Dariusz Skorczewski

Visit Dates: 2017-18

Associate Professor, Department of Theory and Anthropology of Literature,
Vice-Dean, Research and International Cooperation,
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Research Interests
  • Polish Literature
  • Translation
  • Identity and Ideology

Dariusz Skórczewski’s research project examines how English translations of Polish literature, and the reception of Polish literature by English-speaking audiences, have shifted after the Polish democratic transition in 1989. Prior to that time, Polish literature was saturated with Christian ideals in an effort to preserve Polish identity against communist ideology. But after 1989, Skórczewski’s research suggests, Polish literature contributed to and reflected the emergence of a new Polish identity.