Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik

(1980), graduated summa cum laude from the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University. She also completed courses in postgraduate intedisciplinary comparative studies (Institute of Polish Studies, JU) and postgraduate studies in social economy management (2010). Her M.A. dissertation, (Pen)Umbrae: Palimpsestic Translations of Beowulf, reflects her interest in premodern culture, medievalism as well as contemporary literary and translation theories. As a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University she has been engaged into a research project Anatomy of monstrosity: from Grendel to Blade. She is also working on a doctoral dissertation The voice of vengeance. Women, violence and poethics of revenge in Renaissance England at the Faculty of Philology (JU). She has received scholarships and grants from the University of Northern Iowa (2002, U.S.), Jan Kochanowski Fund (2003), Polish Department of Education and Sport (2003-2004) as well as the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies (2009). She is an active member of Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, International Shakespeare Association and a founding member of the European Shakespeare Research Association. Her articles and translations have been published in Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil; Słowianie w Europie. Historia. Kultura. Język; Shakespeare in Europe. History and Memory; The Year's Work in Medievalism; Teksty Drugie and Przekładaniec. She co-edits Zeszyty naukowe TD UJ as well as Translation Studies Abstracts and Bibliography of Translation Studies (St. Jerome).

Among the books she translated/co-translated are the following:

  1. Judith Butler. Antigone's Claim. [Żądanie Antygony.] Kraków (in print).
  2. Hillel Schwartz. The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles. [Kultura kopii.] Krakow (w druku).
  3. Steven Connor. Kulturowa historia brzuchomówstwa. Kraków 2009.
  4. Victoria Nelson. Sekretne życie lalek. Kraków 2009.
  5. David Wood. Jak dzieci uczą się i myślą. Społeczne konteksty rozwoju poznawczego. Kraków 2006.