Nowe Szkoty

Gdańsk Scottish Studies Research Group


David Malcolm – Head of Group

David Malcolm is Professor of English Literature in the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Gdańsk in Poland. He is co-author (with Cheryl Alexander Malcolm) of Jean Rhys: A Study of the Short Fiction (Twayne, 1996), and author of Understanding Ian McEwan (2002), Understanding Graham Swift (2003) and Understanding John McGahern (2007, all University of South Carolina Press). He is co-editor of The British and Irish Short Story, 1945-2000, volume 319 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Thomson-Gale, 2006). The Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story, which he edited with Cheryl Alexander Malcolm, was published in autumn 2008. His study The British and Irish Short Story Handbook was published by Wiley-Blackwell in February 2012. He has published essays on nineteenth-century and twentieth-century British, Irish, and US literatures in scholarly journals and collections in the UK, the USA, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Poland. He writes reviews for the Times Literary Supplement.

Marta Crickmar – Founding Member 

Marta Crickmar is a literary translator and Translation Studies researcher. She completed her PhD on the subject of stylistic intertextuality in translation at the University of Gdańsk. Marta has written and presented papers about Polish and Scottish literature in translation. She is also involved in various translation projects, such as Translator’s Island.

* Project Translator’s Island

Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish – Founding Member

(In academic year 2016/2017 on maternity leave)

Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish completed her PhD on the subject of genre polymorphism in the fiction of Ian Rankin at Gdańsk University, Poland. Co-organiser of bi-annual international crime fiction conference Crime Fiction Here and There (Nov 2012, Sept 2014, Sept 2016) and partner in Captivating Criminality Network – an international network of academics, researchers and practitioners of crime fiction. She has given and published papers on crime fiction and Scottish Literature. She is the co-editor (with Urszula Elias) of Crime Scenes: Modern Crime Fiction in an International Context (Peter Lang, 2014). Her research interests include crime fiction, contemporary Scottish fiction and the Gothic.

Monika Szuba – Founding Member

Monika Szuba completed her PhD on the subject of strategies of contestation in the novels of contemporary Scottish women authors (Janice Galloway, Ali Smith, A.L.Kennedy, and Candia McWilliam) at Gdańsk University, Poland. She is a member of the ASLS International Committee. The International Committee (IC) is composed of several academic members nominated by the Council, from different countries in the world. This is a consultative/advisory committee, whose main aim is to support ASLS in promoting the study of Scottish literature internationally. She has published a number of articles on Scottish fiction and poetry, as well as women’s and post-colonial literature. She translates poetry from English and French into Polish. Her translations of poems by David Constantine, Michael Edwards and Robert Farnsworth have been published in literary magazines such as Topos and Tekstualia. Together with David Malcolm she has translated poems by Elizabeth Burns and Alan Riach (See Publications). Co-organiser of an International Poetry Conference and Festival BACK 2 (Sopot, Poland, 17-22 May 2011), an International Literary Conference and Festival BETWEEN.POMIĘDZY (Sopot, 14-20 May 2012) and BETWEEN.1983 (Sopot, 13-19 May 2013) as well as BETWEEN.POMIĘDZY: New Beginnings in Scottish Literature (Sopot, 14-16 MAY 2014) Her research interests include twentieth-century British poetry and prose.

Ewa Chodnikiewicz (Member since March 2016)

Ewa Chodnikiewicz graduated from the University of Gdansk with an M.A on human’s relation to the natural world and animals in John Steinbeck’s works.Presently, she is working as an academic teacher of English at Social Economic Higher School in Gdansk.  She is also a PhD student at the University of Gdansk. Her research interests include animal studies, nature writing and ecocriticism in modern British and Scottish literature.

Scholars affiliated with the Research Group:

Rohan Berry Crickmar, M.A. (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

prof. dr. Christoph Heyl (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

prof. UW, dr hab. Jerzy Jarniewicz (University of Warsaw, Poland)

prof. UW, dr hab. Aniela Korzeniowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

dr Monika Kocot (University of Łódź, Poland)

dr Halszka Leleń (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)

dr Margery Palmer McCulloch (University of Glasgow, Scotland)

Petra Johana Poncarová, M.A. (Charles University, Czech Republic)

prof. UG, dr hab. Mirosława Modrzewska (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

prof. Glenda Norquay (Liverpool John Moores University, England)

prof. Alan Riach (University of Glasgow, Scotland)


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