drMałgorzata Olsza

Małgorzata Olsza
Assistant professor (Adiunkt)

Websites / Profiles


  • M.A. in Art History, AMU, 2010
  • B.A. in English, AMU, 2011
  • M.A. in English, AMU, 2013
  • Ph.D. in American Literature, AMU, 2017

Research Interests

  • American comics and graphic novels
  • Comix and comics by women
  • Word and image
  • Media studies
  • Contemporary American literature

Teaching Experience

  • TEFL at university level
  • History of American Literature
  • Translation of financial, business, and legal texts
  • B.A. Seminars and Proseminars in American Literature and American comics
  • American graphic novels, comics and comix

Professional Organizations

Research Projects

  • "Drawing feminism: Female artists on the underground American comix scene in the 1970s and 1980s", National Science Center (NCN) Grant, MINIATURA 2, 2018/02/X/HS2/00693, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
  • "The pregnant body and reproductive rights in American comics and graphic novels (1970-2022)", National Science Center (NCN) grant, SONATA 18, 2022/47/D/HS2/00054, Principal Investigator, 2023-2026


  • JFK Institute Foundation for North American Studies at Free University, Berlin, 2015

Papers Read at International Conferences and Congresses

  • Performing South, Southern Studies Forum Conference, Szczecin, 12-14 September 2013
  • America: Justice, Conflict, War, European Association for American Studies Conference (Student Section), The Hague, The Netherlands, 3-6 April 2014
  • Thinking Food: The Functions of Food in the US American Culture and Society, American Studies Center, Warsaw, Poland, 16-17 May 2014
  • Word & Image Crossovers, Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 29-30 September 2014
  • Tearing up the page: reading/viewing the rip in English-language comics and graphic novels, Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France, 7 February 2015
  • Wordstruck: American Artists as Readers, Writers, and Literati, Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin, Poland, 13-16 May 2015
  • HCA Spring Academy on American History, Culture & Politics, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 14-18 March 2016
  • European Association for American Studies Conference 2016, Constanta, Romania, 22-25 April 2016
  • Transnational American Studies, Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference, American Studies Center, Warsaw, Poland, 27-29 October 2016
  • New Perspectives in English and American Studies, April Conference Fourteen, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 20-22 April 2017
  • Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North American Literature and Culture, Maria Sklodowska-Curie University in Lublin, Poland, 10-11 May 2018
  • Text-Image-Music: Crossing the Borders, the 4th International Association of Literary Semantics Symposium, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 18-20 October 2018
  • Gender and the Graphic Novel, The University of Barcelona, Spain, 8 March 2019
  • Diversity is inclusive: Cultural, literary and linguistic mosaic, 28th PASE Conference, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 27-28 June 2019
  • Feminism in the Media/Feminism and the Media in the 20th Century, German Historical Institute London, UK, 21-23 November 2019
  • Comics and Feminism, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 19-21 February 2020
  • Feminisms in American Studies in/and Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here?, Fourth Biennial European Association for American Studies Women's Network Symposium [online], 28-29 April 2021
  • Hinterlands: Cultural and Literary Perspectives [online], University of Wrocław, Poland, 18-20 March 2022
  • Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne Conference [online], University of Łódź, Poland, 12-14 May 2022
  • Comics and Conscience: Ethics, Morality, and Great Responsibility [online], The 2022 International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 29 June - 1 July 2022
  • Comics, Activism, Feminisms 2022, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-19 August 2022
  • EXπRE. Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture [online], Maria Sklodowska-Curie University in Lublin and The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), Poland, 1-2 December 2022
  • Access to Equality: Reproductive Justice in the United States [online], Fifth Biennial European Association for American Studies Women's Network Symposium, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 31 March -- 1 April, 2023
  • HistorioGRAPHICS: Framing the Past in Comics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bavarian American Academy and the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor), Munich, Germany, 15-17 June, 2023
  • America and Deep Time: Alternate Geographies, Temporalities, and Histories, The Polish Association for American Studies  2023 Annual Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 25-27 October 2023
  • 1924-2024: The American Immigrant Narrative Revisited [online],The 35th Biennial European Association for American Studies Conference, Munich, Germany, 4-6 April 2024
  • Auto / Bio / Fictional Graphic Narratives: A Symposium [online], The Goldsmiths Research Centre for Comparative Literature (CCL), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 26-27 June 2024
  • Comics and Technologies [online], The Fifteenth Annual International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 10-12 July 2024

Organizer of international conferences


  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom, 2015


  • Award of the Dean of the Faculty of English of Adam Mickiewicz University for the Best M.A. Thesis in Literature, 2013
  • Polish Association for American Studies Annual Award for the Best American Studies M.A. Thesis Written at a Polish University, 2013
  • Adam Mickiewicz University Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Outstanding Participation in the Life of the University, 2013