Dariusz Skorczewski

Visit Dates: 2017-18, 2022-23

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland


Research Interests
  • Polish Literature
  • Translation
  • Identity and Ideology

Dariusz Skórczewski is a scholar of Polish literature and national identity in a postcolonial context. His research has focused on such topics as Polish Romanticism and Polish literature in translation, including 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. As a visiting scholar in the summer of 2022, Skórczewski conducted research on the diary of Pelagia Rościszewska, a Polish female landowner in the Kiev Governorate, which was written between 1819 and 1858. Written for her daughter and granddaughter, Rościszewska’s diary is a unique literary document of “molecular” intergenerational value transmission in the colonized society of a nation without a state.

In September 2022, Skórczewski gave a presentation on his findings during a lecture at the Rare Books and Special Collections of the Hesburgh Libraries. He subsequently wrote a reflection on his research, which is available at the link below.

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Skórczewski visited the Institute until the end of September (2022) as a guest associate professor on an external grant from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).