, France, 13-15.06.2012
  • Wizje polskości w literaturze kanadyjskiej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń, Poland, 15.10.2012
  • 6th Congress of Polish Canadianists, UAM, Poznań, Poland, 5-7.04.2013
  • Kanade, di Goldene Medine? Perspectives on Canadian-Jewish Literature and Culture, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Łodź, Poland, 2-5.04.2014
  • Re-Imagining the First World War: (Hi)stories, Myths, and Propaganda in Anglophone Literature and Culture, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń, Poland, 25-26.09.2014
  • Autobiography, Sodertorn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-4.10.2014
  • 7th Congress of Polish Canadianists "Canada and war / Le Canada et les guerres", UMK, Toruń, Poland, 19-21.05.2016
  • 10th IABA World Conference "Excavating Lives", University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25.05-29.05.2016
  • Crossroads I Conference "Memory / Forgetting", University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland, 1-2.12.2016
  • Polacy i diaspora polska w Ameryce Północnej, Muzeum Emigracji, Gdynia, Poland, 20-22.09.2017
  • Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Historical Heritage and Contemporary Perspectives in Language, Culture and Literature, University of Opole, Opole, Poland, 24-25.11.2017
  • 8th Triennial International Conference of Central European Association for Canadian Studies "Transnational Challenges to Canadian Culture, Society and the Environment", Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic, 20-22.09.2018
  • Aftermath: The Fall and Rise after the Event, Jagiellonian University and University of Warsaw, Kraków, Poland, 25-27.10.2018
  • Comparing e/migrations: Tradition - (Post)memory - Translingualism, Nicolas Copernicus University and the Polish Comparative Literature Association, Toruń, Poland, 24-26.04.2019 (plenary speaker)
  • 28th PASE Conference: Diversity is inclusive: Cultural, literary and linguistic mosaic, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 27-28.06.2019
  • 2nd Biennial International Conference: Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Changes, Innovations, Reversals, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 16-17.09.2019
  • 8th Congress of the Polish Canadianists: Canadian (Re)Visions: Futures, Changes, Revolutions / Les (Re)Visions canadiennes: Projections, Changements, Revolutions, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland, 25-27.09.2019
  • 17th EACLALS Triennial Conference: Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments, Cardiff University, Cardif, UK, 28-30.06.2021 (online)
  • 3rd Biennial International Conference: Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Insularity, Solidarity, Disunity?, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań, Poland, 23.09.2021 (online)
  • Life Writing w/obec Transformacji, Life Writing Working Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 5.11.2021
  • Wastelands 34th European Association for American Studies Conference, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Complutense Universidad, Madrid, Spain, 6-8.04.2022 (online/hybrid)
  • Experimental Life-Writing, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Wrocław, Poland, 22-23.04.2022
  • 9th Congress of Polish Canadianists: Eye/I on Canada: Inclusion and Exclusion / Voix/Voie du Canada: Inclusion et Exclusion, University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland, 21-23.09.2022 (plenary speaker)
  • Life Writing Awangard, Instytut Kultury Polskiej, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warszawa, Poland, 28-30.09.2022
  • British Association for Canadian Studies Conference, University of London, London, England, 20-22.04.2023
  • IABA Europe Conference 2023 “Life-Writing in Times of Crisis”, University of Warsaw, 5-8.07.2023
  • 35th European Association for American Studies Conference "1924-2024: The American Immigrant Narrative Revisited", Amerikahaus Munich, Germany, 4-6.04.2024
  • 9th Congress of The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America “Poland in the World,” Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, 7-9 June 2024

Invited lectures

  • Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 2007
  • Wydział Pedagogiczno-Artystyczny UAM, Kalisz, 2008
  • Centrum Badań Kanadyjskich, Uniwersytet im. M. Kopernika, Toruń, 2011
  • Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych, Stary Tomyśl, 2012
  • Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa, Konin, 2016
  • Ośrodek Studiów Amerykańskich, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warszawa, 2016
  • Canada Day, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Szczecin, 2017
  • Canada 150 Lecture Series, Rostock Universität, Rostock, 2017
  • Kolorowy Uniwersytet, UAM, Poznań, 2018
  • Instytut Literaturoznawstwa Wydziału Humanistycznego Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń, 2021 (dwa wykłady: po angielsku i po polsku)
  • Corpus Politicum: Body Politics Through History Workshop organized by Nicolaus Copernicus University, University of Roehampton London and London Metropolitan University, Toruń, 2023

Other Talks and Presentations

  • Canada Day, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2011
  • Canada Day, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2012
  • Canada Day, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2013
  • Canada Day, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2014
  • Canada Day, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2015
  • WA Friday Lunch Talk, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2015
  • Canada Week, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2021
  • Spotkania z kulturą krajów anglo- i niemieckojęzycznych, PWSZ Konin, 2021
  • Canada Week, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2022
  • Canada Day, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2023

Podcasts

Organization of Conferences

  • International Conference: "The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives", 07 March 2015, WA UAM Poznań, Poland. Together with: Prof. Agnieszka Rzepa and dr Katarzyna Macedulska. The conference is part of the research grant NCN 2012/05/B/HS2/04004 for the project “The aesthetics and politics of North American female memoir (1990-present) – multicultural perspectives”.
  • Life Writing Working Group Seminar March 2021 (online), May 2021 (online), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
  • Life Writing Working Group Conference: Life Writing w/obec Transformacji, 05 November 2021, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

Grants

  • British Council Grant "Fresh air in the classroom: teaching literature to young people" Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England, 7-13.04.2002
  • Research grant number 2012/05/B/HS2/04004 for the project “The aesthetics and politics of North American female memoir (1990-present) – multicultural perspectives”. Source of funding: National Science Centre (other collaborators: Prof. UAM dr hab. Agnieszka Rzepa, dr Katarzyna Macedulska (Kuczma))
  • Research grant number 2017/27/B/HS2/00111 for the project "Figura domu. Anglojęzyczna literatura polskich emigrantów i ich potomków w Kanadzie po 2010 roku". Source of funding: National Science Centre (2018-2021); reserach project leader and principal investigator
  • Library Search, University of Ottawa, Ottawa and Robarts Library, Toronto, Canada (7-19.06.2019). Source of funding: National Science Centre, grant number 2017/27/B/HS2/00111
  • Archive Search, Archiwum Emigracji, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń, Poland (22-24.02.2022). Source of funding: AMU School of Languages and Literatures
  • Uniwersytet Jutra II Teaching Internship at York University in Toronto, Canada, 5-13 June 2023

Editorial

  • Guest editor (with Anna Branach-Kallas, Renata Jarzębowska-Sadkowska, Piotr Sadkowski) of TransCanadiana. Essays in Red and White/Essais en rouge et blanc Polish Journal of Canadian Studies/ Revue Polonaise d’Etudes Canadiennes, no 2, 2009
  • Guest editor (with Agnieszka Rzepa) of Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, vol. 50, no 2-3, 2015
  • Guest editor (with Anna Branach-Kallas) of Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, vol 55, no 2, 2020
  • Guest editor (with Monika Browarczyk and Lucyna Marzec) of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol. 38, no. 3 (2023)

Honors

  • Prize of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University for outstanding organizational and didactic achievements, 2005
  • Prize of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University for outstanding organizational and didactic achievements, 2009
  • Prize of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University for outstanding research achievements, 2018
  • 2023 Pierre Savard Award for the book: Figura domu. Szkice o najnowszej anglojęzycnej literaturze emigrantów z ziem polskich i ich potomków w Kanadzie (Jagiellonian University Press, 2022)