dr hab.Dagmara Gizło

Dagmara Gizło
Adiunkt (Assistant professor)

Websites / Profiles


  • M.A. in English, Poznań, 1997
  • Ph.D. in English, 2002
  • D.Litt. in Literature, Poznań, 2023

Research interests

  • Theatre studies
  • Performance studies
  • Cognitive sciences and the study of theatre
  • Literature and psychology
  • Psychotherapy studies
  • Contemporary drama
  • Post-war British theatre
  • Irish theatre
  • Irish history and culture
  • Theory of literature
  • Drama as Therapy
  • Standardized Patient Programmes and Theatre Models

Teaching experience

  • English literature
  • TEFL at university level
  • Practical English phonetics
  • English for special purposes (psychology)
  • Irish literature
  • History of Irish Drama
  • Contemporary British drama
  • History of British Theatre
  • Theatre and Therapy
  • Introduction to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Studying Theatre and Performance
  • (Verbal) Violence in Contemporary British Theatre
  • Irish Theatre and Drama of the Twentieth Century

Other professional experience

  • Theatre and Drama in English - Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland - Programme coordinator: link

Professional organizations

  • Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE)
  • European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • The PsyArt Foundation
  • The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL)
  • The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
  • The Psychonomic Society
  • Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN)
  • European Federation of Associations and Centres for Irish Studies (EFACIS)

Affiliations with Research Centres

  • Centre for Research in Culture and Performance, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta


  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1998
  • Freie Universitat Berlin, 1999
  • University of Malta, 2015
  • University of Malta, 2016


  • 11 June 2010  - AMU training: special skills required to teach the blind and sand-blind students and adapt teaching materials to their needs
  • 30 May 2012 - Training organised by FIRR Kraków (Regional Development Foundation Cracow) - increasing the accessibility of university education for the disabled
  • 28 May 2013 - AMU training: educational needs of deaf and hearing- impaired students
  • 28-29 November 2016 – AMU training "Conscious Staff" – working with students with different kinds of disability

Papers read at international conferences and congresses

  • "Krytyka feministyczna - siostra teorii i historii literatury", IBN PAN, Warsaw 1999
  • Ninth Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Gdansk 2000
  • Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Tarnowo Podgórne, 2004
  • 3rd Medieval English Studies Symposium, Poznań, 2004
  • International Interdisciplinary Conference "Playfullness, Light(ness) and Air in Irish Literature and Culture", Łódź, 2009
  • "From the Battle of Finnsburgh to Tony Harrison Shrapnel : The glory and misery of war in British literature and culture", Koszalin, 2009
  • Drama Through the Ages and Medieval Literature International Conference, "Against and Beyond: Subversion and Transgression in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media", Łódź 2009
  • "Evil, Ugliness, Disgrace in the cultures of the West and East", Kamień Śląski, 2010
  • 29th International Psyart Conference "Psychology and the Arts", Universiteit Gent, Belgium, 2012
  • "Performance and Interdisciplinarity”. A Conference at the University of Malta, hosted by the School of Performing Arts, Valletta, Malta 2015
  • "Emotion(s)”. 24th PASE International Conference, Wrocław 2015
  • “Reconciliations”. The Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, University of York, England, 2015
  • "21 Century Performance and Research", 2016 Annual Conference at the University of Malta, School of Performing Arts, Valetta, Malta 2016
  • "Interweaving Cultures: Theory and Practice", University of Malta 2017
  • Hybrid Practices: Methodologies, Histories, and Performance, A conference at the University of Malta, hosted by the School of Performing Arts 13-15 March 2019. Paper title: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Marina Carr's Portia Coughlan: Hybrid Methodology and the Reading of a Contemporary Irish Play
  • "Literature and Media: Productive Intersections", University of Łódź, 2019

Visiting lecturer

  • School of Perfroming Arts, University of Malta since 2016


  • (ass.ed.) English Language, Literature and Culture. 2006. (Edited by Jacek Fisiak.) Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University
  • (ed.) An Outline History of Irish Literature in Texts. 2011. (Edited by Liliana Sikorska, Joanna Jarząb and Dagmara Krzyżaniak.) Poznań: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie

Theatre Reviews