drKatarzyna Macedulska

Katarzyna Macedulska
Assistant professor (Adiunkt)

Websites / Profiles


  • B.A. in English (linguistics/translation), 2003, Poznań
  • M.A. in English (American literature), 2005, Poznań
  • Ph.D. in English (American literature), 2010, Cotutelle de thèse: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Gießen, Germany and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Research interests

  • American autobiography and memoir
  • American contemporary literature
  • American literature of the 19th century (Transcendentalism)
  • American postmodernism
  • Theory of culture and memory
  • Literary theory (psychoanalysis, narratology, hermeneutics, phenomenology)

Teaching Experience

  • History of American Literature
  • Interpretation of Literary Texts
  • British and American Life and Institutions
  • English as a Second Language: Writing and Composition, Speaking, Grammar, and Reading Comprehension
  • Academic Discourse
  • B.A. seminar in American literature
  • M.A. seminar in American literature
  • Proseminars in American literature

Professional Organisations

  • Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS)


  • Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; Erasmus/Socrates; 2003-2004
  • courtesy of Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sweden, Swedish Language Course and library search; July - August 2006
  • Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany, DAAD Forschungsstipendium; 2007-2008
  • European Summer School in Cultural Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2009
  • EAAS (European Association for American Studies) Travel Grant, Paris, France, October 2009


  • NCN Research grant No. 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 investigators: Prof. UAM dr hab. Agnieszka Rzepa, Prof. UAM dr hab. Dagmara Drewniak) (2013-2016)

Papers Read at International Conferences and Symposia

  • IV IALS (International Association for Literary Semantics) Conference, "In Search of (Non)Sense, Literary Semantics and the Related Fields and Disciplines," Kraków, Poland, October 2006
  • PAAS (Polish Association for American Studies) Annual Conference, "Ideology and Rhetoric - Constructing America," Warsaw, Poland, October 2006
  • 1st HELAAS (Hellenic Association for American Studies) International Graduate Student Conference, "ExCentric Narratives: Identity and Multivocality in Anglo-American Cultures," Thessaloniki, Greece, March  2007
  • "American Poetry in Europe: Teaching, Translation, Reception," Symposium, Poznań, May 2007
  • "Values in Literature and the Media," Gießen, Germany, June 2008
  • "Trans-cultural remembrance" - 2nd International Symposium for Young Researchers and Investigators, Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 2008
  • PAAS (Polish Association for American Studies) Annual Conference, "The Past in the Present: The American Uses of History," Warsaw, Poland, October 2008
  • "Anders: Identitäten," Conference of the Research Area Culture and Identities, Gießen, Germany, November 2008
  • "Narrative Networks: Kultur und Narration im Spannungsfeld von Fakten und Fiktionen," Conference of the Research Area Culture and Narration, Gießen, Germany, December 2008
  • ESSCS 2009 "The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises", Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2009
  • Margaret Fuller Conference, Paris, France, October 2009
  • PAAS (Polish Association for American Studies) Annual Conference, "American Diversity: Identities, Narratives, Politics", Łódź, Poland, October 2010
  • PAAS (Polish Association for American Studies) Annual Conference, "American Experience - the Experience of America", Gdańsk, Poland, October 2011
  • LIES VIII (Literature in English Symposium), "Of what is past, or passing, or to come" Travelling in time and space in literature in English, Poznań, Poland, May 2012
  • 1st Global Conference: Making Sense of: Play: Project, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom, July 2012
  • Trauma & Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, July 2013
  • PAAS (Polish Association for American Studies) Annual Conference, "Eating America", Wrocław, Poland, October 2013
  • 5th Global Conference: Storytelling, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-13 May 2014
  • Autobiography, International Conference, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-4 October, 2014
  • PAAS Annual Conference, American 'Wild Zones': Space, Experience, Consciousness, The University of Białystok, Białowieża, Poland, 22-24 October 2014
  • PAAS Annual Conference, Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, 27-29 October 2016
  • Diversity is Inclusive: Cultural, Literary and Linguistic Mosaic, 28th PASE Conference, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 27-28 June 2019
  • Translating Cultural Memory in Fiction and Testimony - Memory Studies and Translation Studies in Dialogue, Forschungszentrum Kulturen in Kontakt (Innsbruck) and Centrum voor literatuur in vertaling (Ghent), University of Innsbruck, Austria, 10-11 October 2019
  • Narrating  Lives”: International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography, organized by the London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. London, Great Britain (online), 28-29 August 2021
  • Life-Writing w/obec Transformacji, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 5 November 2021
  • EPIDI Final Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 2-3 June 2022

Guest Lectures

  • University of Zielona Góra, 24 April 2014

Organization of International Conferences

  • "Narrative Networks: Kultur und Narration im Spannungsfeld von Fakten und Fiktionen," Gießen, Germany, December 2008. Together with: Miriam Wallraven, Daniela Meinhardt, Sandra Berger, Uwe Mayer, and Stephan Freißmann
  • 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 Prof. Dagmara Drewniak. 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”.


  • Summa cum laude (PhD), 2010, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Gießen, Germany


  • PhD Student representative to RIFA (Rada Instytutu Filologii Angielskiej) (2005-2007)
  • Member of the UAM Disciplinary Commission for PhD Students and Authorities (2007)
  • Member of the IFA PhD Studies Council (Rada Studium Doktoranckiego Instytutu Filologii Angielskiej) (2008-2009)